Just rolled in last night from nine days of R and R. Peace and quiet. Sun and sand. Tours and tropics. Food and beverages. Love and laughter. Just got back from an amazing trip to Hawai’i. That place is unreal.
I actually slept right through the transition from 2013 to 2014. It was a busy day on our trip, and the three of us were in bed by midnight central time. That’s okay, I can have champagne any time I want.
Right now I’m dealing with a teenager who is having trouble coping with the time difference (tomorrow his dad gets to wake him for school, glad I won’t be there for that), a bunch of laundry, and the harsh realization that tomorrow the party’s over. It’s back to work and school and routine. As always, there’s too much to be done, but now I have a more relaxed outlook. We’ll see how long that lasts.
Most of the trip was spent on a cruise. I loved it. It did make me think about certain things, like how to live in a small space. My home is a mansion compared to the stateroom that I shared with my mother and son for the past week, but we were quite comfortable and had what we needed for the situation.
I have so many other thoughts swirling through my head, but I can’t write much more now. I have to go drag the boy out of his nice warm bed so he can get ready to go to his dad’s. Then real life begins, with some meal planning, shopping for decent food (there is currently canned cheese in my house, this isn’t good, my sweetheart needs nutritious food too), and last minute school work.
I hope your 2014 has begun well with reasonable expectations, a positive attitude, and hope for a bright future.
January 5, 2014 at 10:24 am
Welcome back and all he best for the new year.
January 5, 2014 at 10:43 am
Thanks, and to you as well.
January 5, 2014 at 10:27 am
Happy 2014 and…..canned cheese? Is that even a thing? Lol
January 5, 2014 at 10:44 am
It’s the kind that squirts out the top, like whipped cream. I’m not a big fan. Happy New Year to you too.
January 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Wish you a gentle start into everyday life and a good New Year. Must have been a lovely trip, hope you will tell us more.
January 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Thank you so much. Oh, there will be more, I’m sure! 🙂
January 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm
BB, I’m so glad you’re back! And congrats on kicking off the new year with family, new insights (about space) and a positive outlook. Looking forward to hearing your new observations for 2014. Welcome back! – Theresa
January 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm
Thanks so much, it’s great to be home with a fresh perspective. Now to start putting away Christmas and gaining more space!
January 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm
Welcome back and glad you enjoyed your well deserved vaca. Best wishes for a super fab 2014 and may this year be even more than you want it to be 😉
January 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm
You are too sweet, Gale. Best for 2014 to you as well. 🙂
January 5, 2014 at 6:24 pm
Squirt cheese and chicken-in-a-biscuit crackers… My kinda party. Happy new year and hooray for your cruise. It sounds lively (except for the 3 to a room thing). Much love and cheer!
January 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm
Thank you my dear, back atcha.
January 6, 2014 at 5:49 am
Welcome back to reality! It sounds just a wonderful vacation, even if its hard getting back into the swing of things. Cant wait to read all about it. Have a good day at school!
January 6, 2014 at 6:36 am
Thanks, Jean. I’m off to face a new schedule, a new student, new groups for math and reading, and report cards. Should be a piece of cake. Oh, and we’re starting the study of fractions and magnets today. Gulp. 🙂