Recent weeks have unfolded in not-uncommon ways, but just yesterday, it dawned on me how fairly NOT common our not-uncommon days are. Well, at least compared to the way of our lives only a few years ago.
In the last four weeks, we have hosted numerous business guests for dinner. Sergey and Myrina from the Ukraine, Andreas and Monika from Hamburg, along with their two daughters. Although the husbands in each of these scenarios spoke reasonably understandable English, the wives and children had to make do with hand gestures and facial expressions.
I'm becoming pretty fluent in these. You wouldn't believe what the Ukrainian hand gesture for "what do you do in your leisure time" looks like.
We also had the chance to catch up with Jerde senior designer David Rogers over a nice leisurely homemade dinner and bottle of wine. He was on his way to Stockholm having come from England the day before.
In the midst of these social-business gatherings, Dave has managed to make his way to five different countries...from the U.S. to Romania to Belgium to France, with Sweden and England thrown in there.
Last but not least (and this one just put me over the top), Dave is in London today to meet a client who has been communicating with Dave's colleague in Hong Kong. So check this out...American-born Dave, living in Amsterdam, is going to London to meet with Israeli clients who are interested in a project to be built in India.
I mean...are ya kidding me?!??!?!
Wishing I would've paid more attention in Geography lessons all those years, I do my best to at least know which country my husband is in at all times.
I don't know how you do it sometimes, Dave. You're the best R-Moe that is.