Over the past couple of weeks, the activity at our house has been picking up. I don't know if it was because it was getting closer to Halloween, the spirits were feeding off my stress levels leading up to the Marine Corps Ball, or maybe the spirit(s) in the house are feeling more comfortable with us. Whatever it is, things have definitely been interesting.
Woohoo! I am officially half way through my New Year's Resolution of reading 10 books this year. This latest book I decided to back to my True Crime roots to read a book from. I mentioned back in March 2015 that I know a lot about True Crime. It's a subject I find fascinating. Recently I fell back in love with True Crime through podcasts and those podcast' fan clubs on Facebook. In those fan clubs a lot of members like to toss around different books to read about certain crimes. I took that list of books to the library on base to try and find something to read because it is getting frustrating and expensive to keep ordering new books.
Right after our Thanksgiving meal I became really sick. I was having a constant headache, dizziness, and my ears felt extremely stuffed. I was miserable. I ended up going to Naval for it. Because it had been a few weeks since I had been to Naval, my doctor had changed again. The doctor diagnosed me with jet lag, double ear infection, and allergies before giving me a general exam. During the exam she noticed the thyroid area of my neck seemed swollen.
One of the things I miss most about being in the States is the big holiday celebrations with friends and families. On Thanksgiving we always went to one of my aunts' houses in High Point or Mebane to celebrate with my mom's family. We were home the previous year for it because of Dad's funeral but last year was the first time that we would be celebrating Thanksgiving on our own. Since I was coming in so late the day before Thanksgiving, Jeremy and I decided that for Thanksgiving we would order a meal from JD's (a restaurant here on base). It had a turkey, some sides, and pie already cooked and ready to go. It was nice to sleep in and not have to worry about cooking a lot of food.
One of the great things about being stationed at MCAS Iwakuni is that new people are always arriving. One of the new neighbors in our building is Domenik and her husband, Larry. Last week Domenik and I decided that we needed more Lush in our life. If you don't know what Lush is, I apologize. Please go to Lush and order a bath bomb ASAP. They are amazing.