I have substantive stuff churning around in my brain, but neither the time nor energy to organize into something coherent and put it out here, so it will have to wait.
Got out of isolation this afternoon, and was promptly hugged by all 3 kids at the same time. That was nice. Last time they looked up from whatever it was they were doing (I believe it was some particularly fascinating computer game), said "Hi, Mom," and then turned right back to whatever screen was eating their attention. Nothing like being ignored after having been forcibly separated for 72 hours.
So this time was nice, it seemed they really were happy to have me back... except that within 15 minutes they were regretting it because I was making them clean up their toys and their language. Not that they swear (although DS1 has, once or twice), but they have this fixation with bodily functions that got old about 3 years ago. I figure when DS2 hits 6 we may actually leave the phase forever, but we're still stuck in it for now.
DH headed in to the office to make up some hours, and I took the kids to Elephant Bar for dinner. I had all sorts of things that were not allowed on low-iodine, like calamari, and I polished of DS2's little sundae for dessert. I wish my tongue felt less fuzzy, I probably would've enjoyed it more.
Less than three weeks now until we leave. It's going to be interesting, trying to keep the kids busy with so much unstructured time! I'm a little tired but otherwise OK, and I'm hoping that I don't suddenly crash, post-RAI. There's no reason I should, so I just won't. (heh)