General Commentary (May be military related) email: Kudzuacres1@juno.com

Thursday, December 22, 2005
Another slow day around here. Could it be because I am just about the only person who showed up today? I am looking forward to lunch.

For the T3, I don't really do Christmas. We send gifts to the kids and take a few names off the tree at Church. Lee and I don't give each other gifts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005
This has been a nice quiet day so far. I am thinking about taking a few days off but my wife has things for me to do such as digging in the cold, cold ground (and I do mean cold) so I may just stay here where it is warm.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Christmas is up on us again. Having been reared in a religious tradition that didn't place any emphasis on Christmas (it was afer all a Papist thing), I have never done a lot at Christmas except when the kids were small when Christmas morning was always a lot of fun. Now with them living hundreds of miles away, we haven't even put up a tree. Lee has put some of her Christmas stuff around the house and hung a wreath on the front door. We do not buy each other presents so what we have to open come Christmas morning are gifts from the kids. The ones from Texas came yesterday and I can tell that one of mine is a book. My Daughter-in-law shares my interest in history and last year sent me "Ghost Soldiers" which I read in a single sitting and recommend highly.

The size of this year's book leads me to think it is a compilation of some kind of facts. I love those books. Hours and hours of reading pleasure and you can put it down at any time and not feel like you are missing the story.

I bought a CD from a local musician on which he plays all the instruments on 17 Christmas songs. Listening to it reminds me of how poorly I play the couple of intruments I attempt but rather than being discouraged, I find that I am eager to take lessons, practice and improve.

Well, it's time to get back on my head. Later.