Thursday, September 12, 2013

Anybody out there?

I don't think anyone is reading my blog. My two most loyal readers (besides Artemis) were Child 2 and Husband and I know for a fact that Husband isn't reading because he told me and Child 2 did not read last night or she would have gotten the joke I told her during dinner. So in an effort to win back some of my readers, I will try to write more often. Some posts will be short and some will be long. This one will be short. Two important things happened today. First, I discovered that my new office gives people comp time. For those of you who aren't familiar with my lack of leave status due to Husband being gone for a year in Afghanistan and my using up all my leave taking him back and forth to the airport and being sick, you may not know just how important comp time can be to a woman desperate for a vacation but with no vacation days to speak of. I am now a loyal fan of this new office and never, ever want to work anywhere else. That is, until I hit the 15 year mark and start earning more leave per month than I have time to take. Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm cracking myself up. That will never happen.

Then second we had a fire drill. I'm not exactly sure why because no alarm went off and I'm pretty sure most of the building didn't evacuate, but we all practiced what to do in a fire and what I will do in a fire is get lost. No seriously. I got lost--inside the building. Not very good practice for an actual fire I must say. Here is hoping I never have to escape in real life.

You know what is almost as good as a brownie? Butter chicken.

We had some tonight and I ate so much, I think I might be sick. It was so very delicious. Child 1 even asked if we could save some for her to take for lunch tomorrow. So, dinner win! And you know what the best part was? Husband cooked it. That's right. For once, I had a delicious home-cooked meal that I was not in charge of. That is better than brownies.


  1. You don't know me,so this might sound weird but I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and read every new post! I was in the process of entering the Foreign Service a few years ago and so I got really into blogs about anything DoS related. Eventually I ended up expiring off the register without getting a job offer and decided to join the Army in the meantime while I continue to pursue the FS. I still keep up with all of the blogs that I originally found and I came across yours from a link on another blog. Sorry for the long intro, just wanted to make it a little less creepy that some random internet stranger reads your blog lol. Anyway, thanks again for sharing!

  2. S2 is a loyal reader and is a little affronted that you didn't mention that. But I thought I was being too chatty on your blog, so decided not to comment as much. Was I wrong?