Sitting at the gate, waiting to board the first of three flights back to Spokane, I overhear what I knew was most likely my last Afrikaans conversation. The ladies spoke about the Oscar Pistorius trail. I board, delighted to find an empty seat next to me. Basically a lottery win on long haul flights. I watch movies and TV shows I've already seen, I pretend like I'll be on planes in this upright position for days, I play tetris with my meals- how can I make everything fit onto the tray table?. Isn't traveling across the globe kind of extraordinary?
I'm back in our apartment now, already unpacked, marveling at the little green buds on the big trees outside my window, locals in shorts and sleeveless shirts ( it's 12 C!), and just how normal this space feels to me. I like that, I like this general exciting expectation I have about the next few months, I like that I can see daffodils and that Ben will be home in less than two hours. I also like that I have this little corner of the internet to show up like this and share these random moments.