Real - I'm so glad you finally got some baby time! I know the family dynamics have been rough on you lately.
Geo - I'm so sorry about the teacher. How awful.
Real, I am glad you got to hold the baby, and even more glad that it seems the abx worked. Hoping that healing moves right along, and everyone is soon healthy and rested.
bec, I giggled at the idea of dog fiber.
Long weekend is over. My kids were pretty thrilled by the air shows. They did the show yesterday and today, and I only grabbed a bit of it, from the apartment balcony. Yesterday it was overhead as we biked along the Corniche, and it was pretty awesome. The fireworks yesterday were meh, but tonight's were amazing. We walked out among the crowds and cars tonight too, and the kids joined in the silly stringing and foam fights. I hate that kind of thing, and I am not feeling very well, but I put up with an hour or so. Dd was a mess by the time we got home, and she was happy for a hot bath. She has a cold, too.
Back to the books tomorrow, and maybe we'll hit park day. I have to make some decisions about a field trip coming up (to Dubai, I don't have a car, blah blah blah). Winter break starts in just three weeks, and our plan is to school through it in a relaxed way. Also lots of afternoons at the pool. It actually rained yesterday and the day before, and it's been cool (like long sleeves at night). Sun should be back out tomorrow, and highs will be back toward 80.
RR: My goal is to continue with weekday morning walks, to work out at the gym 3-4 days a week, and to try to swim a little with the kids after workouts. Enjoying being active again. Spent way too long out of practice.
Actually starting to think I need summer vacation to be a lot shorter next year. I know no one at home will be too pleased with the idea, but until we have a home there (or somewhere), three months is more than enough, I think. Guess that is a sign that we are settling into this place way better than we did in Dubai.