The words don’t come easily these days. The whirlwind of a cross continent move has a way of pushing nearly everything else out of your brain except for the immediate need right in front of you. Find a toothbrush! Where are my pants? Anyone know where to buy milk?
The last 2 weeks can be summed up as a pattern of sleeping, eating, shopping, and introducing. We battled jet lag for a week and finally seem to be getting into some routine at home.
Our villa is gorgeous. We haven’t had so much space in a long while and I appreciate being able to tell the kids to head upstairs when they are being too loud. Once our shipment arrives everything will stop echoing and it will finally feel like home. The grounds on the compound are a dream. There’s a pool, game room, restaurant, and gym all within a two minute walk. Despite the heat we are enjoying every bit of it.
Qatar is hot and humid. And humid and hot. And really super hot. For me it seems impossible to drink enough water to avoid a late afternoon headache. But, if you can manage to get to the pool and sit in the chilled water it isn’t too bad.
School started this week for Noah and Sophie. Stella starts on Sunday. The kids are happy and enjoying their new environments.
They’re already begging for a dog.
Moving countries, jobs, schools, and homes is never easy. When you put them all together it’s near impossible to have a smooth transition, but overall we’re doing it. Looking forward to the weekend and our first real week of school beginning on Sunday.
A few pics from day to day life here: