I am alive and well.Â Sorry for the hiatus, but pregnancy and jetlag don’t mix well.
To recap, Cybr saw me off on the airport bus at 11:30 am Monday June 30th.Â He watched as I pulled away, it was all I could do not to cry.Â My friend, Teresa, rode with me to the airport to schlep my large suitcases around and see me off.Â It was so considerate of her to go with, since Cybr couldn’t…he had to return to our flat to meet the pet exporters.
I flew out of Hong Kong at 1:30 pm and after an untold number (simply because I have not the capacity by which to actually calculate how long I traveled, including layovers and time zone changes) of hours in transit, I arrived in Kansas City, Missouri at nearly midnight on the same day.Â I had to wield my luggage around in LAX while going through customs and if it weren’t for a kind older man, I probably would have hurt myself or my baby by lifting those things.Â Thanks, kind guy!
My Dad was waiting outside my gate at the KC airport, he was a sight for sore, blackened eyes.Â They weren’t really blackened, just appeared that way from lack of sleep…I was not able to sleep for more than a few minutes at a time in flight.
He handled my luggage and drove us back to his house where I think I slept for about 4 or 5 hours.Â I tried to get things situated for the fuzzy kids at his house during the day on Tuesday, then at about 10 pm we went to the cargo hold and retrieved Chini, Guinness, Francis and Burrito.Â They all looked good, but desperately wanted out of those cages.
We were able to let Chini and Guinness out to take care of their business at the cargo hold.Â We took them to a patch of grass and let them out.Â They both peed forEVER, or so it seemed, then Chini proceeded to roll in the grass for about 10 minutes…apparently her way of kissing the ground post-flight.
We all came back to my Dad’s and the fuzziesÂ seemed toÂ settle inÂ right away.Â Chini, Guinness and Francis all seemed to remember my Dad and his home.Â Even Burrito (who is quite the scaredy-cat) was exploring his new digs within just an hour or so.Â They are all quite content and comfortable here.
I will have to leave Francis and Burrito behind when I return to St. Louis in about a week.Â I am not looking forward, it will break my heart to leave them.Â I am trying to think of it as an extended vacation where I would be away from them anyway.Â I know they will be fine here with my Dad and will not miss me nearly as much as I miss them…but it is still going to hurt me.
So, the fuzzy kids were all fine, but I had a bit of a health issue this week…you can read about it at Baby Barie if you so desire.
I will slowly be getting back to regular posting, so please check in regularly.Â Again, sorry for the lack of posts, but life and getting healthy has been a priority for the past week.
See you soon!