This and that

I haven’t been that great about updating this lately.  No good reason, just not a whole lot of interesting or exciting news to share. There have been a few odds and ends that are worth sharing though, so here we go.

Work has been more or less the same.  Still working on visas, taking on a few projects here and there, and so on.  I did get news that I will get to spend 2 months next year working in a different office, which will be a nice change and a good experience.

I finally got paneled in to my assignment in Ottawa, which is exciting.  To be 100% honest, I’m not exactly sure what happens during paneling, but it’s State’s way of officially assigning someone to a job.  It’s mostly administrative, though getting paneled was significant because it meant that I could start working on my transfer schedule and planning my transfer from Juarez to Ottawa.  It also meant that I could reach out to post, so I e-mailed with the person whom I’ll be replacing and learned a little about the job that I will have in Ottawa and what I’ll be working on while I’m there.  I still have a lot to learn about the job but this is an exciting step!

Also, a couple of weeks ago, I went up to Las Cruces for a weekend and just hung out there for a nice weekend.  I did things like hang out at a Starbucks in a Barnes and Noble and read, go to the grocery store in the evening, and run errands without feeling like I had to get everything done in one trip.  Nothing that exciting but just a nice break from routine.

So, that’s most of the news from here.  Hope all’s well in the blogosphere! 🙂

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