Should I talk about knitting first? I owe you knitting pictures.
First – The Finished Peapod.
Those are green bunny buttons – and have to be the cutest things I have seen in a while. We dropped it off on Saturday – right between everyone getting sick.
And then there is the progress on the Valley Jacket
Where I am at that lovely tangled yarn state that comes from knitting off of two balls for three parts. With any luck, the yarn will last the last couple of CM and let me do the shoulder bind off. From there it is only the sleeves and I will be done since this is a “finish as you go” project.
Each branch and corps of the US military handles its officers different. Sometimes you get choices about where you are going to be, and sometimes there are few options. My branch wound up with a sudden opening in the UK starting around the first of the year. Obviously my family is not going anywhere, so this would be an adventure on my own to a large extent.
I don’t have to do this. But there are no jobs for me in Germany after 30 June, which means that I would have to get my act together in order to retire and find other work. There are serious economic implications of course with retiring unless I get myself rapidly motivated into job shopping, there would be some significant downtime. I have the possibility of starting consulting or job shopping with the Uni in Heidelberg.
Or I can go back to CENTCOM for another 15+ months – Iraq this time.
Or I can take the job in the UK.
There is good and bad with the situation. The 18 year-old finishes her Abi this spring, so her education is a factor, but it is the follow on that counts. The younger two are simply not movable in school as they are in the 9th and 10th Klasses in the G8 Gymnasium Curriculum. The DH is on the road a lot, in London at least every other month and way too much time in Zurich.
Which really leaves the dog. Since I am coming from the EU – it is a matter of a working microchip, updating immunizations, and getting a titer drawn.
It is a bit to think about. Meanwhile, it is time to start researching University Music Curriculum in the UK for the vocal one.