What is it with 2AM?

Regardless of timezone? Home now after a very long flight back – pesky headwind! Well, actually, we landed this afternoon and I powered through.

I could barely stay awake through banjo. Despite telling Paul that I would be useless, he still pushed me through four songs out of my head. No mercy from that quarter! I’ll see him again in a few hours for my Dutch lesson before I go into the office. Which reminds me that I still have to finish my homework! πŸ˜‰

I walked home from my banjo lesson, enjoying the fact that it was just after 8PM and still light outside. It is beautiful weather here and I hope it continues that way this week because I would seriously like to get in a little terrace time! By the time I reached the corner to turn into my street, I was ready to fall asleep. The boys got their tortilla very early and by 9PM, the fort was sleep city.

Which explains now why I am awake. I tried to go back to sleep but my brain was already working. So, I figured I might as well get up and do so too. Coffee is already next to me and I am making myself some dinner (?). The kids are not exactly sure what is going on, like is this some kind of disco party or should they go right back to sleep and ignore the Food Bringer? The dogs have decided sleep and ignore and are back in their basket next to my desk. Moortje says “Disco party!” and is roaming around on my desk looking for more attention. Lientje is doing some lines of catnip leftover from earlier when I put it on the big dog bed to see if she would go for it. She not only did, she took over the dog sofa.

I had a row to myself on the way back too, which was nice! I have a feeling that the next time I fly, that will not be the case with all the summer travelers. I didn’t wifi because I was determined to get some sleep. I also didn’t watch any movies. This had mixed results. I did get some sleep, I would fall asleep at the beginning of an album and wake up at the end. So, I got three Melissa Etheridge and one Madonna album’s equivalent of sleep. Some people use hours as a unit of measurement, I use albums πŸ˜‰

I had forgotten how big portions of food are in the US and that you get a to go box as a norm for the leftovers. It works quite a bit differently here, both in portion size and whether or not the restaurant will permit you to take your leftovers home. I didn’t take any leftovers home from the airplane food πŸ˜‰

It is good to be home, where everything is a little smaller in scale. No one at Customs was interested in my tortillas so they are all accounted for. The boys are delighted that there is a new shipment. George says that we should have a Fajita Party. I think he is just looking for an excuse to bust out the tequila πŸ˜‰ In case you’re wondering just what 96 pounds of Tortilla Express looks like, here you go. Plus add 10 pounds for the laptop bag.WP_20160410_15_03_40_Pro

Okay, now that I have finished my whatever time it is meal and have a good headway on my coffee, it is time to get busy with work stuff and homework. If I PowerPoint first, Dutch will seem so much easier πŸ˜‰ Have a good day wherever you might be!


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