Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Back into the swing

For me, as, I dare say, for most people, the worst part about a vacation is coming home.

It's not just the obvious, I-was-laying-on-a-sunny-beach-and-now-I'm-back-in-the-gray-coldness, although that certainly is a factor. There is also the fact that I have to get back to all of the normal things. It's not the cooking and straightening that are an issue; I did a fair amount of both on vacation. Same with laundry.

It's the dentist appointments.
And answering the phone.
And doing my volunteer stuff.
And getting back on top of what's going on in the world.
And worrying about whether my kids are learning anything.
And paying the bills.
And on and on.
You know. All of the STUFF.

And the stuff isn't bad in itself. Most of the time I even enjoy the majority of it. But after a week of tuning it all out, it is jarring to turn it all back on.

I'll be back to my normal, unrelaxed self in a couple of days. And in another four years or so I'll get another vacation.


Beautiful Mommy Princess said...

Hi Jane,

First time visitor here. I also homeschool and I have to say the line "And worrying about whether my kids are learning anything" rang true for me too. All the stuff gets me at times too. I guess I just wanted to say: Thanks for sharing - it made me feel a little less alone while doing the homeschool trot.

The Parson's Wife said...

Really? are you looking for sympathy? LOL I saw those pictures... while our snow continues to fall...

No, really, I am happy your back to blogland and real life. Welcome home!

Elephantschild said...

I have the same problem coming home after visiting family during the Christmas season.

The Parson's Wife said...

of course you know, my posts are playful sarcasm... right?! LOL heeheehee

Jane said...

Shawn, as I was writing it I was thinking about what a pathetic whiner I am. :)

EC, I used to feel this after we came home to visit family and then would have to go back to the hated Chicagoland.

Debbie H. said...

Well Jane I hate to add to your list, but I hope you got my email about interviewing you.