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?