2. Tomorrow will register as Day # 12 out of the past 14 school days when one of the three boys has remained home. Silas is on Round Two, having recovered completely somewhere around Day #4, only to come down with it again around Day #10. It appears to be nothing more than a viral fever, that gives way to a cough. It's sweeping through the city like wildfire. The school is, undoubtedly, incubating the germs. One of my friends told me that half of her child's class was down. Thankfully, a little Dalsy syrup (i.e. Spanish tylenol:) and some R & R on the couch seem to be sufficient.
4. We bought tickets for our return to America this summer. We'll be back in the hometown for a few months beginning in July. I am excited. It will be such a gift to have a little time close to family. I am also, admittedly, a tad overwhelmed that I have a mere 5 months to get all these nooks and crannies in order. We'll be keeping our same apartment here, but there's always a chance that someone will need to stay in it while we're gone. So all the drawers that are stuffed with old erasers and random objects are beginning to glare at me. This is like a purging ritual that I go through before we make a big transition. I wish I could skip it. But I can't. It's part of my process, haha.