We got our post list last week. In the Foreign Service, when you first get started, your first two posts are directed by state, after which, most people bid on where they want to go. This won't be the case with us, because we can only go where there are embassy projects being built, although we will get to have a say in which of those projects we want (I hope?). Anyway, the list is really, really good. We spent the weekend researching the posts on the list. When I first saw the list, I put down my top five right off the bat. However, after spending the weekend in my new bed AND wearing yoga pants (yes, I did a couple of downward dogs to earn the right) while I researched the posts on my laptop, my list completely changed. I can't tell you what countries were on the list, but we did go to an Irish pub and then out for Moroccan food for date night on Saturday. Our top criteria were safety and schools, and that knocked a few posts off the list, but for the most part I'd be happy with any of the posts. I was surprised at how one of the posts I didn't even consider when I first saw it made it up to number two after I researched the hell out of it. I think we'll know in the next month or so.
In other news, Olivia, while munching on her nitrate-free salami, declared "I HATE the idea of hurting animals. But they sure taste delicious."