So we’ve moved to Buenos Aires! To recap our previous episode (of my life): I lived in Uzbekistan and made a 39 hour door-to-door journey with BellaFella, 4 suitcases, 2 cats, and 1 dog on 3 flights through 2 intermediary countries. We spent about 5 weeks in the US (home leave), bouncing between DC, my family, his…
I plan on doing a general post tomorrow, but for the time being I’m doing a lot of online shopping and it’s time I do something about my face. I’ve been out of moisturizer for a while and I’m getting older (I’m 32 AH!) so I really need to get my act together. GUYS. I have lines on my forehead.
We’re back in the US of A! It’s so nice to be back, even with the political shitshow. We have some awesome animals because between the dog and 2 cats, they have all adjusted to 39 hours of travel through 3 countries, an airBNB in one, a hotel in DC and now an RV in another state with great ease. They’re troopers.
Of course, it’s always nice to get recognition for your work. Today, we had our Embassy awards ceremony and we both got awards! There are 2 levels of awards (smaller for single things or larger for sustained efforts or larger results) and group/individual awards. I got an individual higher award and a group higher…
How is everyone doing this Sunday morning?
Good morning to everyone in the US! It’s been a productive Saturday here on the other side of the world, so I hope you’ll keep in my footsteps. Or not, because I’d also rather be napping right now.
Just kidding, there’s no big story... But there is a lot of fabric. I went on a trip with other Embassy people to a region that has ‘the best’ pottery and ikat fabric. Since I’m on my way out, I’ve been buying ALL THE THINGS. All of these are hand dyed, but I think only a few are hand woven. The fabric here had much…
I know this is something that a lot of people can’t relate to.... because this ‘lifestyle’ seems to have a lot of things that others can’t relate to. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
It’s that time again.... Marine Ball time! I’m wearing my ‘backup dress’, which is the same dress from last year, but in a different color. I have the opportunity to get dresses made here for a very reasonable price, but i just couldn’t figure out what might look good on me. (If you have dress ideas, feel free to…
Greetings lovelies! I’m checking in for what seems to be my bi-annual post. Everything is good here in the Uz. Except, you know, it annoys the shit out of me everyday. However, I did find a place I like here!
Hey all lovelies! Long time, no see. I’m just taking it easy, chilling here in the Uz, waiting to go on vacation in a week (to SPAIN!)
In Tashkent, I figure I can do an AMA of sorts. I know some GTers have expressed interest in certain topics (FOOD!) but if you have any questions about living in the Uz, I am certainly willing to answer!
Just wanted to pop in and say greetings from the (cold and rainy) Uzbekistan! I haven’t been around in a while due to busier work and a self-imposed news/partial media ban. Basically, Trump is depressing and the anxiety of reading the posts here wasn’t helping.... so I did the Adult thing and chose to bury my head…
I got my gown in! I look a bit different in it, but I think it’s pretty (even though BellaFella thinks it looks like his grandmothers curtains).
So we had a 5 day weekend last weekend. Thanks to local holidays plus US holidays, it was glorious. I had to put in some OT on Monday, but that’s OK. So Tuesday was setup to be a great day. Tuesday is mail day.
Time for Random Thoughts from The Uz:
I am in need of work clothes and I am coming up short. I got some cute dresses and a few more pairs of pants before I came here, but coming from nothing to a few pairs isn’t quite filling out my wardrobe. I don’t mind wearing the same pants every single week, but I’d like to have spares and variety.
So I’ve now been here for 28 days and somehow it feels longer and shorter all at the same time. Here are my (random) thoughts on living here, starting a new job and other things:
It’s a wonderful weekend here in the BellaDella household! Within the next week, we are departing for the Uz. I’ve been lurking and commenting on occasion, but I’ve kept most of the crazy to myself. People have been going through some hard stuff around here and my complaining about packing just didn’t seem to be…
I ‘graduated’ from my training today and got the Distinguished Honor Graduate award out of my 10 person class. It was voted on by my classmates and teachers. Wooo! This also means I get a cash award at work. I’m also the only female in my IT class. So even better.