I always tend to downplay the effects of jet lag in my head beforehand, and just assume "hey, if you're tired, you'll sleep, right?" Not the case if you are 21 months old. E. Bean woke up this morning at 4am. For good. Try as we might there was no getting back to sleep for any of us. And TH and I stupidly stayed up late last night to catch up on the last two episodes of The Killing that we missed while we were away. Let me just say that I am so tired that I almost put conditioner on my face in the shower this morning. I woke up just in time to redirect my hands to my hair, seriously.
E. Bean was really super on the trip home, and only really lost it in the car home from the airport. I must say that living 3 hours from the closest major airport is one of the big downsides to living in the country. But he was great on the train to Paris, really great in the airport hotel last night (two nights ago? Who can remember?) and had a great time eating french fries and mayonnaise for dinner and watching airplanes take off.
But it is very good to be home. Today is one of those perfect Vermont days of 75 degrees and sunny with a lovely breeze. It looks like we are in for some good weather this week, which will be a nice change from how it was before we left! Maybe we brought the sunshine back from Provence with us. Now it is time to start getting serious about getting ready for the Gift Show, which is isn't until August, but that will be here before I know it. Summer is always like that. Too fast!
I hope you all had a lovely past two weeks! What have you all been up to? I'd love to hear!