the return

Yes, I am back in the US of A.  And, it’s completely strange, but not altogether horrible.  I don’t think it’s quite hit me though that I’ll not be returning to Russia; that’ll come later, I suspect.  Right now, I’m visiting some dear friends, so the excitement is a distraction from my having to contemplate such things.  When I get back to home home I’ll probably feel more of the culture shock that people mention after having traveled/lived abroad for an extended period of time.  It will be interesting, for sure.