I have some kind of raging sore throat (no fever, that I can tell) and am utterly exhausted after my trip to SF. Feeling a profound sense of dislocation. Oddly enough, I miss Albania more than anything else – perhaps the felicity of having a set routine and knowing my way around – even though Spanish immersion here feeds something deep in my soul. Our orientation schedule has been unrelenting, until yesterday, when I made an executive decision and took the day off to spend with the kids at home. Our Thanksgiving dinner was noodles, beans, yoghurt, and PBJ. Definitely nothing fancy, but absolutely enjoyed with just the three of us (Gimli is, of course, away on a short trip).
Today I made it to the office, with kids in tow, since our nanny here is only 1/2 time (for now). We had some adventures getting there and back again – and no naps, so they both fell asleep at the astonishingly early hour of 7 p.m. (these are the kids who routinely fall asleep well after 9). So, I allotted myself exactly one hour of computer time, and now I’m off to bed myself. Hoping to sleep off the sick.