Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer Vacation!

Part of being an expat is getting your trip home once a year. Most of the wives/children use that one trip to come home during summer vacation, or to visit family.  We are lucky to still have a home, so we're at home.

I've been enjoying rainy Ohio, but clear air since the beginning of June and will be here until the beginning of August. It is so nice to get a break from expat life and Beijing, but at the same time I feel slightly disconnected.  Almost as if I don't really belong.

It also doesn't help that the husbands, or should I say "working spouse" doesn't have 5-8 weeks of vacation, so they have to stay in Beijing. I'm here in Ohio, playing single married mom again. It could be worse, but it is hard on kiddo to not have her dad around for most of the summer. We have plenty of friends and family is keep us busy.

Beautiful view from my family room in Ohio.