Sunday, August 2, 2009

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

Ahh, after a 2 week, 4,000-something miles of driving (well, mostly riding for me) vacation, it is nice to be back in my "old stompin' grounds".

I really and honestly had planned to have some scheduled posts for while we were gone so I wouldn't leave you all hanging wondering what (or where?) on earth happened, but all that flew out the window when the time to leave drew nearer and nearer and my list of "things to do" changed to "absolutely MUST be done, the rest will just have to wait". I'm secretly a procrastinator. I'm sure none of you are like that, so I'm special :P

I hope to blog about our vacation in more detail this week, but it included a Kenny Chesney concert and getting to hear/see half of it from about 10 feet from the stage! I'm not a country music guru by any means, most of what I hear on the radio I don't care for, but at the same time, I occasionally hear songs that I really like - and just don't remember who sung them or their titles, so I don't listen to it much. Kenny Chesney wouldn't be my top pick for a concert, but he was the best option available for the time we were in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the Cheyenne Frontier Days.

We had a great time travelling out, visiting friends and family along the way. It was good to catch up with people we haven't seen in quite a while. The trip back was a straight shot, done it 2 days; 16 hrs. 40 min. the first day and 10 1/2 hrs. the second. I was ready to NOT sit in the car by the time we got home!

The highlight of the vacation for me was that I didn't get sick!! It is not uncommon for me to get a cold on vacation - I pack any and all cold-related meds just because I "always" get sick. I was prepared mentally to spend the last days of the vacation miserable like usual, but I didn't!! I was tickled pink!

Now that we're home, I need to get back into the groove of things. And a good groove. Bad grooves are easy enough to get into, I need to really ramp it up to get into a good groove. Things like menu-planning, sticking to my to-do lists until they are done, and THEN doing things like blogging and facebook, going to be earlier so it's easier to get up and STAY UP in the mornings, making bread by hand (or KitchenAid) instead of waiting until the last second and having the bread machine do it, so on and so forth.

To start things off, I am going to make out my list of things to do tomorrow, and then GO TO BED. We got home Thursday night (I had a cake to decorate Friday), so I can't even use jet-lag as an excuse tomorrow.

Any tips or tricks that you use to get back into the swing of things after a vacation?


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so glad you're home and back in bloggy-land! I so hear you on it is easy to get into bad grooves. Tips for getting back into good grooves? Hmmmm...schedule regular company, or regular things that you have to prepare for. I'm keeping the four neighbor kids each Tues., and I plan to go help Gail each Thurs. That gives me the "kick in the pants" I need to get my work done on the rest of the days.

Meghan said... [Reply to comment]

Welcome back! Getting back in to the swing of things when you have been out of the swing...remind yourself I could do this later BUT do I really want to. That has been something I keep telling myself just do it and get it over with and move on : )

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

I have gotten into the bad groove of things too. I don't know what's going to happen when school starts!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

You got to see Kenny Chesney?! He sings my all time favorite song called "Back Where I Come From", I love it cause it's all about small town/simple living! As much as I like him, I have to say that Kenny's earlier music is waay better than his newer stuff.

Ok, more than you wanted to know about Kenny Chesney...sorry about that... :) Sounds like your trip went good!