||[Aug. 12th, 2012|01:34 pm]
Testing out posts via my tablet. I suspect it would work better if I had an actual stand instead of balancing Stone (the tablet, ha ha) on my lap while sprawled on the couch. Anyway an update
We are having the busy but fun summer we anticipated. the girls have been the busiest, with trips to Quebec w my parents, Chicago w us to meet up w MIL, girl guide camp w me, then a 4 day week at day camp. I have been taking advantage of the benefits of a part time schedule and the flexibility of my part time practice. have only needed to take half the vacation days in my contract to have nearly three weeks away from home -- six nights for Chicago,six nights for camp, six nights camping the week after next.
the big news for me personal l y is that we are starting to discuss our air itinerary which will set the framework for our Big Trip. I think we may need to cut out a few things t immanent initially but we should be able to do,all,of,our must-see things - Machu picu in Peru, Igzazu Falls in Brazil, safari and beach in Africa w my dad, Sydney and Uluru in Australia. NZ is on the nice to do list but may get bumped due to weather and finances. We have added Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to our nice to do list since we would need to change planes there between Africa and Aus anyway, and we want something with which to compare when we go to Hong Kong later.
Istanbul is currently on the itinerary because of flight schedules, I would like very much to keep that in the mix partly because it seems like such a fascinating place , and we could add Europe to the itinerary :-)
Professionally things are up in the air, but there is a reasonable possibility that i will have my part time clinic job extended indefinitely iow, made permanent. I will either negotiate an unpaid leave (common in legal aid) or quit prior to our trip. DH is planning on going to 4 days/ week if I am working at the clinic in the lead up to our trip, then he will take an unpaid leave from work as well. Though he may end up working in Australia anyway as he has multiple clients and contacts there.
My grandma turned 104yo last month, and is still in good enough health to remain on the retirement home side of the facility, not the nursing home side. Still beats us all at Scrabble even if she can't remember our names. Still goes out to restaurants for lunch on occasion too--
That is all the news fit to print from the Warner household... signing off now.