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Goodness abounds

Back home from a very lovely visit to the south of France. Pictures and sharing to follow, along with other entries I've been promising going all the way back to March...

In the meantime, though, I want to share a hooray:

Julien received a telegram declaring he has been slotted into this summer's training for an embassy job.  This is the first step to "officially" being in the pool because he could be disqualified from the service should his test scores (in athletic performance, marksmanship, etc) fail to impress.  We aren't worried about this, but one can never tell. We are getting closer to an assignment!  So close that I'm starting to do research on our top three choices for a posting since J will be asked to state his wishes at the training.

Oh, second hooray:  Wild strawberries are here, and the little abandoned yard behind our house is studded with their cheery redness. 

What's not to celebrate?

ETA:

I forgot to add that J was bummed that he wasn't going to get to go to the Minnesota wedding with me in June because of work, but as it turned out, his training falls during the exact same time slot, give or take a day; so, if he would have bought a ticket for the wedding, he either would have had to lose all or most of the airfare (we never buy insurance) or pass on the training and push back an eventual embassy departure for another year.

Mysterious ways, my friends, mysterious ways...

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frigg
May. 19th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Woot! :)
mnfaure
May. 19th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
You said it!
asakiyume
May. 19th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
wild strawberries
Here, we're just at the flowering stage. I see them and think, "must remember to come back here...."


And yay for Julien's training slot!
mnfaure
May. 21st, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Re: wild strawberries
the first batch I gathered was delicious, but I haven't been back for more, what with a couple of rain showers and the worry over the cat. Must rectify that tomorrow.
pjthompson
May. 19th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, cool happenings and wonderful strawberries. Life is good.
mnfaure
May. 21st, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yep, things are starting to look good all over because in addition to the strawberries, the sour cherries are just about ripe, the first ones anyhow!
pjthompson
May. 22nd, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Mmmm. Our peaches are just about falling off the tree now. More peach cobbler tonight to go with the enchiladas.
mnfaure
May. 22nd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
And there she goes again, making me jealous!

Ah well, what's a body to do. Enjoy a serving for me. :D
pjthompson
May. 22nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
I haven't had any yet. I was so painfully full from the enchiladas I had no room. Tonight, though! Or maybe for lunch. >;-)
mnfaure
May. 22nd, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
I shall console myself with Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Pie!
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