Should be

After banging my head up against several administrative rocks today, you would think that I would give up? After all, first my branch crew says that they have no record of my current extension. Hello? They approved it and I am still here in Germany – so it went through their hands. Next, they try and tell me that I have to request a curtailment in order for them to reassign me to the UK.

No. Been there, done that. Had it come back to bite me. “Well, you asked to go [to Muenchen]. ” No, I was told to go, and was stupid enough to help with the paperwork. But with my signature on a document….. Fool me twice? I don’t think so.

Besides, if I want to try and leave there in the foreseeable future, plausible deniability is everything.

Did I mention that it is cool, wet and raining outside? That it took me more than 90 minutes to get home, listening to Breach of Promise by Perri O’Shaughnessy and munching on crackers.

Turns out my husband did not head to Switzerland today. And he decided to surprise me with dinner.


Which means that I should be working on the Valley Jacket. Right, I have to undo the collar bind off, take out one to two rows and put it back together. It is splaying out just a little more than I like at the join.


or get past the cuff on the second Wicked sock.



Or I could start packing for the cruise. Seems to me it is going to take a couple of days to sort out what all I want to take along with me.


The real truth is that – instead of all the things that I should be doing, I have this pile of books that has suckered me. Nothing like stopping at the library to donate some Audio Books and find the following just out on the shelf:
The Heart of Valor – Tanya Huff
The Bishop at the Lake – Andrew Greeeley
Making Money – Terry Pratchett
Sweet Revenge – Diane Mott Davidson
The Careful Use of Compliments – Alexander McCall Smith
Hounded to Death – Laurien Berenson.

Now, doesn’t that just about cover everything? And explain why a nice cup of hot cider, a blanket and a book are just irresistible?


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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