Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I need a vacation from my vacation

Ok, so I got home from Texas last evening. To my utter delighted surprise, the house was in great shape. Remember, it was left in the hands of my husband and 3 boys! The kitchen was clean, the dining room table (the most easily cluttered location in the whole house) was spotless. My laundry basket was nearly empty and there was food in the fridge. My family all pitched in when we walked in the door to help Glynis get readjusted and fed. My husband made me a great sandwich and even offered to give me time to take a soak in the tub. I guess they missed me!! Big Smile!!

It is now 11:30 a.m. and I'm finally able to get showered and dressed. Been hard to get moving this morning. In Texas we had Spring-like weather, but when I woke up this morning I was greeted with a very Winter-like 28 degrees. Even with the heat cranked up, I just can't get warm. At least the sun is shining.

The other difference I noticed right away was that my husband had replaced most of the light bulbs in the house. When I left, there wasn't a room in the house without at least one burnt out bulb. It really felt like a dungeon and we had not had time to get to the Light Bulb store. We now have 30% more energy efficient lighting and every room is brighter.

I'm so grateful that there was nothing on my to do list for today. No where to go, no appointments, soccer practice etc. I plan on relaxing, playing with Glynis, and enjoying my family when they all get home.

I have to mention how wonderfully we ate while we were away. We only ate out 2 times, but my sister-in-law cooked beautiful, yet easy, meals the rest of the time. I didn't have to lift a finger. We ate pasta, grilled shrimp and scallops, grilled chicken. Salads, blueberries, bananas, croissants, sandwiches. Unlike my house, they really don't keep junk food around. I was forced to eat healthy and what a delight it was. My big post-vacation resolution is to simplify my kitchen pantry. I think I'll start tomorrow. Today I'm on vacation from my vacation!!
Here's Glynis on the steps in my brother's home. This was her favorite activity on our trip.


Ali said...

Look at that hair!

He And Me + 3 said...

She is so cute. Sounds like some good food that you ate. Yum! Glad the house was in order when you got back...that is awesome!