Jeremy’s been out of town for the past week, he’s headed home tomorrow night. He’s been in California. The CA office is in Berkeley and he had stuff to do in Sacramento as well so he’s been all around Northern CA. Often he tries to do his business trips all on public transportation, but there were too many meetings in too many places – so he had to rent a car. I know how much it must have disappointed him, there is really nothing he likes better than figuring out public transportation options. Traveling with Edda, he almost seems to relish the extra challenges that Edda’s limited mobility brings to our travels. Me, I just hope she doesn’t need to poop mid-flight.
I can’t remember the last time I was in California. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt like a traveler. Sometimes I think that I will never be a traveler again – actually, I think I live within a 5 block radius of the house. Just recently I decided that the Target (which really is like 2 highway exits away) is too far away, now I just buy to toilet paper at the grocery store. But, in a fit of optimism, I did renew my passport because the old one is expiring. I have this policy to always have a valid passport because if it’s the apocalypse, I’ll need my passport to get in/out of the country. But I really think that this passport that I’m renewing – might never have any visas in it when it expires in ten years. Is that too pessimistic? Actually, I don’t think I would be able to stomach the price of traveling overseas anyways, so maybe it’s all a moot concern.
It’s been a pretty uneventful week, the kids have been well, work and school not especially stressful. Vince spent the morning visting the middle school that he’s going to be going to in the fall. I asked him all about it and he is most excited that you can have a slushie and hamburgers and fries everyday for lunch. They actually gave all 400 incoming students visiting a free slushie. I’m not sure that was the best introduction to the middle school, it’s suppose to be the place where one learns algebra, I wish they gave them all bookmarks or rulers.. I’m a little stressed that he will eat so poorly at school. I guess I could pack nutritious food everyday – but I have a suspicion that it would just get thrown away in favor of the fries.