Friday, 13 February 2009

Madrid....Here we come....

Jeff's parents are flying into Madrid, arriving Monday morning. Since Madrid is a 4 to 6 hour drive from where we are, we took the opportunity to claim a little vacation time and "sight see" around Madrid with them.

But right now I am laying in bed with either a chest cold or the flu. I have every heater on possible, but then I get hot so I turn it off. Then I get cold, so on they go again...it's been a whole day of that.

Bram celebrated Carnaval at school, and we were able to visit and see the costumes and the dancing. The "external relations" director approached me to apologize profusely for Bram's head bump on Monday (he fell on his way out to the school bus and has one major scratch/goose egg.). To which my answer was "He's 3 and a boy. He'll do far worse in the future, I'm afraid."

We also met another North American (from Canada) and got invited to tea by some parents from Bram's class....not to mention the various strange looks due to our "uniformed" presence. One child asked if we were pilots, I overheard one parent speculating that we were foreign military, and I'm sure the majority of the British parents were saying "I didn't know The Salvation Army was in Spain?" At this point we are more than use to it...

...um...I was going to post pictures of Bram's adorable clown costume...but the camera is not available...you'll have to imagine it.

3 comments:

My ADHD Me said...

First of all, sorry you aren't feeling well. It seems like EVERYONE in our area is or has been sick and it has been a bad one. (ok, everyone except Chatty kelly, due to her germ phobia, I must admit she stays healthier than most).

Second- Congrats to your response to the gentleman that apologized about Bram hitting his head. You are so right...unfortunately, there are many out there that would be calling the superintendent of school, CPS, and even the police. *sigh*.

Have a terrific day. I'm glad to see you wear your uniforms with pride....Because you should!!!!

Sue J. said...

I have never been a fan of the fever-chills-fever-chills thing.....ugh! Feel better over that--not always easy....

Sounds like you'll be having plenty of excitement with your company. Find your camera when your head feels better!

Chatty Kelly said...

Get well soon & enjoy your visit! So glad to hear from you. I love keeping up on your life from far away. :-)