Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Back Home!

I'm back from India.  All my flights were on time (a small miracle), but my luggage somehow didn't make it on the last leg of the journey (typical).  I took it through customs in Chicago, but it didn't make the same flight as me.  The airline delivered it at midnight (thanks to The Husband for staying up to sign for it - I went to bed at 8pm...)

The theme of yesterday:  removing the smell of India from my clothes and luggage.  What is the smell of India, you may wonder?  I can only describe it as spicy, burning trash.  Nice.  Yesterday all my clothes went into the wash or to the dry cleaners.  My luggage got to spend the day & night outside.

One upside to all the travel...  I read 4 books!  I love to read, but rarely have time to do it.  One book I recommend that every American reads:

The Healing of America by TR Reid.  It really sheds some light onto the facts around healthcare, and disputes many of the myths that are repeated by politicians on both sides of the aisle about what healthcare is like in other countries.  It's very well written, too, which makes it a pleasure to read.

I also spent some time thinking about what's next for the Trio.  I need to put some training plans in place to get me through the next year.  But that's another post....


  1. Welcome back -- catch up on sleep, get your clock retuned, and let the dogs know you still love them -- oh, and your son and husband, too.

  2. Thanks, Penni! Everyone was very happy to see me. Dogs included. There was much barking (Maggie), jumping (Ziggy), and licking (Denzil). Not to mention sniffing. All 3 dogs stuck their heads into my suitcases and took a good whiff of India. Mmmm....

  3. Glad that you made it home safe and sound. Was it like "Slum Dog Millionaire" for real?

    Thanks for the book referral. I'm currently finishing up "Reading Lolita in Tehran" which I plan to review on my blog. Passing around a reading list is a good use of bandwidth, no?

  4. Re: Slumdog Millionaire - we didn't see the criminal side of India (thankfully), but certainly we saw some grinding poverty, begging at the windows of our car, etc.

    The positive side, though, is that I love working w/ my colleagues in India. They have such enthusiasm and energy!


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