Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day 2007

Beyond just "rainy season," the weather is drizzly, overcast, and windy. A tropical storm about 300 miles southeast of Guam is setting the mood today. And it's probably appropriate for a day that, for many, brings memories and tears.

Check out this web site for a tribute to our fallen comrades:

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Quiet Stay-At-Home Evening

This weekend was another fun-packed weekend in Guam. Gregg left in the wee hours of Sunday morning to catch a plane to Vietnam with a friend because I couldn't get time off from work due to staffing issues. We woke up just a few hours later to run the Guam Adventist Academy's 5K where Drew took first place in the 6-8 year old male category. If you look at the opening photo, Drew and I are about 5 people behind the kid in the light green shirt and blue shorts. But you can't see us because we're short.

I got a call from Dr B last night to go in on a SANE case, but it was nearly 9 o'clock at night. I had to decline the offer because all my babysitters are around 14 years of age and it was a Sunday night. The two neighbors I thought I could request a huge favor from are currently off-island and I'm not friendly enough with my other neighbors to ask this big a favor (not unless it was a mass casualty event, in which case most anybody on the street would be willing to help out). So, maybe next time.

Then, this evening I was supposed to meet at the Mermaid Tavern with all the other Nurse Corps officers to break bread with Admiral Bruzek-Kohler, but I forgot I needed a babysitter. Try calling around at 5:00 on a Monday evening. No one is home. So, I missed out on this face-time opportunity.

On a plus, my article celebrating the 100th birthday of the Navy Nurse Corps was published in the Pacific Navigator!