We're home :-)
It will take a while for my heart and mind to catch up with the emotions of it all.
In the mean time, I am struck by simple things we consider normal here that are not a part of our days in Europe or the States.
Here's my short list of things I do regularly that maybe you don't do...
1. Filter the water twice. First round to remove fluoride (highest levels in the world here and will leach calcium from my bones) and second round to remove bacteria.
2. Wash my fruits and veg with slightly bleachy water to kill germs before I put the produce away.
3. Wash hands even before breakfast.
4. Raise a lot of our meat in the form of very cute bunnies. (My apologies to any vegetarian or vegan friends.)
5. Buy fresh/raw milk from a friend and boil it on the stove before letting it cool and putting it in fridge.
6. Consider whether or not I am free to wear trousers depending on what people group I'm going to be with.
7. Bake bread 2 or 3 times a week.
8. Crack each egg I'm going to use into a cup before adding to the bowl of ingredients just in case it's a bad egg. I once had 6 out of 12 eggs hold partially formed dead chicks. Not so fun...
9. Fall asleep on weekends hearing loud outdoor church crusades happening. Wake up early to the Mosque call.
10. Make a thermos of chai for our watchman last thing every night before I go to bed.