And We Are Back – Adjusting to being back in the fast paced USA.
It’s both wonderful and weird being back here. It’s surreal and my husband and I keep looking at each other with a perplexed look – “was it always this “wired”?” Fast paced and a bit maniacal, we haven’t felt this in a while. But here we are and it will be like any other country we visit – spend sometime getting into the swing and then we will feel right at home. At least the language is familiar! Oh and the money is green – the way it should be. And there is toilet paper!! Woohoo!
For those of you who are personal friends and family, we hope to see as many of you as possible. Please note however that we are holding the majority of our time open for our family; particularly our aging parents and our adult children. But we still do hope to see our friends and we have many dinners and lunches and coffees and glasses of wine already on the calendar with our dearest peeps. But other than a quick reunion trip to both Nashville with my high school girlfriends(leaving today) and Utah (college buddies) in June, we will stay mostly on the Kitsap Peninsula during our visit.
We are staying in the home of our friends in downtown Gig Harbor while they are off in their RV for two months. This is from May 14-July 15. On July 15th we move to another home in Seabeck to be a closer to Arne’s family for our final three weeks. We depart the USA again on August 7th and plan to be away this time for nine to ten months. More on that later.
But for now we try to catch our breath, squeeze our loved ones, and remember to drive on the right hand side of the road!
So hello USA, Washington, Kitsap Peninsula and Gig Harbor. Hello, Susaday, Hafa Adai, Apa Kabar, Kihineh, Sabaidi, Swasdi, G’Day, Zdraveite, Zdravo, Xin Chao, Namaste, Chomreabsuro, Vanakkam, Is-Slama, Om suastiastu, Huh-low, Ssalamu, Sawubona, Salam-Alai Kum, Bom Dia, Bon Jour, Kia Ora, Hola, ‘Lekum, Aloha. Hello!