Monday, November 02, 2009
For those of you who didn't know, the La Vida House was on "vacation" last week.
How can nine days go so quickly?
I've want to write on a handful of topics today but the truth is I'm in "vacation detox".
What is vacation detox?
Well, its about tough love and hard work.
Its letting go of the care-free minutes of unplanned days and setting the face to flint.
Its reminding oneself of the luxury of nine days of togetherness with The Mister, and the ablility to shed the school teacher hat for a week.
Its about the reality of a weeks worth of laundry and housekeeping gone undone. Its about not knowing if the refrigerator has (edible) food in it, and making a list for the store.
Its about motivating children to be early, eager, and educated. Hopefully in that order.
Its about getting out the calendar and trying to make sure that the schedule isn't too full.
Its about getting a grasp on reality and creatively channelling chaos to look more like peace.
It ain't for sissies.
The good news?
There is always coffee.
(This is a picture of me with the only cup of coffee I could find at the zoo. More pics to come!)