I don't know if you could say that we've carved out a "normal" for ourselves yet, six weeks into living in Crete, but things are definitely feeling a little more stable. The chore chart's back in action for the first time since June. We have our weekday activity schedule - gymnastics Tuesdays and Thursdays, tennis Wednesdays and Fridays. And we've started doing stuff recreationally on weekends - "participating" (quotes necessary) in an evening Chania 5K race with two other families; attending an American Halloween party; taking bike rides through the trails behind our house... plus in the driveway all the time. Turns out a steep, paved driveway's a total perk. I visited a Cretan ear doctor last week and really liked her - found her well-informed, knowledgable, attentive. A reassuring first step since I need to either get a tube inserted in my crazy misbehaving ear, or go to Athens to get my hearing aid adjusted (my manufacturer has no service providers on Crete), or both. I see her again this week.
Something that occupies a lot of our time now - my husband's and mine - is Greek. It's kind of addicting.Read More