Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where do I start...

...It has been awhile since I updated because I tend not to be very good about sharing information unless it is of critical importance or unless I am motivated. Bad news for a blog dedicated to our status and experiences.

Anyway, we are six days away from the start of the 2009 Major League Baseball season and Ryan's annual experiment in perpetual agony that comes from being a fan of the Chicago Cubs. Not to say there isn't great joy in this practice, but I am still learning to adopt a world view that can surmount the heart wrenching dissapointment that follows a Cubs playoff exit. I'm getting much better at it!

We are a week and a half from finding out our posting. Needless to say we are all done waiting. At this point they should just throw us in a cannon and point it in the direction of a diplomatically starved country. I think this is how they crush anticipation and raise resignation to an uncontrollable fate.

I'm not going to talk about preferences because it is just out of our hands at this point. Needless to say, anyone reading this has a vague idea of the type of places we want to go.

Spring time= Barbecue!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Week One

It has been a busy hectic week.

Just as we rolled into D.C. A snow storm hit coating everything in a few inches of snow and bringing most of the area to a screeching halt. All the big stuff didn't really start to fall until Monday morning AFTER all the school and office closings were announced. Meg's first day did not go as planned to say the least!

I have been a lot busier than expected with spouse orientation and sorting out stuff for the new place. I thought my first couple of weeks would be like vacation with plenty of visits to museums. Well, that gets tabled until after this coming week when we finalize our bid list for our first posting. Basically we have to go through a huge list of possible posts and prioritize every single one of them based on whatever criteria we set for ourselves.

Let's go outer Mongolia!