Sunday, September 26, 2010

Signs you might be in the Foreign Service...

  • your idea of fashionable jewelry is a rubber vaccination reminder wristband.
  • your family's idea of a fun weekend is taking apart the furniture...again.
  • you no longer use your stroller for its intended purpose, but instead as a mail cart and grocery getter.
  • the first several months into a move, your spice cabinet looks more like a drug deal than a kitchen area. Baggies full of powder everywhere!
  • your kid is the only one asleep before takeoff. Experienced flyer!
  • calls from your family and friends at 2am no longer scare you; they just don't check the time zone.
  • every time you say where you live or friends live, people say "and where is that again?".
  • your fridge isn't only covered by your kid's art, but also with reminders to take your meds.
  • your address and phone number are no where NEAR where you actually reside.
  • your excuse to get away from the checkout girl's schpeal for coupons is "sorry, we're moving out of the country", but it's the truth.


  1. Oh my gosh... we have yet to start all that vaccination stuff - but it freaks me out! I'm glad you posted this. I needed a bit of reality this morning.

  2. Hysterical...and yet very, very real at the same time. I especially liked the one about the spice cabinet that looks like a drug deal. =)And the coupon avoidance thing...a riot!

    It's easy to just go along living daily life (in some crazy country far away) and totally forget that this is not "normal". Your funny list is a clever reminder that it certainly is normal to a whole bunch of us!


  3. I use the coupon one for all the pitches to get any store's credit card.

  4. ..I use the coupon one for all pitches on "extended warranties". :)

  5. Congrats on getting to post. Every day gets easier and easier.

  6. This week's State Department Blog RoundUp is up- and you're on it!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. P.S. I did the oral typhoid before our first overseas tour ... gave me such an upset stomach. This last go around - did the shots and it was SO much better! :)