Friday, September 12, 2014

Five reasons why yesterday was a great day



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1.  Watched an episode of Koyun Shaun aka Shaun the Sheep with Nicole and Sam.  It's laugh out loud funny!  Really if you're having a down day check out the Cartoon Network and those ridiculous sheep.

2.  Finally after months and months I finished For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.  It was a long read, but I finished it.  I enjoyed the action packed beginning and end, but the middle was difficult and boring.  It seemed pointless, but now I wonder if EH was actually making a point about war.

3.  I went for a walk and a swim.

4.  I had an unplanned nap on the hammock.

5.  I got to Skype Johanna and my Mom.  Being separated from my daughter gives me a better understanding of what my mom's been dealing with all these months.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back in Turkey

We arrived back to Turkey last Friday.  I brought Sam and Nicole back with me.  Johanna is working in Canada and plans to come in November.

The three months in Canada were very busy.  Someone asked if I was glad to be home.  I like the idea of being home, but honestly, being on the road everyday in a vain attempt to make up for all the months we've been gone, is ridiculous.  But that's what I do.  I overschedule myself and the children and I try to squeeze in everything and everyone.  I return to Turkey with as big a list as the one I left Turkey with, but this new list is filled with regrets; all the people I didn't see, all the places I didn't go,  all the things I left behind in Canada because they wouldn't fit in my suitcase.