Sunday, January 5, 2014

home sweet home.

One of the best parts of vacation is the chance to take a step back from the "real world", but I always find it just as refreshing to return to normal life. After a whirlwind three weeks of travel, we're settling in at home slowly but sweetly. Sleeping in late (read: wonky sleep schedules), filling the fridge again, and teaching Si the glories of snowman building are about all that's on the agenda for the next few days. There's nothing much better than floating off to sleep in your own bed after a bit of time away.

Mostly, I'm just thankful to be done with airplanes for awhile. We didn't make too many friends on our travel days to and from Oahu. At about the 3/4 mark on our flight from San Diego to Oahu, the flight attendant appeared at our aisle and apologetically offered the guy sitting next to us a free mai-tai. I guess she assumed alcohol was the only thing that would help him cope with Silas' fussing and squirming. She must not have heard me ask, "Where's mine, woman?!" above the sound of Silas' wails. We all could have benefitted from a swig or two (or six) at that point. 

So now begins the vacation-after-the-vacation. Thankfully, Chris still has a few days left before he jumps back in to work. I had the foresight to leave the house in manageable condition before we hustled out the door a few weeks ago, so there are just a few leftover Christmas decorations to pack away, and a load or two of laundry to throw in. 

The shop will be up and running again next week and I'll be sure to share a few sunny Hawaii pictures here in a few days. Until then, you'll find me in my comfiest mismatched layers, underneath which lies a glorious vacation tan that no one will see.


  1. love that post vacation hangover. we just had that similar thing after trying to get home from my parents for 3 days due to storms. ahh...but you're so right there's nothing like sleeping in late in your own bed.


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