I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth, but the workload and the jet lag are brutal this week. In meetings from 6 am until 6 pm, then coming home, putting daughter to bed and promptly heading to bed myself.
In our lives. I came back from an exhausting and productive trip to Israel. It was not all work though. A few of us went to Jerusalem – not the first trip for me, but the first for many of my American colleagues. In this picture you can see The Wailing Wall and far in the right corner a dome of The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Anna was, of course, delighted to have me back, but she was very busy with school and afterschool while I was away. A couple of things that she was really missing while I was gone was playing on my computer and iPod. I allow her about 30 min a day of electronic entertainment, and she was happy to lay her hands again on her favorite TeachMe: First Grade game and return to MoneyVille.
Places we are going. The weather was beautiful during the weekend, and our friend invited us to go for a ride and a hike in his convertible. Understandably, Anna loves convertible rides. We hiked in a place that looked at times like Riverdell from Lord of the Rings – a place where fairies might live. Anna was enchanted and kept looking for fairies. Then we came home and had our first barbecue of the season.
Quote of the week:
- Anna (reading from her Valentine’s Day Sweet Tarts): Mama, what does it mean, “Shake it”
- Me (trying to stay factual): It means, “Shake your body”
- Anna: But why is it Valentine-y?
- Me: Umm… Because teenage boys like it when teenage girls do it.
- Anna: Ooh. This is because it’s yucky, and boys like yucky things.