Now that I made it back to the luxury of my couch, my Brody-pillow and my reliable plumbing it feels like a dream that I spent the last 2 weeks in the backwoods of Peru. 24 hours ago, I was scratching my bug bites in a third world airport while trying to convince a ticket agent from LAN that 12:40 does not equal midnight and that my ticket was indeed changeable for a nominal fee, all while wishing desperately for a Starbucks.
Tonight, I got to enjoy Easter with my family while scratching my bug bites and biding the time until Starbucks opens tomorrow so I can start making up for lost lattimes. I know it wasn’t a dream because I still look like I have chicken pox. Perhaps I have malaria too, or intestinal nematodes. Time will tell. In the meantime, I have 2 loads of ever so slightly terribly rank laundry that needs to be washed and/or boiled.
While I was gone, my husband took the children on a culinary tour of the area restaurants. Translation: no food shopping, at all, for 14 days. Our fridge contents: beer and miso. I have teacher appreciation week letters to write, basic groceries to buy, Game of Thrones episodes to watch, and about 300 entries into the Paco Collars/Fetching Tags giveaway I need to sort through.
Needless to say, I’ve got some catching up to do before I can apply the time I want to organizing the approximately 5000 pictures I took over the past two weeks. But the good news is, when one is in the jungle in the pitch black dark with limited alcohol and no wi-fi, one comes up with other ways to amuse oneself. Such as making fake movie trailers with snippets of video footage:
So much to edit, so little time! I can’t tell you all how glad I am to be home now- I missed all you guys!!