Saturday, May 7, 2011

ahhh..the joys of Wi-Fi

I arrived safely at my first stop for training- after a 7 hour bus ride! Thank goodness it was a chartered bus.
I am proud of myself today. This evening is the last hurrah for anyone who wanted to have a drink. After tonight there is to be NO alcohol consumption by anyone in training - and pretty much for the extent of the length of their tours. All of us girls decided to go to the little sports bar on base. I was the only one not drinking. It is the first time in almost a year that I have been in that situation. I am proud of myself. I had a couple of diet pepsi- and brushed off remarks about not drinking rather well.
Tomorrow, instead of feeling bloated and head-achey I will lay in bed with deliberate laziness!! Not hang-over ness! Tomorrow is the only slow paced day I am likely to experience in the next year.
Thank you all for all your wonderful well wishes. It might sound small- but it really is huge and it means a lot to me.


  1. Best to you, it has been good watching you remain strong and not drink. This was a test last night not to drink with everyone, but you are much stronger now and have faced most of your issues with drink. You have so many challenges over the next year, wishing you a safe journey. I hope you get to post from where you will be. Paul

  2. ATTA girl!!!
    I've been thinking alot about you, praying for strength through this time. I'm so happy that you can see your accomplishments in a postitive light. I hope you'll be able to post lots.

  3. Thanks so much to you both. It looks like I will be able to post at least through the next 2 1/2 weeks!

  4. just found the blog through another i follow. you are to be admired for staying sober and enduring the middle east. thank you.