Monday, June 08, 2009

Jet Lagged

I haven't blogged much in the past few weeks for a couple of reasons. Roxi and I made a trip back to Lafayette for the last two weeks in May to attend her PhD commencement ceremony and to attend the wedding of some of our best friends, Charles and Claire. During the two weeks we were in Lafayette, we were busy every day with friends and family but it was great. It was a vacation to a home we had only left four months ago. With the help of our parents, we hosted a spectacularly well attended graduation party for Roxi over Memorial Day weekend. Over those two weeks, I saw more of my friends and family than I have seen over the previous two and a half years of living in Louisiana.

We arrived back in the Netherlands last Tuesday and were both hit hard by a jet lag that I have never experienced before. I've only made three previous trans-Atlantic flights before but have never had trouble adjusting to the time change. Likewise, on my previous trips back to the States, I had no trouble readjusting either. This time though, both Roxi and I were knocked out by the flight. It has taken us the entire week since to readjust to a regular schedule. I'm sure it has not been helped by the ever lengthening days here in the Netherlands (at this point there are only about six hours of darkness each night). It's very discombobulating to see sunlight at 10:00 pm! Anyway, I plan to post more regularly now that I have some semblance of a normal sleep/wake cycle and as we experience more of what the Netherlands has to offer.


Katie Lady said...

Jet lag is a bitch. I don't blame you in the least!

A Touch of Dutch said...

Welcome back & take your time :-) But I look forward to the posts, of course. And, again, congrats to your wife! Getting her PhD is hard work & such an awesome accomplishment!