Changes are a-comin’!

I cannot maintain more than one blog. There, I said it. It’s too much effort to have to think about tone, professionalism, cross-over, and what my State colleagues and future supervisors will think of everyhing. I’d intended to keep blogging about food and homemaking on HMNIT, and professionally on SVO, but Foreign Service is life… Read More Changes are a-comin’!

Daily Grind

On moving. Or not.

So. Housing. I have seven portfolios here in Freetown, of which every single one takes up more than 50% of my time. You’re telling yourself that 7 * 50% is actually 350%, and a person can’t have 350% of a day, but that’s where you’re wrong. I’m magical. Anyway, housing. If I weren’t the GSO,… Read More On moving. Or not.

Daily Grind

Lazy Sundays

Sundays are cooking days. I get up early, go to the market, then prep all of our meals for the week. Here in Freetown, the routine is changing somewhat because I don’t have any way to get to the market. Until my own car arrives in a few months, I have to use motor pool… Read More Lazy Sundays


Egg in an avocado

Perhaps you’ve seen the gorgeous egg-in-avocado recipe that’s been floating around Pinterest. My version was also beautiful. Unfortunately, beautiful != delicious. I always forget how bland avocados are when baked. The texture was luxurious, but combined with the egg, the dish needed more than just a bit of salt, pepper, and olive oil. I’m sure… Read More Egg in an avocado