Life is a wonderful thing.
I love being an uncle, and I think that Hemi likes having me as an uncle. He's so little and so perfect.
I'm having a great time out in Illinois with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. I'm beginning the long and painful process of healing from the Lyme Disease I picked up in Ukraine. I'm tired and often in pain, but luckily - in this house - naptime is a thrice daily requirement! I just take my naps with a baby in tow, which is fine by me.
I'm hoping that this recovery doesn't keep me from returning to Ukraine right on schedule, but I certainly won't return until I'm well enough to do so - life and work in Ukraine really takes it all out of you, and at this point I don't have a lot to give! But, I trust that I will heal quickly and be back in no time.
Next week I head to Florida for a few days of vacation with my grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin - and then back to PA for some visiting and then off to Mission U!
Life is wonderful, and although I miss my friends tremendously - it is nice to function in my own language and eat at buffets and get average American fat!