This is the longest time between posts since I started blogging here in late 2006. Back then I was newly-married and had just moved to Costa Rica. Travis and I were on a kind of extended honeymoon. We explored by day (when Travis wasn't working) and went out by night – the typical expat thing. I miscarried and we went on a consolatory vacation to the Dominican Republic where I was charmed to have one of the local guides talk about "Sir Francis Drake, the English pirate." In my anglo-centric history lessons, he appeared a great explorer.
Things are very different now. We live in my home town in our very own house. I've barely even left town, let alone the country since we got here. I'm travelled out for the moment, although I'm still collecting places to go (Norway, Jordan, Tunisia, Greece, back to France and Spain…) It's Saturday night and instead of going out I'm sitting in my dining room listening to spring rain hit the window. I'm someone's mother, which still surprises and delights me after almost two years.
Life is unexpected, but good.