Both boys are settled and have completed their second week of classes at college. This week it's been JoNell's turn. Since she goes back to Turkey on Sunday we're making sure she gets some time with friends, music shopping and other stuff she enjoys. A highlight was when we took off for a few days to stroll in San Antonio, something we hadn't done since before we had children.
We love the River Walk there, which is a shady riverside walkway that meanders through the city, below the street level so it's out of the noise, and lined with the city's best restaurants, bars and shops. It was great to relax, put away the to-do lists, enjoy the food, speak some Spanish, reflect on 22 years together, and let out one long sigh of relief that the boys will be OK after all.
We'll finish out the week with some last minute shopping for things that JoNell will take back. I'm staying behind a few extra weeks to keep an eye on the boys and wrap up some family affairs. Being away from Ankara has made me drop out of step with my edublogger colleagues who are now cranking up for a new school year and filling up my Bloglines aggregator with lots of new conversations. I'm sorry if I'm getting behind, but I'm officially on leave of absence now, so I'm not yet in any back-to-school frame of mind.
Just give me one more week.