We got home from a week in Ireland late last night. It was a fun trip with no travel problems. It was not, however, a relaxing trip.
We did a lot of walking and I did little sleeping. In fact, I only slept two full nights. The other nights I suffered jet-lag induced insomnia. I have no idea how I was able to function during the day. But last night I finally slept a solid seven hours, waking around 6:00 A.M. That's a normal night for me, so maybe I won't suffer any jet-lag problems on this end.
Today we caught up with family, visiting mom at the home, carving jack-o-lanterns with Elliott, and playing with Jonah after his nap. Mom looked pale and thin, couldn't speak clearly or make any sense, and mostly slept in her wheelchair. The boys look taller and seem smarter. Jonah's vocabulary has quadrupled and, thanks to daycare, he is now also using sign language. Elliott's teacher confirmed, at last week's parent-teacher conference, that Elliott is indeed above average. She feels certain he will be in the gifted program within a year.
Now it's back to reality. I'm spending the rest of the day bookkeeping and doing laundry while Jim's at the Cardinal Celebration downtown with Elliott. It was too bad Jim missed all the World Series games while we were away but, thanks to iTunes, he can still watch them and probably will. Isn't technology grand!