Oh, hello. It’s been a minute since I last wrote. Seven months and some change, to be more precise.In lieu of an “update post” in which I list every major life change and what I’ve been up to since April, I thought I’d just jump right in and resume a semi-regular posting schedule. We’ll catchContinue reading “Project Life: Jordan | Book One Completed”
Today my blog is five years old. My writing has stagnated a bit a lot since moving to Jordan (as evidenced by the fact that my last post was published a month and a half ago). But I’ve been writing.
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”
I promise I’m still writing. It’s just been a month or so. I’ve been kind of busy. So busy that I almost forgot my annual blog anniversary (or “blogiversary”) post. Today my blog is four years old.As was the case when I marked my first, second and third blogiversaries, a lot has happened in the lastContinue reading “Four-Year Blogiversary”
I recently received my second Stitch Fix order. I have a lot of work staples (suits, dresses, pencil skirts and slacks) but not a lot of casual clothes (workout attire and sweats notwithstanding). For this Fix I was specifically looking for “non-sleeveless tops” (i.e. not camisoles or shells) that I could wear both under suit jackets and cardigansContinue reading “My Second Stitch Fix”
Our floor didn’t really cave in. Catchy headline, though, right? Remember how I was all proud of unpacking our thousands of pounds of belongings within like, a week of getting everything? Well, turns out I spoke to soon. Because our floor exploded.
Our virtual apartment tour comes to an end with a look at our final room: the master bedroom. By far the biggest highlight of our stuff arriving was having our own bed — especially our super-comfy pillow-top mattress.
I really love my home office. After a year of working from a desk that shared space with our living room and dining room, it’s nice to have my own space again.
View of Mount Lycabettus from the Acropolis.Kail and I spent Thanksgiving weekend in Athens, Greece, visiting friends we met in El Salvador. One of the best things about the Foreign Service is having friends all over the world.
Today on my virtual apartment tour we’re taking a look at our guest bedroom. It’s fitting because this week we’re hosting our first visitor to Amman: our friend Lisa, whom we met in Afghanistan.