Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Home Again And Back To Normal
I'm back home and at work after a week at Disney World - now I can finally rest! Having fun is a lot of work, and I walked more (and stood more) than I have in years-- standing and walking doesn't sound like much but was surprisingly exhausting. But nothing is more fun than seeing Disney through the eyes of children, and after a lifetime of phobia about carnival-type rides, I grinned my way through whatever the kids wanted to do, telling myself that if a 5- or 7-year old could do it, so could I. We looked for hidden Mickeys, with limited success, and ate way too much (desserts are practically required on the meal plan). We saw gorgeous scenery, and I treasured the time together. But I still felt cheated to have gained a pound and a half after enough walking to make my feet look like hamburger.
Coming home offered a few unexpected perks. A little tree that I thought was a "weed tree" and tried hard to kill last year was in bloom -- in BLOOM! I never saw it flower last year and I don't know what it is, but anything with flowers is welcome to stay in my yard.
And I got a phone call about a $10 raffle ticket I bought to support a group that works with our hospital -- I won $300! I think I had walked through the door to pick up the check before the man from the agency was able to hang up the phone! It's not a life changing amount, obviously -- but it's just about what I need to pay off my fly fishing lessons, or to pay for half a share of produce from our local organic CSA (community supported agriculture) farm. Either way, it's one less expense to feel guilty or stressed about! In case you don't know, winning money is NICE!
Coming back to work after a break is always interesting. I did not think about work while I was gone, I didn't miss it, and I am not eager to get back into the swing of things. If it were up to me, I'd go on another trip. I'm not sure what that means, but the word "lazy" comes to mind . . .
Tomorrow is the drawing for my 5-year anniversary blog prize. A comment earns you an entry. I'm up against the deadline, so I need to start building my prize, better late than never!