We left the US on Tuesday at 2230 (10:30pm for you civilians) and arrived home at 1900 (7pm for you civilians). Considering the 6 hour time difference, checking in 3.5 hours early for the international flight, the short but festive layover in Paris, we traveled for about 18 hours over 2 days. It wasn't as bad as it sounds. Neither P or I was jet lagged once we landed on either side of the pond. I went back to work and P went to school the next day.
For those at home placing bets, I must announce that TimeTard was LATE picking us up from the airport in DC. Yep, late, with no excuse!!
For Thanksgiving we went to my sister's house near Camp Lejeune where for the first time in 22 years we were all under one roof (minus my youngest brother). A good time was had by all, and P really enjoyed herself hanging out with my nieces (one is 5 months older than P and the other is 15 months younger than P).
I did so much shopping on Black Friday!! It's been a long time since I did that much damage to the retirement fund in one day. It cost me $185 to mail everything back to Germany. I attempted to post pictures, but I think Blogger is upset that I haven't updated in over 2 weeks, so it is not being nice.
Now that we are back home, I must unpack (in a week or seven).
Overall, we had a great time in the States. It was nice to see Girly-man, Pimpalicious, Nurse Ratchette, and TimeTard again (my brothers and sisters). I will admit that it was great not running into the Killer-of-All-Dreams, the Gypsy, and the Half-Centry Pimp better known as the Ex-Stepmonster, the lady standing between me and my inheritance (my dad's mystery wife), and my dad.
While in the States, it REALLY hit me that we would be moving back soon. I have soooo many questions...Which cable company? Which cellphone company? Is Geico REALLY for me? Paper or plastic? Public, private or charter school? I think I'll need a class to help me adjust to living in the States for the first time in 7 years.
On another note, P has lost another tooth (she says teeth-es). She doesn't want to put them under her pillow. Is it ok for the teeth-es fairy to still leave something for her?