We've managed a few things on my Glad-to-be-Home list . . . Visited all our Vancouver kids yesterday, delighting in everyone's obvious happiness and well-being, the granddaughters thriving, one family having moved into a new nest while we were away, a daughter and boyfriend planning some important future steps and regaling us with stories of adventures in the wild, and an impish 4-year old showing off the moves from the end-of-class hip-hop dance recital we missed. Pater got his hair cut and spent a satisfying hour visiting his Mom. We ate bacon and eggs for breakfast, pho with lemongrass pork for lunch, and had everyone over for takeout sushi last night. I'm sure all these food can be eaten in Paris, but we never eat them there and it was good to introduce that much variety to the menu in one day.
Now we're taking advantage of the 4:30 awakening that is an inevitable result of jet lag, and we've caught the 6:20 ferry back to Vancouver Island, the big island to us little-island folk. By the time we get to Nanaimo, the grocery store will be open, and we'll pick up enough food to get us through our first day home. And then I can get working on the rest of my Happy to be Home list. By tomorrow, I will probably flood you with garden photos. . ..until then, Happy Sailing through your Wednesday. . .