- The kids successfully navigated their first week at an international school! Check!
- I have navigated our neighborhood and beyond, even the subway system! Check!
- Mandarin lessons signed up and started! Three lessons in a week! Check! (And how cool is it that my teacher's name, Wu Xia, is translated into ROSY CLOUDS. For those of my writer-buddies who know the novel that I'm currently working on...is this not an amazing sign? Coincidence?! Fate?!)
So the last thing I needed to do to cap our first "real" week was my visit to the Quarantine Bureau where I was inspected like a dog. For fleas.
The morning, however, started a bit inauspiciously. Read: Justina was not a happy camper. It wasn't because I had to get myself tested to prove that I wasn't carrying any strange infectious diseases into the country. It wasn't because the Bureau is over an hour away from me. It wasn't even because it meant giving up my morning of writing.