Catching up…

So, I’m officially a man of leisure again.  See ya, meaningless job in the Mission!  My last day was Oct. 28, and I haven’t looked back.  It feels… good.

My business is humming along pretty well.  Have had three pretty successful weeks of meals (spaghetti & meatballs, chicken noodle soup, and enchiladas), and this week’s beef stew should go over well.  Still having a few growing pains in the whole process, but they should all work themselves out after I run through the majority of my recipes.  I’m taking notes on each recipe and trying to better schedule the prep and cooking to make me not go crazy.  Luckily my housekeeper knows her way around a kitchen, and can help out a great deal with prep work and cleaning.

I took last week off from the business, as I had plenty to do with Thanksgiving and all.  I made a Cajun smoked turkey, sausage and sage dressing, and a pecan pie.  All three were delicious, and much fun was had at our friends’ house.  Son ate nothing but tortilla chips (to be expected), and I was actually pretty good about my consumption (i.e. no seconds).  But, like every other year, I always forget that turkey + wine = sleepy time.  We got home at about 8:30 p.m., put Son to bed, and I promptly put myself to bed.

Really not a whole heck of a lot more going on here.  The nice weather has finally arrived, and I will be enjoying the heck out of the next few months.  We’re prepping a little for the move back to D.C. and then onwards to Surabaya, figuring out logistics of schools, language, cars, dogs, etc.  We also got a place in Maine for our Home Leave… way out there, but after living in this city for 2 years, I think the change of pace and peace and quiet will be welcome additions to my life.  My family isn’t so pleased about it (it’s 6 hours past Boston), but for the price and the ability to bring the dogs, I’ll take it.  If you’re interested in visiting us, email me for details.

That’s about all for now…. I’ve got a lot of prep work to do today.


3 thoughts on “Catching up…

  1. Hey–found your blog from A Daring Adventure’s map. We’re ELOs in Dakar and are thinking of bidding on Santo Domingo. Had to take a minute to say I think your business idea is fantastic and I wish you were here to make me a bagel or two.

    • SDO is nice, sometimes. I’m not sure I’d come back. The pollution is awful, traffic is crazy, and customer service in general is minimal. But the country outside of Santo Domingo is absolutely breathtaking. If you get out of the city frequently enough, this post rocks.

      Please take my opinions with huge grains of salt, as I’m nearing the end of my time here and am ready for re-patriation. Check out blogs The B-Files and For Lack of Tacos and all the numerous post reports on for a more well-rounded group of opinions.

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