After a long series of flights, I'm back in the states. Two of my three bags made it back. The third one... well, no one at the airport seemed to know where it was. When they found out that the bag originated in China, they exchanged knowing glances with each other, as if to say 'Oh, THAT explains it.'
Regardless, I'm home. Feeling a little tired and a little ill, but mostly glad to be back.