Twenty-Five Percent

We are 25 percent done with our tour in Kabul. Three months in. One-quarter of the way through. I don’t particularly enjoy living in countdown mode but that’s just the reality of life here on the compound. The passage of time is marked by months into/left of your tour, weeks until your next vacation, days until the weekend your dayContinue reading “Twenty-Five Percent”

That Time I Taught a Spinning Class

My history with group fitness classes has been spotty at best. At my gym in DC, I would go to a spinning class once in a blue moon. I would go to yoga about as often. In El Salvador, I was equally as (un)committed. I had a good stretch where I was going to morning spinningContinue reading “That Time I Taught a Spinning Class”

Brinner | Breakfast for Dinner

Cinnamon-raisin biscuits (scones).One of our friends from El Salvador who is serving here in Kabul is departing post soon. Because we wanted to wish her farewell and make the most of the short time our tours overlap, and because we packed so much pancake mix and Bisquick into our consumables shipment, Kail and I invited her and a few friends overContinue reading “Brinner | Breakfast for Dinner”

Project Life: Afghanistan | The Beginning

Now that I’ve finally finished my El Salvador scrapbook, it’s time to get started on Project Life: Afghanistan, in keeping with my goal of creating a scrapbook per Foreign Service tour. We’ve only been here for just over a month, and I had been doubting whether there would be much to scrapbook about given that I never leave the compound.