Briefly: On returning home from nearly 8 months of travel

We’re back in San Jose, as of last night.

I have giggled with my sisters, eaten my mother’s cooking, gone for a walk, recklessly ordered the “biscuits and gravy deluxe” at our local breakfast place, and shared dim sum with family. I have sorted all my mail, done a load of laundry (with mixed feelings about returning to the dryer, after months of line drying), and opened all the parcels I sent to myself from abroad — which was like early Christmas. I have reunited happily with the clothes I left at home, with some wonder that I own so many garments (some of which no longer fit). I have stared in mingled delight (at last, books!) and dismay at the clutter all over my room, which I will soon have to organize/cull if I hope to be able to walk in that room at all. And I have discovered that our kitty Lyapa, far from having forgotten us, seems not to have noticed that it’s been months since she last saw us. (What is time to a cat, after all?!)

There is so much more I could write, but for now, I rest.


Erik’s and my feet over the Charles River, Boston


Wonderful old tree next to the same river.


20 responses to “Briefly: On returning home from nearly 8 months of travel

  1. I don’t know that I’m ready to have you home; I’ve enjoyed traveling with you so much! Seriously, I’m glad you made it home safely and all is well.

  2. Good to have you home, even if it is just for awhile. And I know it is a relief to take a breather and catch up with family and friends. Soon enough the siren song of foreign lands will call you once again, and off you will go. Merry Christmas, Lisa!

    • Thank you, Sherry!! (Goodness, has it been that long since I’ve been on the blog?!) I hope you’ve had wonderful holidays too. I must say the siren song of exploration has been calling pretty strongly… though we had quite the adventure the other day; I’ll have to post about that soon. 😉 You don’t have to go far to have interesting experiences! 😉

    • Thank you, my dear! I see you’ve written a lot on your blog lately — I’ll have to catch up one of these days. Lots of love to you, and big big hugs. ❤

    • No worries, Carla! I’m ridiculously behind on everyone’s blogs, now including my own. 😉 Happy, happy New Year to you too, and hope you are well!

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