I could.not.get.up this morning. Readers - we've been sleeping in until ridiculous hours. I even slept until 9:00 one morning, and it was a solid sleep. I don't know what became of us all on holiday, but we slept 10 and 11 hours a night. Then, this morning at 7:00 my husband came in to get ready for work. I feel like I've been hit by a truck.
It might have something to do with eating junk food all day yesterday. I have a pattern on trips. I start out all healthy, well-dressed and smelling lovely. By the last day, I can barely fit into my pants, am wearing no make-up and figure a bag of peanut M&Ms while I drive is the least of my worries. In my defense, I have some solid motion sickness. Any kind of carb helps, so I drove yesterday while eating handfuls of cinnamon-apple Cheerios.
You wish you could erase that from your mind; I know.
Here are some pics. I didn't drink any particular wine this week, so we'll have to skip that and wait for the upcoming week. Detox diets include wine...right?
Sandy was eager for pets this morning. She did not let my computer work deter her.
So, I relented. We sat for a while letting the sun come up a bit more. I occasionally got a sip of coffee in. We are beyond excited to be reunited. The whole house is fawning over this dog. We're incredibly lucky to have friends who took excellent care of her while we were gone. She had play time with other pups, beds to sleep on and an Army medic at the ready.
I came home to a lovely box waiting for me with the mail. A friend in Arizona smelled this soap and thought of me, so she bought it and sent it all the way to NC. Makes a woman feel lucky and grateful.
Traveling with a teenager proved a little more complicated than expected. Turns out teenagers have opinions and aren't afraid to voice them. They also have disdain, astonishment (you are using my charging cable???) and attitude. When it all goes sideways, I find sentences help soothe everyone's jangled nerves. Maggie wrote these, and with each sheet completed, she dramatically tossed it over her shoulder, letting it waft through the air and settle on the floor in silent protest.
I love the 'note worthy' at the top. Hahahaha.
This is what summer school at West Point looks like. I mean....they're not messing around. My husband says he did everything in his power to avoid summer school. Getting a break was one of his top priorities!
That's it for me. Here are a few gems from around the web:
I need a serious detox diet from this trip. I'm looking at this soup as a starter. I'd switch out the pasta for rice.
I'm seriously tempted to try these 'bizarre glasses' to cure motion sickness. For anyone who's never experienced motion sickness, feel for those of us who do. It's really just low-level awful the entire journey.
How to raise a generous child? Turns out it's not forcing them to share. This might be one of those 'good in theory' ideas? I do see the point and agree, but I also know what it's like to implement this sort of thing on the daily. I do love this serious, however.
Bill Gates & Steve Jobs raised tech free kids. I've heard this time and again, so this article was interesting.
Finally, I kind of laughed out loud when I saw this (source):
That's it for me. I'm about to rally and give my day a good 90%, lest I flounder around at 60%, per usual.
We'll see how that goes.
I hope everyone had a wonderful week. We're heading into another weekend. Before we know it, school will be starting and fall will be on the horizon.