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December 27, 2005

Christmas in Belleville

I'm in Belleville for Christmas with Krista's family. It's been a really fun time with all of the kids around. Christmas day was really nice - everybody seemed to like their gifts, including me.

One thing I found really interested while we were out last minute shopping was that the stores were not actually that full on Christmas eve. We were just picking up a few small things and were pleasantly surprised that the mall was quite tolerable. On the other hand yesterday, boxing day, we went to take Kendra to use her gift cards and the mall was an absolute zoo. So we left pretty quickly.

This has definitely been a really good Christmas so far. Lots of food. It's been nice to enjoy simply resting, eating and hanging out with family.

One of my favorite gifts was the board game Settlers of Catan. Krista found it for me at the last minute and last night we played the first game with Krista's sister and father. It went really well and we all enjoyed it very much.

The time here is passing very quickly, so with only another day and a half left, I'd better go and get back to enjoying it.

December 08, 2005

Career Change

Well, today I gave my notice at ABI Productions. I have accepted a job as an instructor with College of the North Atlantic in Qatar, teaching Telecommunications Technology, starting in January. I haven't said anything publicly until now, for obvious reasons, but I'm very excited about this change. I'll also really miss Krista and Kendra, but I hope that this change will work out for the best in the long run. Now that I've given my notice, I'll post more about the new position as plans and preparations progress.