Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Major Bummer

Thank you all so much for all the sweet comments you have left over the last few days. Things are falling back into place and I am feeling much better. Eating yummy food that my mom makes for me including deeee-luxe special cut watermelon, which is my new all time favourite post chemo snack. Icy cold. Really amazing.

I want to send some extra support and love right now to my cousin Lbo who comments here on a regular basis. Her husband just left for a six-month military tour to Afghanistan today. He is a major in the Canadian Army and is over on peace-keeping duties. I can’t even imagine how they are feeling right now. She is one tough chick and has her head on straight about it but still. It has gotta suck ass. For the whole family. And, of course, I am sending out the love to Big D on his new adventure. You will be getting letters from me buddy! And some treats too. Hugs to you all.

Some of you might not know that there are Canadians who are being sent overseas to do peacekeeping duties. Or maybe you do know. In any case while I do not agree with the war I do totally support those who have to go over to fight it, no matter where you are from, so I send out the good vibes to them today.

13 comments:

Candace said...

Hang in there, Krankifamily. Glad it's peacekeeping duties and not insurgent routing.

Not that it *still* doesn't suck.

mrtl said...

Six months - rough! I haven't known anyone who went to Afghanistan, just Iraq, but they've been bored. (Granted, we're talking Air Force here, not Army or Marines).

whfropera said...

Peace and warm fuzzies to everyone serving in the Armed Forces everywhere-

L.Bo said...

Hey Kranki, thank you so much for the love, good wishes and hugs. Although D has been away many times before, the danger level on this mission is a bit out of the ordinary, so it is more worrisome. When he was there in May checking things out for this trip, the convoy was bombed within two hours of arrival. Not a particularly warm welcome.

Letters from home are such a big morale booster. I know he would really appreciate hearing from you. Under the tough, soldierly excterior, it touches him deeply to know people are keeping him in their thoughts. I strongly encourage everyone who knows anyone serving overseas to send them a note. It makes such a huge difference.

Special thanks to your extended blogging family who have sent good wishes and warm fuzzies. You are very kind.

Miss Krankipants I am glad you are feeling better. Blessings on the head of whoever grew the first watermelon.

Squirl said...

l.bo, my thoughts and good wishes are with you and your family.

whfropera said...

well, the warm fuzzies must have extended to me as well - as you know, vK, I have been dealing with some extra serious stuff, and today saw some resolution of a very positive kind.

:)

whfropera

Von Krankipantzen said...

misfit-thanks so much. I would be just no good as a military wife.

mrtl-I hope it turns out to be more boredom than bombs. In Afghanistan, boredom is good.

whfropera-warm fuzzies and teddy bears and everything nice and benign. Thanks.

Lbo-you did not tell me about this bombing thing. Not nice, INDEED! Hopefully just a weird anomoly. This time let there be love!

squirl-much thanks, squirl!

wfropera-so glad to hear that! I love good news!

Susie said...

hey, kranki, couldn't leave blogworld without checking in. I'm glad you're feeling better. Take good care, I'll visit when I return.

l.bo, thank you for the sacrifice that you and your family make, and of course for your husband's service to us all.

LadyBug said...

Warm thoughts, prayers, and hugs to your cousin, and her husband and family.

abcd said...

Hi,
Thank you for all your support
via the comment box. I must say I love your blogger name. Anything
Von sounds a wee bit like royalty.

Your cousin; a selfless act of giving; helping other's who may
in our lives taste freedom.

Shoshie
(Sarah's sister)

L.Bo said...

Squirl, Susie, Ladybug and Shoshie: Thanks again for your encouraging words and support. I understand now why Kranki loves you guys so much and how much your comments and kindness means.

The issues that have taken us to Afghanistan are many and complex and I can only hope daily for peaceful resolution and safety and wellbeing for everyone.

Von Krankipantzen said...

Isn't everybody great?!?!?

L.Bo said...

Great doesn't even begin to cover it.