Sunday, January 6, 2013


Ug, we've been back in the States for 3 months and if someone offered us to go abroad again, we'd chomp at the offer. We are stagnant already; the thrill of conveniences has already waned. All of us are longing for the return of holidays/vacations every 3 months, like when we were in Dhaka. On the plus side, we did plan 2 upcoming holidays over the weekend... and booked them. Bam! We're off on a  short Disney cruise this spring (with gma & gpa!!), after Chris returns from a lengthy training away. And this summer, we'll be vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (with my sister's family!!) for a week, using our timeshare that we've not taken advantage of much over the past 2 years.

Already, we graze over possible prospects for the next bid list, researching and daydreaming at where our next "home" will be. Is it crazy that stability and comfort in our family actually entails inconsistency and change? Variety is the spice of life, no?

The majority of our friendships are actually cyber... we have yet to make any "let's grab a pizza and have the kids play this weekend" friends here. Sigh. As it's been discussed in the FS circle many times, the domestic moves don't have the support systems that overseas moves. There is no welcome party, sponsor family or "tea" waiting for you when arriving stateside. Overseas, the camaraderie feels so much deeper, as you all sink or swim together. Yes, it's a fishbowl, but it's also great to have others feeling your pain or joy.

While we'll keep trying to enjoy the days at hand, the bid season and hopeful possibility to head "out" again is the light at the end of our tunnel :)

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