Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home Leave Miscellany

So clearly I've been lax about posting lately.  I'm amazingly all caught up on reading blogs (yay!), but my own posts have suffered.  Home leave has been much busier than I anticipated, and I've been having lots of fun hanging out with family and friends.

So here's a quick post while I work on several others about what, exactly, has been consuming my time.

I've been spending a lot of time with family and friends, lots of lunches and dinners and BBQs and random encounters.  It's been a great mix of people I see whenever I'm home as well as several I haven't seen in years - how cool to catch up!

My brother is getting married next week, which will consume much of my time and energy (I'm the officiant and am currently working on a draft of their vows - so writing this post is actually a form of procrastination!).  So excited to see more family and friends and celebrate!  That will be the last hurrah before heading to DC for ConGen, about which I am fantastically excited!

I am really enjoying going to the grocery store and buying all the things I couldn't really get in KSA - cottage cheese!  Raspberries!  Claussen dill pickles!  Fresh spinach!  Bagels!  I miss my kitchen and am sad I won't have all the great tools while I'm in DC for training.  I've never had my awesome kitchen set up while living in the States.

The cats are doing quite well, considering last week's encounter with Tripper (who also seems no worse for the wear).  See photos from this morning below for proof.  They're being quite considerate house guests for the most part - the only casualty so far from kitty fumbling was a jar of barbecue sauce. 

Anyway, I'm going to try and knock out a couple more posts tonight... or work on the vows.  Or both.  Maybe. 

Stairs!  We like stairs!

The better to survey our new kingdom...