Dec. 25th, 2005

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I wasn’t really expecting much this Christmas, so what actually came to me was a wonderful welcome surprise. This doesn’t even count the LJ response I got from my Christmas Eve posting (though I’m not about to forget that). Just as a quick rundown:

In mail, I got my Alias DVDs for Seasons 1 and 2, so I can begin viewing, and a “Dear Soldier” letter from a little girl in St Charles, Illinois.

From my daughter, several postings, brief but precious.

From one of our sergeants, traveling the helicopter circuit to pass supplies down to the guys that need them:

  • a Palm Pilot with MP3 capacity

  • a Blackhawk tactical vest

  • 7 M-16 magazines, the new H&K models that look sharp and function more reliably

Additionally, the command sergeant major for the Special Forces group I’m supporting suggested (and you pay sharp attention to ‘suggestions’ from a CSM) that I put in a promotion packet for their board to consider. I don’t even know if it can be done — they’re regular Army, I’m in the Reserves, plus it would probably be a gross faux pas to go outside my own unit for something like that — but it doesn’t hurt my feelings.

I’m happy and grateful. I’m where I want to be.