On my way to and from China, I flew through Denver. Since my family and friends are in Denver, I decided to stay there for a week at the end of my China trip. I thought it would be a good way to get over the jetlag and transition to life back in the states before heading to the hectic school/gymnastics/playgroup/playdates/ Chinese classes/Christmas season at home.
No jet lag for the first few days, I am happy to report. We were so tired that we slept through the nights. About day three both Molly and I started waking up in the middle of the night and were not able to fall back asleep. Molly got a Benadryl, which put her back down. I had Ambien. When I took the Ambien, I woke up groggy and felt awful all day, so for the rest of the trip, I just got up in the middle of the night and did stuff. When you go to bed at 9 pm and wake up at 12:30 am you have a lot of time to get stuff done.
Most of the time I spent moving the posts my China trip from my China approved website back onto my blog (which is not allowed in China).
I was never really tired through my late night bloggings and never really tired during the day. Just woke up at O-Dark-thirty and couldn't fall back to sleep. Honestly, I was expecting much worse.
In Colorado, we:
The trip was short and busy, but a great way to recover from international travel. We loved seeing everyone right before the holidays. A rare treat for us Midwestern dwellers!