Sunday, November 25, 2007
The picture to the left is the city that I've been to 2x now this month for some of my reserve duties. Okay, I didn't exactly work in Seattle, but close enough. ( I was at an army post in the nearby area.)
First of all, I just wanted to thank my GF for being so patient with me and my travels (including the travel delays), taking care of the pets, and just keeping everything in order. I really wish that I could have taken her with me to Seattle, but then again....I probably was too busy playing soldier that we most likely could not have done much.
While I cannot say too much about what had happened with the army stuff while I was in Seattle, I do have to say that I am realizing that I am just not the type to play politics in order to climb up in rank. I have put in a lot of time and effort into the army thing and it's really starting to interfering with my job, as well as my personal life....as much as I really like the people in my unit, there is just no way that they can know about my GF....even if the current chain of command is made up of some really good people, it's not a guarantee that the good attitude will stay the same...with all the different people that I'll be in contact with.
I think a lot of people that I know in my unit are feeling burned out also, with obligations at their day jobs as well as their reserve duties. It is really hard to please everyone.
I have also decided to start a new job that'll pay me more $. I don't know how long I'll stay at that job, but for the time being, it'll help us pay off some of our debts, and that'll be less of a weight on our shoulders.
We didn't goto our homes for thanksgiving, instead, we spent it in our apt. and cooked a 19 lbs. turkey. The GF knows how much I LOVE eating turkey, and the broth that it can make :-) We'll do X'mas at her home and I'll most likely do new years at my grandfather's in Houston. I so wish that my grandmother is still here....she really loved the holidays.
I hope that y'all had a good thanksgiving! I'd like to give a shoutout to all the good folks of the Pacific Northwest and hope to visit again soon!