... now I have a job.
I was just hired on as a sort of a temporary roving employee at the Embassy. Basically, whenever they have projects that need doing on any of the main cones (Political, Public Diplomacy, Econ), they can call me and offer me the project. If I like it, I take it.
My first offer was to help out in the Political section, working with the Human Rights people. How cool is that? It's part-time through May, so I took it. I start Tuesday.
My security clearance is being updated, so those of you who know me in real life might get a visit from a federal agent type. Meanwhile, I went to the Embassy for my security briefing, and now I can go to my husband's office whenever I feel like it! (Previously, as an uncleared American, I wasn't allowed to enter the building.)
I have all sorts of stuff to do to get ready for work, like getting work clothes tailored and freezing some meals for my first week. But I suspect none of it will get done, because the boys have half days today and tomorrow (teacher conferences) and I have to turn in some article edits to an editor by week's end.
People work and raise kids all the time, right?