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.
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!
Beckett and I took an aerial tram ride while waiting while our coworker had a meeting. Another gorgeous day!
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a very very long day (I mean two, technically, but when you’ve only slept for one hour of the last 33, it counts as one day right?) but we went out for a walk and ended up renting these Uber scooters and riding them around this empty plaza and IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
Flew to Lisbon, and met up with my teammates Beckett and Erica in Newark, where we had a five hour layover. I had jackets made for our team, since we have a new name (HappEx, which is short for Happiness Experience.) (Happiness is our support team.) I am very tired.
All packed up for my work trip to Lisbon tomorrow. I know, you don’t have to tell me, my job is the worst. Oh yeah, and I’ll be there for my birthday. So rough, I tell ya!
Look! It’s our house! Sorta. Oliver is building a model of it for a school project. Not bad, eh? Windows and doors and other details will be added tomorrow.
We made a quick trip to Baton Rouge, just for the day, so the monthly picture was taken in front of Grandee’s garage door. Could they be any more handsome? Possibly I am biased, but I think not.
In a few days, I’ll have to take down my paper Christmas village until next year. Maybe next year I’ll get a snowman that’s more to scale. Or maybe this village is being terrorized by a twenty foot tall snow monster. Who knows?