Chelsea works Monday through Friday and starts at 1:00pm and ends at 9:00pm with the exception of Friday when she gets off an hour early. We sleep in as much as possible, eat breakfast and check email, etc., then off she goes. I've been so tired since the flight, it's been good to fall into bed (air mattress) at the end of each night, and to sleep as long as I could!
|Waiting in the subway station|
You can tell I'm quite concerned about her, but from my last post, I'm also so impressed with how she manages. She can tell a taxi driver where to go, catch the right bus and decipher the intricate subway system! I get lost walking around the block! (That's our girl, right Scott? She got a lot of her logical thinking from you, my dear.)
|Waffle and Substitute Cuppa|
Speaking of eating, on Saturday, I got to meet Chelsea's friend Tab, and in the evening, we were invited by Ed and Heather to a little post-Thanksgiving gathering on the base. "The Base" is a US military base. If you've never been on one, it's a self-sufficient community, with grocery store, a department type store, houses and dorms for the soldiers, schools for the children, post office, etc., really everything you would need, sort of a "piece of America". So, after being cleared through the security gate, we went to a normal, American household! I think Tab was overwhelmed, as this was her first time since the end of July of being in a "home." We had great conversation, and lots of pie and dessert and it was so comfortable, it was really wonderful. I love my military family, because, even if I have never met them, we all have shared experiences of being far from home so try to make it better for each other in similar situations.
It's been great fun being with my daughter. She got her hair cut this weekend, which is a big step for her! Now she has bangs aka a fringe, as the British say (that word makes more sense... we were wondering why they are called "Bangs" in America! ever think about that?). And, I took a serious plunge and tried semi-permanent eye lash extensions. I used to have lashes sort of like Chelsea (but not quite that long!) but over time, well, I don't any more. And, it bugs me. So, it was a weird experience, but the lady was super nice, and her dog made me want to get a poodle! Ha! Sorry, Scott, I won't bring one home!
We did try to go to a Night Market that has THIRTY THOUSAND VENDORS but most of it was flippin' closed!!! There were maybe 40 vendors who had tables set up with knock off shoes, purses, scarves, some clothes, cell phone cases.... that was it! Rats. It was late Saturday night which actually makes the Night Market closed on Sunday, if that makes sense. We thought Saturday night would be Saturday, but it's really Sunday. Anyway, we are going to try tomorrow night, I think.
|Excited for the tour!|
|Cell phones aka: Time filler|