Some friends and I went to a dog-themed winery on Saturday and enjoyed some Norton, a grape that is native to North America. Oh my gosh it was good. I don't know a lot about wines, but I really like reds, and this was a particularly delicious red. I also can't get enough cheese lately.
On Sunday we welcomed the 148th A-100 with a classy shindig organized by my friend and me and executed by an abundance of volunteers from our class. Every Foreign Service class sponsors the class two after theirs in order to promote camaraderie and esprit de corps. As the people close to me can verify, this event has been giving me quite the heartache. I am not a naturally organized person and I also suffer from perfectionism and worry. But I can say that it feels great when something you plan goes smoothly. I am so grateful for all of my friends who came out to help with the event. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of the event to post.