Monday, February 20, 2012
I've had days and weeks where I miss the weight of the armor on my shoulders, a weapon on my hip and sweet sound of a round being chambered. Unlike this guy, I can be blithe in reality about most of my trips except for those moments that still are burned behind my eyelids that I have trouble putting into words. Life in war wasn't the stasis of base life, it was a state of being beyond the wire, being shot at by someone who wanted to kill you and you doing the same thing back.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The lovely bride is under the weather with a head cold which I've been treating with sudafed, tylenol, cold compresses, warm liquids and TLC. Tonight she was lying about complaining about sinus pain and head ache so... I introduced her to the move I losely call the Afrin head bang. I had her lay on her back with her head hanging upside down and spray it in her nose. She yelled and I held her down for a second while her feet kicked and she said, "You're trying to kill me!" Five minutes later, my head feels better! Disclaimer on Afrin, don't use it more then 3 days.