Our schedule changed slightly. Now we're leaving on Sept 16.
Today is Sept 6. 10 days!!! Eeeeep!
I was so busy entertaining family, attending the wedding (which was really nice, BTW), and working on my To-Do List that I completely forgot to count the days till we leave.
And now I'm seriously sick to my stomach and I don't know if it's nerves or a flu bug or what. I barely ate two bites of anything last night at the reception, except the clam chowder, which was Cape Cod delicious.
There are many reasons why living on the Cape full-time is wonderful. The ghost-town winters are one of them. The chowder is definitely another. The environmental conservation opportunities and the huge wealth of ecological information to pass on to my son is a third. When each phase of global warming occurs, we'll see it here first. The rest of the country can sit in their air-conditioned inland houses and wonder what the fuss is about. I will definitely need to convey to my son that the Cape is special, and by living on the Cape, our family can also be special.
But I digress.
So. In ten days we head to the airport, and 17 hours later we meet our guide in Beijing. We get a day of rest - Tienanmen Square is only a few blocks from our hotel, so we can walk over and see it in a relaxed fashion anytime we like.
Then, hopefully after adjusting a little bit to the jet lag, we get a 1 1/2 day organized tour, just the two of us, and then it's off to Wuxi, where our child awaits.
I still have some pretty important things left to do before we go...