Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Like Magic

I woke up this morning, astounded at how easy the transition has been in this direction. Yes, there are some moments in late afternoon when I can’t keep my eyes open, but . . . well, that can happen even when I am NOT jet lagging, LOL! AdventureMan and I are both doing well. We got up at our normal time this morning, well rested. Thanks be to God!

Yesterday I finished a quilt I have been working on for a Pensacola Quilt Guild challenge; it actually went to Kuwait with me, but I did not put in a single stitch while I was gone. I had great light, too, just not the time or interest in working on it. It’s finished now, hanging, so I can inspect for stray threads, etc. that I might have missed . . .

We emptied our day of activities yesterday, no water aerobics, no bible study, we just took it easy on ourselves, gave ourselves a day to transition to Pensacola mode. I did three loads of laundry, we both unpacked, and AdventureMan is now immersed in tax documents. Maybe this year we will actually submit our taxes on time, although the mere thought is enough to make me laugh, it is so unthinkable. We are lucky if we get them in by June in a normal year, but ‘normal’ is different now, living back in the United States, and we are trying to get on track with being residents again.

No photos; we are doing things we have done before and told you about. Breakfast at the Shiny Diner. AdventureMan was dying for lunch at Sonny’s Bar-B-Q; AdventureMan laughed, I hadn’t eaten there since he left, but it’s always good, always reliable, and I especially love their smoked turkeys. Dinner was the delicious chili EnviroGirl left in our refrigerator, how can anything that delicious be good for you?

On. On. Today I think I will finally buy my iPhone. 🙂

February 17, 2011 - Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Florida, Food, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Relationships, Travel


  1. I always have a harder time coming back than I do going. Always!

    Comment by Suwannee Refugee | February 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. No kidding? Suwanee, it is just the opposite for us; I thought it was the same for everyone, that going east is harder than going west. Guess it just goes to show me not to make generalizations based on my own experience.

    So now I will make a generalization based on my husband’s experience – it is easier adjusting to the time difference if you have to go to work; you go to work, you gut it out, no naps, and you adjust more quickly. Does it work that way for you?

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 20, 2011 | Reply

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