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”
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”
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.
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.El fin de semana pasado tuvimos un reto del ciclismo: andar en bicicleta por cuatro horas, y hacer 100 millas. Cualquier persona que cumplió todo recibirá una camiseta.Las camisetas.
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Una de mis metas para 2015 es continuar de escribir tres cosas positivas por día. Entonces yo quería compartir unos ejemplos de estas cosas pequeñitas que me ayudan sobrevivir mi pena tiempo aquí.Un rompecabezas.
Our living room.Better late than never, right? So I had intended to post a “before and after” tour of our Kabul home — like I did for our apartment in San Salvador — much earlier. Like, before we reached the halfway point of our tour.