Years ago I would have never imagined a life where the Bangkok airport felt like familiar territory.
Yet here I am.
In Thailand :) Again!
Such a gift to be able to participate in these double-duty trips. Plenty of meetings for Matt (and hopefully I'll be able to sneak in a meeting or two - gotta see how the kiddos hold up in child care). Gobs and oodles and bazillions of friends for our children - what gift to spend time with these other children, their families, all in similar lifestyles, similar joys, similar challenges.
And time for me to connect with others too. And then at the end of it all, two weeks at the beach. Hey, if you come to Bangkok you might as well use up some vacation days, huh?
Yesterday afternoon we left home (cloudy and cold) and three hours later touched down in Bangkok .... ground temp 90 degrees (at 5:30pm!). Yay for sunshine and blues skies and warm weather. The kids wore their swim suits to breakfast!
Luke is having a hard time though - two days of high fevers, plus the usual struggle to get any sort of decent rest. I've got a friend coming from America bringing me a reflux medicine to try with him. If we don't see improvement within a week I'll be taking him to see a pediatrician here. Sweet little guy just really struggles. And I still see signs of stomach issues, something 'not quite right'.
Honestly, as sick as he was yesterday he actually flew really well - just a sad lethargic little guy, mostly dozing in my arms. Made for a sweaty flight for both of us, with feverish Luke tucked into my lap, but we made it with minimal fuss.
After a morning at the pool Matt is out & about while I am in the room with the children - 4 sleeping! It was a late night last night :) and only Julianna managed to stay awake in a quiet dark hotel room, so she is reading books.
oh, and a question for you....
Our camera died (several hundred dollars to repair it, we decided to let it go....) and we are looking to invest in another one. Any ideas for me? I just don't have the time or energy to spend looking at websites and trying to pick a good one. I feel like everyone I know has a DSLR but I really don't know anything about photography (though I use our camera several times a week at least) so that seems like too much of a camera for me?!?!? or maybe I would enjoy it now anyways and I'm sure I'd one day enjoy learning photography (Clearly now just isn't the season to allow me time to do that... maybe in a few years? or when the kids leave for college? he he he.)
In the meantime I'd love a camera.
Seriously, please email or leave a comment or something if you have any tips or ideas or helpful info or even if you love your camera and want to recommend it .....
So for now, we're using our cell phones :) Pictures coming, I promise.