Back in Taiwan, struggling with jet lag. A relief to be home.
walked ruby moved out lunch at the children’s museam gordana dinner at jessica moved out
jasmine tower green mesquite
had dinner with steve and pat and james and katie dutchess humped vince Ha ha
Flew to Austin on Saturday, the roughest flight so far, Vince was awake and active the whole time making it a struggle to keep in his seat. But I’m surprised that everyone is so nice and understanding. I was afraid of the horror travel stories, but nothing like that happened. Sat, we came and saw the Strickers and Emy late at night and went back to our house to sleep. On Sunday, we had brunch with Christine and Josh who talked about Boston and how they might have to move to Pasadena. We picked up Ruby from Veroniques, the horses are amazing and Ruby is so fit. She’s been sleeping a lot at home, I think enjoying the warm suburban house and calmer pace. Last night we had dinner with Emy, her friend Chris, and two friends of Jeremy’s parents who just moved from NYC. Two cellists with a 6 month old baby Bailey.
Thanksgiving was fun and lively. Jeremy cooked two 20 pound turkeys and a ham. We had 35 people over. I spent most of my time with the children. It was especially nice to see Jane and George. Marty made a very long and amusing toast. We had so much food leftover, we could have fed another 35 with our leftovers. It’s too bad because all of us are leaving this house very soon. Maybe Donald can eat some of it.
Yesterday we took the train to DC. Donald picked us up from the train station and we talked for the 1.5 hours it took for us to get home through the horrendous DC rush hour traffic. Had a nice homemade meal and slept early and well. For breakfast we went to Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts and now we are planning dinner!
On Sunday, we got up early, early and had a nice family get together at 4 am. We had brunch with a bunch of people affiliated with IBM and IEEE and went on a tour of the new performing arts center designed by Gehery. Today Jeremy went to Princeton, we went to Toys R Us and bought a boat and tonight had dinner with Satia who works at IBM.
We made it to New York! Vince slept the whole way. It was interesting to switch from Chinese back to English. It is nice to be in the Martin household again.
Jeremy came home early to pack for tomorrow. I’m very moody these, I think going home is causing some reverse culture shock. I am excited. We moved Luther the fish downstairs to the realtor’s office for the next two weeks. Spent the afternoon watching Legally Blonde. I’m starting to like the DVD issues of movies. I like listening to the director’s comments and the extra scenes and stuff like that. It’s really just my addiction to celebrity gossip. Jeremy still has a bit of his stomach bug and Vince has had a bloodshot eye for the past few days that I’m hoping will clear up soon. If not, we’ll see a doc in the US.