We had a crazy weekend driving back and forth across Wisconsin, and to some extent are still recovering. It was a lot of driving for three days: On Friday evening we left the Twin Cities to visit Lisa’s grandmother in Wausau, and on Saturday headed to northeastern Wisconsin to visit my mom, my uncle Eric (who just happened to be in town the same time), and visit with friends. We weren’t there long, though, and on Monday headed back across Wisconsin–mostly on two-lane roads because of the route–to take Mathias to an allergy specialist in La Crosse. From there, it was back up the river to Minneapolis.
I’d like some time off–not a vacation but just some time to rest–but things are not letting up. Lisa is changing jobs next week, which means Mathias will be changing his preschool as well. Due to scheduling conflicts at work, I’m starting to go back to the office late at night for meetings with India–I’ll actually be heading there in a half an hour–and in a few weeks the fall semester will be underway again at Carlson. On top of all that, we’ll be making our annual trip to Door County in a couple of weeks, and this weekend will have Lisa heading to Madison (sans toddler) to visit her mom, who’s recovering from surgery. I’m thinking of taking some days off at some point just so I can have some alone time and catch up on stuff around the house… But I need to reserve as much vacation as possible for the China seminar I’ll be attending for school in January.
Have I mentioned I’ll be going to China in January? I’ll be in Hong Kong for about five days at the start of the year, and then in Guangzhou for about a week and a half after that. So, there’s a lot coming up in the next few months.