Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Roam Sweet Roam

It doesn't seem so weird to come back this time. I'm not sure if that's a reflection of the relative closeness of Arab and Western cultures compared to Far Eastern culture, or a testament to how 'false' my dip bubble life was in Amman. I tell myself that vacation will be relaxing, but in reality I'm braced for four weeks of congressionally mandated restlessness. Not boredom, exactly, but a twitchy, strum-your-fingers-on-the-table impatience to be doing... I'm not sure what. Working, likely.

I foresee adjusting to this new non-work pace just in time for the start of training in May.

6 comments:

Consul-At-Arms said...

Welcome home!

Anonymous said...

you know, if you are furloughed, your time furloughed doesn't count towards home leave. If you are not furloughed, you actually have to return to work. Either way means you have a disrupted home leave schedule.

Katie said...

Yes, my friend Kate and I were just discussing this problem. If I'm furloughed, I plan to immediately cease my re-acclimation to U.S. culture and fly straight to Mexico. Or head into the office, whichever.

Anonymous said...

Excellent plan. I heard Tahiti is nice for Home Leave.

Anonymous said...

When/if we get to the outlet mall, work will seem like playtime!! 8^)
mom

Katie said...

Oh no -- absolutely no shopping. Roaming is increasingly difficult the larger my suitcases grow.