Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I Need a Vacation From My Vacation

I'm back! And I have enough blog fodder to keep me going for weeks!

I'll try not to bore you all senseless with tales and photos of my family holiday, but be warned that this kind of thing only happens to me once every five years, so it's very feasible I'll still be talking about Vacation 2010 well into April.

For the moment, I will just tell you that I have a theory about why the Minneapolis airport is actually called the "Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport". It's because when you have a tight connection to make with two small, tired, cranky children in tow, you get off at a gate in Minneapolis and have to walk, then ride the walkway (three times), then take a tram, then walk some more, until you get to your gate in St. Paul! After 14 minutes of brisk walking, Firstborn and Rosemary's Baby very nearly staged a mutiny right in front of a crowded TGI Fridays.

It's interesting how vacations work. When my plane took off this morning and I watched Albuquerque get smaller and smaller, I was sniffling and dabbing my eyes with a tissue. To be fair, I'd also just kissed the Captain goodbye and sent him back overseas. But I fell in love with the American South and by the end of my trip I never wanted to leave. And yet, now that I'm home, in the house that half-assery built, looking at all the unfinished work that still needs to be done, I feel the same about this place. I guess there really is no place like home.

I promise to be back into the swing of things when my brain has had a few hours to recover. For now, I'm off to get a good night's sleep. In my own bed.


In Real Life said...

Yay - glad you're back! Can't wait to hear all about your vacation!

Janine said...

I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE BACK!! Hope you had a fabulous vacation and am dying to see all the pics..
take care Wendy!!

Tater Tot Mom said...

Glad you had a great time...minus the airport trek!

It's crazy sometimes how you love and hate to leave all at the same time and how it feels good to be back even though you can't wait to get away again!

Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Linda said...

Welcome home. I'm glad the vacation went well and everyone made it back through the airports!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Welcome home. I look forward to as many tales of Holiday 2010 as you can muster!

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to reading about your vacation. It sure does feel good to sleep in your own bed; doesn't it! Jude

Deb Neerman said...

"the house that half-assery built"

Omigosh, we've got the same builder?!?

SO glad you're back in action, Kiddo! I've missed your wit and wisdom.

Now, don't forget to post every last one of those vacation photos here!