So our lives are getting busier. Alan is having a playgroup date every week now, although his brother had to stand in for him on the first date because Alan still has this green stuff coming out of his nose and I didn't want to introduce myself with a highly contagious mite. Playgroup is on Wednesdays and/or Fridays at the American School in Piperi. (And that is worth a post in its own right! It's a BIG school and truly a bit of the US brought to Romania. The art work, the design of the school, it all rings true of just another suburban school in, let's say, DC. Speaking of art work -- I really liked the one where the children had drawn monsters and described them with the help of an itemized list: "My name is ...", "I'm a ... monster", "I like to eat...", etc. One monsters description was "My name is Dad. I'm a scary monster. I like to eat pencils." Well.) I found a gym of sorts nearby Piata Victoriei where I'm going to join Yoga classes and possibly, if I can physically endure it, Tae-Bo classes as well. It's been four months since David's birth and I better start getting (back) into shape again! :-) We've made some friends and our social life is actually happening, sometimes. That all makes us feel more settled and at home and that is not a bad feeling at all. Oh, and we've started the Christmas decorations. I know, it's early. But Alan simply loves it and how could you resist that?