Less than a week after my return from Lyon I will be on my way to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil - unfortunately my departure coincides with MoBob's birthday. I knew in the back of my head that I needed a visa ($130!!!) but in the craziness before my departure I thought, oh, I'll just get it when I'm back in the US. Well. Another look at the Brazilian Embassy's website told me that I have four business days. So first thing Monday morning on the 17th I'll be at the consular office, with the hope that my visa will be ready by Friday as I leave *gulp* Saturday the 22nd. I even thought of trying to get it here but alas, not the case, as I don't have a French residency card.
We'll be staying at the Hotel Sol Victória Marina which seems pretty swish. I'm nervous about trying to function in an unknown foreign language and the two flight changes (Atlanta and Rio) with checked baggage. (Because of course I have to bring my portable mosquito net.) It's one of those things that if I complain about my plight absolutely no one whomsever is sympathetic.
I talked to M as he's taking the GMAT today and then I had a conference call with the offices in the US, France, and Rwanda - I really felt homesick after hearing those familiar voices.