And we're here.
So very tired.
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And we're gone.
We arrive in Kyiv on September 19. Ukraine is having Parliamentary Elections on September 30. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will be monitoring the elections, and the Embassy is mobilizing to provide monitors to work with the OSCE. Yours truly will be one of those monitors.
Given that the passport taskforce was six days a week, I was really looking forward to a weekend.
Our friends Greg and Claudine and their son Matthew came down from NYC on Saturday. We did a lot of playing, walking around, and swimming in our matching swim trunks. And we went to the zoo. Lots of strollers at the zoo.
My new haircut really shows off my distinguished gray hair.
Big Sunday night celebration at the Oakwood Falls Church. 8 adults and 3 kids for dinner (take out Lebanese). We figured better to control the chaos at home rather than subject the Lebanese Taverna to our presence.
Katherine contemplating life with a second child. Just contemplating, not preparing for anything in the next 9 months or anything.