In a nutshell:
-spent Thanksgiving in the desert with my oldest sister and her family (including my nephew)
-decided to make a big decision by leaving my job (in January) to spend time with my other sister and her new baby in JAMAICA!
- said niece was born on 12/20
- went to DC with my parents for Christmas to see my sister, niece, and bro-in-law
- extended work end date to end of January
- in early to mid-February, I shuttled time between Oceanside, the desert and LA to spend time with family
- left for Jamaica for a two-month stay on 2/22!
I just completed my full second day in Jamaica, and will report more shortly.