We seem somewhat stuck at the moment. Can it be that we are still trying to get our bearings after all of the running around in the spring? We are down to one vehicle and feel no particular urge to get a second one. We really have no fall travel plans. In fact, for the first time in several years we're talking about a party at our house sometime soon, cocooning with friends (maybe I'll call Steve Parks to bring some of his old-time musician friends over) as we celebrate our house's 100th birthday. This is supposed to be the Family Travel Journal but right now it seems to be the Let's All Stay Put Journal.
School started, and JieJie loves her teacher. MeiMei is in love with JieJie's school and wants to be a kindergartener now, not next year, but we tell her she has to wait just a little longer. JMU started, so now John and I have classes and students and grading and meetings and all of that stuff. This is the routine we took a break from last spring semester, and it somehow feels right to jump back in. We're ready. We were all ready two weeks ago.
It's time to stay put for a while.
But we're batting around the idea of--can it be?--Antwerp over Christmas break.
I'll keep ya posted.