Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A Downer of a Day.

So today is the day we were supposed to fly out to Helsinki and start our R&R. We canceled everything weeks ago, in anticipation of an international move. And yet, here we are, no R&R trip and now still no assignment papers. Frustrated? Yeah, a little, but more disappointed than anything. We were really looking forward to this trip. But now I don't send Ian off to work anymore with "Have a good day" but with "Maybe today we'll hear something".

So, today the kids and I will do some fun stuff. I feel like baking, we have some thank yous to write (it -is- fun!), we'll play Settlers of Catan, and once the living room is cleaned up I think I have a project in mind. It's not nice enough to swim, so the Dance Dance Revolution pads will come out and I'll be hopping about with them. Goodness knows I need to be able to fit into my clothes again! How I miss walking places or taking the kids to the playground.

I'm off to get the girls out of bed and our day started. It may be gloomy outside, but inside we'll put on some upbeat music and get ourselves moving.

FOLLOW-UP: We did have a good day today, spiked with plenty of ABBA Gold. Received an e-mail from an old friend we haven't heard from in a while. Made and ate some yummy brownies. Katherine won Settlers of Catan. It was even nice enough to enjoy sitting by the pool. I finished a scrapbook prject. Sure, our trip to Hong Kong was 2 years ago, but it's done done done! And better, Katherine and I got in 20 minutes of high impact Dance Dance Revolution.

But the real news? Ian got paneled. If you're like me, there's a *pause*.... "And that means...?" Well, that means that he's gotten the official OK from the State Department to curtail from Lome', Togo and take the position in ->

Chennai, India. Yup, it's a go! We should be there in the next 5-6 weeks.

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