Thanks so much to all who prayed for my daughter as she traveled down. God was definitely in the details for that trip! No delay leaving Chicago so she easily made the connecting flight in Orlando, and she stepped off one flight in Panama City just in time to catch last call for the next plane to Cordoba. Whew! Her final flight landed on time but we "cooled our heels" for an hour before we saw her coming through the doors. She'd been standing in her first looooooong line in Argentina :-) Having been in the next to last row of the plane, she was near the end of the line to go through customs, too.
Once home, she started unpacking while I made breakfast. Poor kid has been living on cereal and t.v. dinners for weeks so it was a joy yesterday to feed her some of her favorite foods :-) Bacon, scrambled cheesy eggs and croissants for breakfast. Fresh meat-filled ravioli with a homemade sauce and salad that included tomatoes from our garden for lunch. And a late night supper of homemade chicken noodle soup using the leftover ravioli.
She piled all the stuff she brought for us onto the couch -- it was like Christmas...at Christmas! :-) Seriously, I haven't even had time to go through everything yet. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks to my SIL Sharon who shopped for things I needed/wanted -- like fabric and beads for quilting, spices for cooking. To friend Katie for supplying all our Shaklee needs (the Immunity 1, Defend & Resist came just in time -- we both have colds). And to my sister who sent three filled Christmas stockings -- we won't peek before Christmas, promise! Our son sent the doohickey we need to turn a computer monitor into a t.v., and the daughter also brought things we'd ordered online and had sent to her. Yes, she still had room for her own stuff. Good thing she came in summer though! If it had been winter and she'd had to bring heavier clothes, not sure there would have been space for our stuff.
I'm still dragging a little this morning after a solid 6-1/2 hours sleep but that's after going 40+ hours without any before that. Am hoping an afternoon siesta later will not be interrupted by neighborhood kids who enjoy playing ring-the-gate-buzzer-and-run, which is what happened yesterday. Ugh.
Have a few activities planned over the weekend but still allowing time to rest and relax. Then either Monday evening or Tuesday morning we'll head to Sta. Rosa for the remainder of Christmas week. I'll probably just go ahead and take a bloggy break during that time, except for the final Project 365 post. Our internet connection there is so spotty and it's more aggravation than it's worth to try and use most of the time. I doubt I'll be the only one taking a break over the holidays.
I can't begin to put into words how wonderful it is to have our daughter here! [The only thing that could make it better would be to have our son and DIL here too. Hopefully they'll be able to visit next year.] Last night it was so much fun to pile onto the couch and watch a movie together, tired but happy to be together. Looking forward to showing her our town -- and a few other parts of Argentina too -- as well as more snuggly couch time. And lots more of her favorite foods.