Confessions

I have come unglued. The drinking from the wine bottle was an early sign. I’ve lost my ability for rational thought. I don’t know if it’s my lack of professional responsibility these days or the fact that my brain is getting confused by trying to squeeze German in. I am making decisions that even I…

Another Monday in the bag

There was no wailing and gnashing of teeth. Today came and went quite easily. Perhaps it had something to do with the weather…cooler and rainy which is a welcome relief. The morning didn’t have its same angst. Perhaps we are already resigned to the responsibilities it brings. Whatever the case, I’ll take it. That said,…

A good weekend to refuel.

It is now Sunday evening and I will admit that I am bracing myself for a bit of a relapse on the fear and loathing. So far we are coping, mostly. There is a sign that I may not be holding it together all that well. While making dinner tonight I caught myself trying to…

Friday never felt so sweet.

We made it! The longest week we’ve ever lived and we are now through it. First week of school, first week at a new job and first week trying to find a groove as a stay-at-home-mom. That said, stay-at-home is a bit of a misnomer. My day involves up to 4 hours in transit so…

No news is good news

Just slow and steady progress over here. Today was uneventful on all fronts which is heavenly! We’ve made it to Friday. This has easily been the longest week of our lives. Hopefully the pace will improve once we’re all a little less wide eyed. So nothing to share today and that feels pretty darn good….

Wednesday’s will be great.

Another day under our belt and as promised (through so many thoughtful emails and comments from you all) each day is getting a little bit easier. Today was the day that Helena did the morning bus ride, with the busyness that mornings bring, on her own so that I could continue to go with D….

A quick update before we call it a day

Whew, that was a tough one. But we made it through! We are far from out of the woods but at least I now know for certain that I have not, in fact, wrecked him. One of the best moments of the day was when I was telling him how proud I was of him…

Update…and not such a happy one.

So we are far from out of the woods. The night brought a renewed sense of fear for Diego and so this morning has been one of the hardest of my life. Leaving him at school nearly killed me. He is so scared. And so sad. Making him stay feels like a cruel torture and…

And breathe….

We did it! We are officially on the other side of our first day at school. We now know what the next many, many weeks have in store for us. And to my relief, both my kids are still smiling, still joking and showing signs of not having been completely wrecked by the experience.  And…

Swiss Saturdays

Forgot this photo from our outing to Zurich yesterday – considering our ability to test the boundaries of acceptable conduct, we thought a photo in the waterfall in the train station was much more fun that in front of the waterfall. Once on the other side of the water wall, it was nice a dry!…

A good day, all around

Lots of updates from the past two days, not the least of which is the greatly anticipated next chapter in my visa saga. Yesterday was a good local kind of day, we did things other local people do. Hosted my first dinner party (Does having 2 people who are family over count as a dinner…

Tensions are running high!

Today was a day of mixed emotions, good and less good. These 6 weeks have felt like a lifetime, our memories of the early days feel like forever ago. Yet at the same time these weeks have flown by; how is it that we are already facing back to school? How did the time go by…