slowin’ it down

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While I enjoyed traveling with my little family over the Christmas holiday, I must admit that it’s always nice to come back home.  So much time and forethought goes into preparation for travel. You know: the laundry, clothes for several different weather options & possible occasions, shopping, wrapping, snacks, holding the mail, packing of any medications, gassing up the car, loading the car…get the point?

Once the destination is reached, there’s the whole unpacking extravaganza. This is typically when you remember what you forgot to bring along, y’know, “just in case”. Then, comes the time change issue, if there is one, in which your body clock has to adapt. And, then there’s the lack of control you have when you are someone’s guest in their home, especially if you don’t have a vehicle. The food choices, times for meals, and sleep schedules are all a little outta whack.

If I had to choose a couple of items about my ‘home sweet home’ that I dearly miss while away, it’d have to be my comfy bed and our full-pressure shower with never-ending hot water. I suppose you’re seeing how self-focused I am….Ugh!

Why, as we speak, I’m kicked back, enjoying a little “P&Q”/ relaxation time as I enjoy the lights of our Christmas tree. The holidays are a great time to be with family and of course, making all sorts of memories along the way, but it can also be hectic and exhausting, too. So, I’ll be catching up on missed sleep from late night visits, getting back into our normal routine, and eating a regular diet minus all the holiday treats!

Gosh, it’s good to be home!

 

“Wherever you wander, wherever you roam, be happy and healthy and glad to come home.”

 

 

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