A friend who served in Afghanistan a couple tours ago told me it took her about a year to get out of a “CPC mindset” — passing the time from R&R to R&R, always needing something to look forward to. (CPC stands for “Critical Priority Countries,” like Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.)It’s been one year since we left Kabul andContinue reading “CPC Mindset”
In honor of our four-year anniversary, Kail and I bought a juicer. Romantic, right? I actually think it’s a clever gift, blending “traditional” idea of fruit with the “modern” idea of appliances (according to Hallmark).
Our first shipment arrived a couple weeks ago– our HHE from Afghanistan, which included not only essentials such as our coffee maker and other kitchen implements but our printer and my scrapbooking supplies! After unpacking, my first task was to complete my Project Life: Afghanistan scrapbook.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U3o6X2rR-IIt’s been real. Peace out.
Fourteen boxes and 1,163 pounds later, we are packed and ready to leave Kabul. Getting organized for this packout was not as complex as previous ones, since we basically only have one shipment (HHE) going from Kabul to Amman. (Plus our four suitcases which we’ll live out of during these last few days in Kabul,Continue reading “Packout: Afghanistan Edition”
We had our pre-packout survey last week, meaning we are one step closer to PCS-ing (Permanent Change of Station) out of this place. The pre-packout survey consisted of the movers coming to our apartment and looking at our stuff in order to estimate our total weight and how many boxes they’ll need.
One of my friends who regularly attends my Thursday morning spin class suggested I put together a playlist consisting solely of songs from Disney movies. At first I was skeptical, because I didn’t think it would be possible to find an hour’s worth of Disney songs appropriate for a workout.
Not quite time to start packing out, but a girl can dream, right?We are three-quarters of the way through our tour in Afghanistan. Nine months down, three to go. It’s already time to start thinking about the transfer process, readying for yet another packout, move and, of course, job-hunting.
Dyed easter eggs.In our Easter seasonal care package, my in-laws included PAAS egg-dying kits. We decided to invite some friends over to participate in the festivities. Nothing like some egg-dying over mimosas and snacks!