Updates y’all! Since I disappeared 10 months ago, we found out where we’re going next. This time around, Diploman had a completely different bidding process. (See here for some info on how the process worked for the first two tours.) We knew it was coming, but even knowing a little about what to expect, it was a very daunting process this time around. Here’s the skinny.
*Note: This was written right before I went into labor, so it’s a bit delayed. More to come soon on our new arrival and other things life and foreign service!*
The title may help explain why I’ve been MIA, yet again. But I’m back! Hopefully more regularly, but with little one #1 on the way, that is TBD. It has been a wild ride so far and we’re due in just about one week. I’ve left my job in prep for the baby’s arrival. I think it was the right decision, and one I’m really grateful to have even had the option to make, but this last week has not been an easy one to have a lot of time on my hands. #thenewssucksrightnow. I will leave it at that.
I dropped off of the face of the earth again. Sorry.
We have been on a whirlwind of…things (life?) these past few months. We’ve had numerous (awesome) visitors, been working non-stop, and traveled a ton. I think my blogging got put on the back-burner after we went to Japan for a week. I feel like after we got back, I never quite caught up on life, and then poof! It’s April. I will do a separate blog on Japan, by the way, because it’s that amazing and I now want to live there. Forever.
Holy goodness guys. We got our own Jonas/snowzilla blizzard here. It was 64 degrees outside this morning. I got to work non-sweaty, with hair that looked like it was styled, and smelling like flowers. Or whatever I smell like when I’m not sweating. I don’t really remember anymore.
Anyone else obsessed with the new Adele album? I know I am. It’s been a busy Christmas season (which is probably an obvious statement since I haven’t posted anything in a month. Yikes!), but I’ve managed to listen to “Hello” about nine million times, and subsequently drive my husband absolutely insane. In the not so holiday spirit, I’m also currently obsessed with Rihanna’s oldie (?) but goody, “B!tch Better Have My Money” (link/song nsfw – just in case the title didn’t give it away). I mean, “baht baht baht!” fits right into the song! It’s almost as though it would be a crime for me not to like it when it’s so applicable on a daily basis. #Thailandcurrencyforthewin
There’s always something that eventually breaks you in a new country, and it’s a very clear moment. It’s that day where you just stop for a second, and you think, this is supposed to be easy! Why do I live here?! Why oh why did we choose this life?! I’m not sure what it was in London – maybe the day that I realized it was pitch black outside at 4pm, and that it was going to be that way for a few months – but it became very clear on Monday what it would be for me here in Bangkok: taxis. Not having to dodge a minefield of dog poop and dead roaches every morning on the walk to work, not the motorcycles that drive on the sidewalk and try to run you over, not the people that start pushing you towards the door on the train before it even stops, not the 90 degree, 90% humidity that we’re having in “cool” season – nope, none of that. The taxis did it.