Time to tell you all a little about my weekend - which was intense to say the least!
Starting on Friday, I had my alarm set at 4.30 a.m. and it was not easy to get up, let me tell you! I did manage it, and I was at Uni at 8.15 for the introduction of Hebrew ... It certainly felt strange, but very, very interesting! It's not only a new language, it's new letters, a new way of looking at language, at forming words ... for instance, the Hebrew alphabet consists of 22 consonants, that's it! The vowels were all added later on, and are merely dots and lines puts under or above the letter in itself! It's really amazing, and I enjoyed the first lecture a lot!
We finished a bit early, but due to delayed trains and buses, I didn't get home much earlier anway. Poor Zorro was in quite a state, because he felt something was going to happen! I hardly had time for anything, but force him into his transport carriage and head off again! I managed to get a little lost on the way to the Animal Hotel, I had never been there before, and the directions I had weren't the best! Finally, I managed to locate it, and I could leave Zorro there ... which wasn't easy ...
I started my long trip north at almost exactly 11.40 which still felt pretty okay! The drive went well, it wasn't that much traffic, until the last hour or so, and I arrive at my Dad's place at about 5.45 p.m. It was wonderful to see my little sister, and of course the newborn baby!! I'm quickly realizing that it will be very confusing now that I have two little sisters, and I feel rather strongly about giving out names online, so I think I'll start using the initial letter instead. The little baby has not yet recieved her name, so I guess I'll just have to call her "the baby" (even though I think it sounds horrible), but my other sister's first name starts with "M", so I guess that's who she'll be from now on! :)
Anyway ... my Dad and his girlfriend try really hard not to make M feel left out with the new baby, and I know she's quite sensitive, so when I arrived I was careful to direct all my attention to M! She will have to learn later on of course, that she and her sister deserves the same amount of attention, but since she's had a little sister for only a week, it's not so easy for a 2½ year-old to understand and grasp that! It was wonderful to see M again, she and I have a wonderful relationship and I'm really happy about that! Apparently she had stood in the window, waiting for me, for at least half an hour, despite the fact that her parents had told her I could not arrive yet ... *cutie*
I spent most of the night with her - but when she'd gone to bed I could start to get to know my youngest sister! She's just about as cute as can be, with rather a lot of almost black hair! Of cousre, it's only baby hair, which she will loose soon, but it still looks gorgeous!!
Saturday morning was spent with M, and a little while before lunch, my Mum picked me up! I spent some hours with her, we had a lovely dinner, celebrated my birthday (which really was on Sunday) and talked a lot! We had a wonderful time, but after a while it was time to go back to my Dad and his family! We had a celebration dinner there, and I played a lot with M. That night I really got to spend some quality time with the little baby and that was absolutely fantastic! My Dad's girlfriend was putting M to bed, but the little one woke up and we suspected she wanted some food ... I managed to keep her awake, but not screaming for food, for almost half an hour, and that was wonderful, she was in my lap, or I was carrying her, and she was awake the entire time, she looked at me almost all the time. It's fantastic to have a child that young really looking at you, because they are really studying you, they take in just about everything they see, and it's quite an amazing experience!
On Sunday it was time for my trip back ... I started at 10 a.m. but wasn't home until after 6 p.m. so it was a quite tiresome trip. The woman who runs the Animal Hotel came by with Zorro rather early, but I got quite a shock ... She's usually been great with him, but the first thing he did when he got home was to start drinking ... and he kept drinking for almost 15 mintues non-stop!!!! What the Hell was all that about?!?! The woman also mention that he had urinated in his transport box ... I thought it was just an accident that had happened, but when I took out the pillow he has in his box, it was completely soaked with urine!!! He must have more or less urinated in there the entire time he was at the Hotel, which definately tells me that he wasn't feeling well at all!!
I completely broke down at the time, but I guess I'm over it now. Although I hardly think I want to leave him there again, that's for sure!!!! The problem arises what I will do when I need to visit my families ... because I have no one that can take care of Zorro now ... Guess that's something to think about ...
Well, that's the weekend! It was really great, but unfortunately it ended badly, with Zorro ... Now I'm just very happy he's at home with me and that I don't have to leave him anywhere for quite a while!!!!