Daily Archives: November 1, 2009

Yet Again: NaBloPoMo


Well, it is November and we are back to that month—the month where I take on the challenge to blog every day.  I did it last year and the year before. S always asks why I do it. He doesn’t get a point to the challenge.  To be honest, he doesn’t understand why I blog of the connections I have made through the blogosphere.  But, even on my third year, I want to take the challenge.

And it is a challenge.

Yesterday, I flew home from Almaty.  I left the hotel at 1:30 am for the airport.  Because my pickup time was 1:30am, I decided I should just not go to sleep.  I ended up watching Flash Forward which I had always thought looked really dumb in the commercials.   It wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected it to be.

So, after the 1:30am pick-up I was in transit to US soil for 22.5 hours.  This included the flight from Almaty to Frankfort, three plus hours in the Frankfort airport, and the flight from Frankfort to DC. It does not include the time it took me to get my luggage, find a cab, drive to my sister’s place and get my dog. The best worst part of international travel was that although almost an entire day had passed, I arrived home at 3 in the afternoon—just in time for trick-or-treating.

That was yesterday. Today S arrives—I am currently waiting to hear that he cleared customs. The next day we start Russian classes.  November will be the month of Russian and Thanksgiving and, hopefully, a blog a day.