01/14/2020

Technically this was taken on January 13 (in US time anyway) but it was 3:04am in Lisbon. This is one last view of our street when the Uber came to get us for a 5:20 am flight. It was so quiet. (Because smart people are sleeping at that time.)

At this point I still had 24 hours until my last flight landed in New Orleans, and I had slept about 90 minutes. So that was a fun day.

01/13/2020

It’s impossible to pick a picture for today, we saw so many beautiful things. Don’t worry, the recap blog post will have them alllllll.

I ended up choosing this one from Pena Palace in Sintra, where we spent the day. But wait til you see the ones from the westernmost spot in Europe!

01/11/2020

We walked around today in between working, and it was a gorgeous day. So I’ll share all of those pics when I get home in a big ol’ post but for now, my best purchase of the day (and I bought dreamy fabric so you know this is a big deal) is a copy of Notes from a Small Island in Portuguese. Look, I know I can’t read Portuguese, but that’s neither here nor there.*

* if you’re a Bill Bryson fan, you’ll get the joke.

01/10/2020

I went to a Benfica game with two of my teammates last night. It was fun but nerve wracking. They are the top ranked team and they played the bottom ranked team and were losing for much of the game. Pulled it off and won 2-1, thank goodness.

In related news, I think the boys are mad at me for going to a game. But I did get them souvenirs, at least.

Enjoy the giant head in front of me, btw.

01/09/2020

Today I am 45 years old. I like sewing and pizza and sweet tarts. My best friend is Kristina.

It was a good birthday. We worked a lot but also went grocery shopping which is my favorite thing to do in foreign countries. We also ate yummy food. They sang Happy Birthday to me in Portuguese at dinner. It was nice.