What do you do when you get laid off? Travel!
With a severance package generous enough to keep us afloat for about five months, Gabi and I will be heading to Brasil in a few weeks for a month long visit.
Honestly, I think it's insane. I should be here looking for a job, especially with the thousands of layoffs that were publicly announced in the last few days. I'm going to have major competition! But what is life without a little insanity?
This is such a great opportunity to take Gabi down and immerse her in Portuguese. I could use a bit of language improvement myself, considering I can't even remember how to ask about the weather. Which really isn't that important because down there the answer is always HOT. But still, I should know how to ask.
And Gilberto's parents are beside themselves with excitement at being able to see Gabi. I'm so happy to be able to do this for them.
That said, I'm also nervous as hell about being there alone, without Gilberto. He's my rock when things get tough with his mom. She's a wonderful woman (and AMAZING cook), but we have very different ideas about how to raise a child. And in Brasil, it's the grandmother's opinion that has more weight. Because I don't always acquiesce, we aren't always on the best terms.
No matter what happens, I'll be blogging about it. I told Gilberto it was a deal breaker if I didn't have Internet access! His parents had their Internet service shut off as soon as they had an empty nest, but will be turning it back on just for me. Hallelujah!
First thing on my Travel To Do List- try to find some summer dresses for Gabi! Anyone have any ideas?