We are currently on vacation in Canada to attend my brother-in-law's wedding, and also to visit family and friends. Despite a long travel itinerary we had decent flights and the jet lag has not been too bad. The kids are quite happy to play at Grandma and Grandpa's house, and we are happy to go shopping and actually find what we're looking for! I was wary of reverse culture shock, but it's been fine so far...though it might hit us more when we get back to Zambia next month, I suspect.
With less things to do, I have been trying to keep busy by volunteering to do the dishes, weed the garden, and I have also done a fair bit of reading. I've already burned through a new Grisham novel, a Rachel Held Evans book, and have started NT Wright and Lee Strobel also! Throughout this month I am also working through a Henri Nouwen book called Finding My Way Home. There is an online discussion group available this month, so I'm able to give the themes some deeper thought as we reflect on the paths of power, peace, etc.
I'm enjoying this time of r&r and connecting with people that I haven't seen for two years!