Back to Real Life

February 8, 2012

So, now what?

Getting back into the groove after our trip has taken some time. A few have checked to see if I’m in deep sadness after such a fabulous trip and then coming back home to winter…and you know, just the general feelings of letdown after you’ve been waiting for something for so long and then it’s over.

There has been a smidgeon of that, but mostly I feel rejuvenated. All that sun and fun put life back into me and I feel ready to face whatever is next.

So far, that has consisted of:

*Fighting a cold with all my might

*Losing the 6.5 pounds I gained on the cruise. Worth it. :)

*Helping the kids with their make-up work~ I think today will be the last of it!

*Catching up with friends

*Weeding out the gross~ this covers many areas of my life right now. I’m in a purging state of mind. So, watch out, junk drawers, candy stashes (Chocolate, don’t worry, you’re safe), paper piles, negativity, bad influences, flakes and creeps.

*Little sleep

*Giving in to watching the train wreck that sucks me in with its unbelievable horrificness~ yes, had to make a word up~ The Bachelor. Don’t even get me started on Courtney. This show somehow slipped past the radar of the gross. (see above)

*Baby love~ my friend, Krystal, had her baby while I was gone and I met her last night. She is perfection!

*Puppy love too~ Steve and Jill’s little love. I am fully smitten with Oliver!

*Birthday planning for my boy. Yesterday, he said it wasn’t looking much like a birthday around our house…no decorations, no cake…guess I’ve got some decorating and caking to do before tomorrow! You know I’ll be crying with my usual birthday sentimental blues, it just seems to come hand in hand with their birthdays.

*Trying to keep that Vacation frame of mind~ relaxed, happy, stress-free, calm and uncluttered. Easier said than done in real life, of course, but trying.

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6 Responses to “Back to Real Life”

  1. savita says:

    babies and puppies are a sure fire way to fight those winter blues. so glad you are feeling refreshed and ready to tackle life……could use some pep talks in that area…..;)! and the birthday boy turning 7 – it’s my favorite number! Praying you conquer the cold and get your birthday on! Love you! Can’t wait to see and hear what you are up to next.

    And yes we are still following the Bachelor and have been a little shocked over Courtney and her antics…..mostly that she is getting away with it……can’t wait for your updates on that.

    It’s so good to have you back! really missed you while you were sunnin’ and funnin’…..;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Penny
    The battlefield of the mind-think on good things! I can’t tell you how many times your song “Peace of God” has ministered to me and puts me in the right mindset. Thank you Lori for opening yourself up to minister the Word of the Lord through music! ♥ you!

  3. GirlyMuse says:

    Thank you, Penny! I am so glad that song has helped in that way. Love you too!

    And dear Savita, it’s going to take a long time for us to catch up~ lengthy texts can only cover so much! :) xoxo

  4. Teresa says:

    Girl, I’m headed to Louisiana to see my grandbabies. Oscar is turning 2 next week. I hate to leave them. If I could get Don to move, I might consider moving back- although I can’t stand the climate or the area, for that matter. Maybe I can convince them to move up here.
    Ahem, back to the point. I hate it when I come back to reality. It’s so distressing. Lucky you to have babies and dogs to cuddle with. I trudge right along with my iPad and iPhone, thank God.
    But the thing that has me totally aggravated is that Courtney. God help me. What a skank. (is that a real word?). If she is the ONE, I think he’s dumber than he looks. And don’t get me started on his looks.

  5. Teresa says:

    Whoops, what I meant to say is I love to see my grands but REALLY hate it when I have to leave! Oh boy, so I’m already dreading coming back. Make sense? LOL… Ok. :-)

  6. GirlyMuse says:

    Teresa, you never fail to make me laugh. Concerning B&C~ if he has picked her, I hope his eyes have finally been opened since watching the show! Ugh.

    I totally knew what you meant~ it’s SO hard to be that far apart. I hate that my parents are so far too and that the kids don’t get to see them enough. I hope something works out for you to be closer to them. Have a great visit and write when you get back so we can try to pull you out of the doldrums!

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