#SOLC18 11/31: The Return Home

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The saying “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation” always seems to feel the most true for the first few hours after arriving home. Because we traveled overnight on the train coming home from Portland last night, we were walking into the house by 9:30 this morning.

And I haven’t stopped moving until now (it’s approaching 4:00).

  • Unpacking galore – our trip to IKEA & Trader Joe’s filled up the extra suitcase I picked up at the Goodwill. But now where to put everything?
  • Laundry – LAUNDRY? We were only gone 4 days..how did that result in so many loads of laundry?
  • Rearranging bathroom cupboards. Again, IKEA trip brought home new storage bins, so what better time than now to put them to good use?
  • Strip beds & wash all train blankets. Can’t have any of that train dirtiness lingering about, and nothing better than a fresh bed to slip into tonight.
  • Framing those pictures – we have a high school senior this year, and don’t you think it’s about time I get her pictures from last fall into frames and displayed in the house?

Finally, I sit. The girls made a trip to Target, so they will stop for a few groceries & I can write my slice. Early to bed for us – the time change from PST back to MST plus daylight savings knocked us back 2 full hours that are going to hit us like a ton of bricks when the alarm goes off in the morning.

Traveling is wonderful, but the return home can be exhausting. What do you find most challenging about returning from a trip?

10 thoughts on “#SOLC18 11/31: The Return Home

  1. The dread of returning to my daily routine is often the hardest hurdle to jump after a wonderful vacation. If I dive right in as soon as I return home, it seems to lesson the burden. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed time with your family, and the memories of the trip make tomorrow’s TO DO list more bearable.

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    • Indeed! I am purposely staying away from school. If I go there I will get completely sucked in, and I’m too tired for that today! Just getting a pot of soup made for dinner will be a big enough endeavor for me at this point!


  2. carwilc says:

    Phew! Just reading about how much you have accomplished today makes me tired! I can’t even imagine trying to recover from a vacation and adjust to daylight savings time on the same day.

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  3. Alice Nine says:

    Your slice is the third one in a row about returning from vacation . . . Whew! I’m about to cancel mine and just stay home. (Not really.) I think “losing” 2 hours is just totally unfair!

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  4. Michelle @litlearningzone says:

    You had a busy day for your recovery day! But all those happy memories will keep you motivated tomorrow. Early to bed for a couple days … that should help!

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