We are all sick and down enough that packing involved throwing everything i thought we'd need into a few suitcases. Zoya was sick enough that to the last half hour before our 2 am flight... we did not know if we'd decide to get on board. She has a racking cough that has left her exhausted and very low on energy. She is now beginning to recoup.... we hope and think so. We start planning our week tomorrow after confirming that another trip to the Doc is not required.
Excited to have started the trip but worried that we are all in varying stages of illness. We are currently with Ravi's cousin, Priya, and her husband, Rishi, in their lovely little apartment in Headington, Oxford. Love seeing fall colors after so long. Raghu went and got a real mozzarella sandwich right away. Priya had read my blog this week and went and got feta, tomatoes etc in case Raghu was still in the mood. And Rishi brought cinnamon toast crunch, Raghu's fave cereal, and oranges and strawberries for Zoya. We have settled in and created a center piece with our giant collection of supplements and medicines on their coffee table. Just had a lovely dinner... a fab chicken dish created by Rishi. We are full of good food, enjoyed warm baths, time and stress-free space to relax, and are trying to get our energy back up.
Going to bed now and cuddling up with kids. Focusing on health and joy for tomorrow.