a slower pace12:00 AM
We've been here for one week, seven whole days. I'm pretty sure I'm fully recovered from jet lag. I think I experienced some kind of weird reverse jet lag this time. I would be wide awake until sometime after 1 am. I'm used to the jet lag where you fall asleep early and wake up at 4 am. I think I like that better. I finally resorted to some melatonin just to get me on track. Lying awake at night is just plain frustrating.
My focus this first week has been one of settling in, getting the kids on some sort of routine, and catching up with everyone. This slower pace of life here in Africa is definitely good. I'm on the internet less (which is also because you pay per data you use), outside more, and trying desperately to win just one card game against Joshua.
We currently don't have a car to use, so outings to town are treasured, even if it is to Fruit and Veg to pick up groceries. After a 2 1/2 year hiatus of driving a manual on the left hand side of the road, I think I'm ready to get behind the wheel again. The buzzing metropolis of White River will be kind to me, I know it.
I leave for Uganda one week from today! I guess I'm storing up my photography muscles, because I've hardly used my camera since I've been here. I love that the iPhone 4S has such good photo quality, so I can at least post something for your visual entertainment. :)
Happy Tuesday, friends!