Sunday, 17 August 2008

So I lied (3)

So, where were we? Oh yes, big news in Nairobi...

The Good Man was shortlisted for not one but two fantastic jobs - both in a project he's been wanting to be involved with, both in organisations he admires and both , um, financially rewarding. The only hitch was that both would involve moving to Washington DC.

This is always the worst part of a transition - the possibility of change but not knowing for sure if a move is imminent or not. Also, never having been anywhere in the US, much less DC I was trying to overcome a few (mainly unfounded) fears. And did I mention the morning, noon and night sickness?

But then Easter rolled around, which happened to coincide with our tenth wedding anniversary. So we took a weekend off from the speculation and worrying (if not the constant nausea) and went to Amboseli. This game park has the advantage of being a pretty easy drive from Nairobi and stunningly located at the base of Kilimanjaro. And on this particular weekend it was overrun with Americans. Most from Washington DC. Ever had the feeling someone's trying to tell you something? Fantastic, warm, friendly people who sucked us into their celebrations and got Bambi completely wrapped up in what was undoubtedly the most over the top Easter egg hunt I have ever seen. Needless to say she loved it. 

Fortunately, they were mainly with the US State Department and based in Nairobi so we were able to maintain contact after the bunny left town!

Soon after we got back, it was confirmed. An offer was in and we were scheduled to leave at the end of June...

10 comments:

Annie said...

You are such a tease! Are you stateside now?

I sympathize on the all day sickness - nothing worse.

Iota said...

Can't keep up with you.

So are you over here now? Is it working out?

I think DC would be a fine place to be for a while.

Kaycie said...

If you're in DC, I think you should come visit with Bambi down Oklahoma way.

Misssy M said...

You make my life sound so dull...

Sparx said...

well, congratulations on the pregnancy! When are you due? Do tell all - and again, welcome back! I will reinstate you on the old blogroll!

The Good Woman said...

Well Annie and Iota - you'll just have to keep visiting for more.

Hi Kaycie - can't seem to read your blog for a catch up without an official invite! Anyway to solve this or am I just a victim of a random act of Blogger?

Misssy - and this from a woman whose last post involved donning a smelly ballgown and posturing as a southern Belle ... with strong Scottish roots!

Hiya Sparx. Thanks! I'm due in early October and am trying to wrap up the retrospective so I can move onto this and other more interesting topics soon. Also, don't stress about the blogroll - I would have given up on me too!

http://reluctantmemsahib.wordpress.com said...

what an adventure. Just that: what a tremendous adventure. stay well. eat ginger biscuits. x

Carolyn said...

have wondered and wondered if you were all ok and whether you were in Kenya or SA. Congrats!! All sounds fantastic! Have not got current email for you so was not sure how to get hold of you - am really enjoying the blog. Will look forward to next instalment.
take care of you.xx

Mr Farty said...

You are such a globe-trotting tease! Any chance of photos?

Holding thumbs for the next instalment!

Mom/Mum said...

Love your blog. Glad I found it. Maybe you'd like mine, though your life sounds much more exciting in mummy-land than mine!