It's Christmas, and I'm off; but I almost wish I was working. There's not really much going on today, so I'm just hanging out, watching movies, and doing laundry. All the buildings on base are decked with lights and decorations, but in a way, it seems like they're almost taunting us. When I'm deployed, I'd rather just skip Christmas. I might sound like a Scrooge, but if I can't be around my family or friends, or even look outside and see snow (it's 84 degrees outside right now), I'd rather save my enthusiasm for another time.
Still, to all those who are singing carols and opening gifts, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. God Bless.