I've resisted blogging for about as long as I can remember; partially because I can't imagine that anyone is really that interested in what I have to say, and partially because I tend to become even more idiotic when faced with things like HTML code. Embed what? Upload? Widget? HUH?
Things have changed around Casa Red Menace, though. Not the idiocy, that's constant. No, what's changed is that I'm about to abandon a 10+ year career as a federal government attorney and drag myself, my 9 year old son, and all our belongings halfway around the globe. I've accepted a position with the State Department, in the Foreign Service, and will start the A-100 training course on March 28, 2011. Since I have absolutely no idea where I'll end up or when, it seemed like a blog would be the easiest way to keep friends and family updated on our new life.
So, since school is closed today due to the half inch of ice coating everything in sight, the Mini-Menace and I are home from school and work. He's outside trying to snowboard down our front hill on the ice, and I'm inside, in front of the fireplace, vainly attempting to conquer my fear of blogging. Adding widgets and pictures and actually tweaking the design will come later. I hope.
Keep your expectations low, people, and I won't disappoint you.