No winter blues here

John with Jimmi, Scott, and Sarah

We’ve continued our streak of spending time with friends this week. Yesterday we met about 20 A-100 friends and their kids at a pizza place in Clarendon. We all joined the foreign service together almost 12 years ago and I’m glad we’ve managed to stay in touch since then. As we were starting to think about leaving, we started smelling smoke and then fire trucks pulled up and evacuated us! A little excitement to end our meal.

Help has arrived!

Group shot of some of the evacuees

With Baby Theo and Sarah (and he didn’t cry while I held him!)


With Ben

Monday (the holiday) I met Tammy and Wendy and their spouses at the Living Room at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. We spent a cozy afternoon enjoying their fireplace and a glass of wine.

Thursday evening, Thomas brought one of his friends over for Crippen happy hour/tortilla soup & grilled cheese dinner. I’ll be working with his friend on one of my posts, so it was nice to meet him first in a more social setting.

Friday I went to lunch with John, Thomas, and Adrian to celebrate Thomas’s birthday – it was fun to get away from sad desk lunch!

We were happy to hear of the continuing resolution that will put us back to work – hopefully I can resume some of my travel.

With great sadness we attended the funeral for the husband of our friend and mentor, Laura, on Thursday. Our thoughts are with her and her family.

More time with little Midnight

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