4.21.2008

Re-entry

I think I liked the coastal woods (filled with pine needle strewn paths and lily pad filled ponds) that we rode our bikes around as much as I loved the beach.

I'm stealing my post title from Jane, as she seemed to coin our return to real-life best.

So as of late yesterday afternoon, we're officially "back", and I'm having a hard time balancing the desire to wallow in vacation mode with my impulse to jump right back into daily life.
In less than 24 hours, I've completely unpacked, hit the market for staples, sorted through stacks of mail, t
ackled about a gazillion e-mails and managed to make it into the office early this morning to the firestorm of a project awaiting me. And I'm slogging through it all in the type of fuzzy daze that accompanies stepping into the sunlight after an afternoon matinee...

It's hard to adjust to a giant glaring computer screen and a windowless office after a week and a half of aimless sunny bike rides, ocean gazing while Millie napped peacefully on my chest under a giant beach umbrella and devouring vanilla ice cream every single day -- often for breakfast. (One morning we were jonesing so bad for our scoop, we actually waited outside the ice cream store for it to open.)

It's a bit disconcerting how present and grateful and aware we were on vacation and yet how swiftly we let ourselves dive back into the daily grind. It really was an amazing, lovely, delightful trip -- one of our best ever. I'll get more pictures up soon, just as soon as I defog a bit...

8 comments:

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

What a fun blog! Very inspiring - I'll definitely be back! Nan
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Jane said...

I don't see any frog on them there lilly pads Joslyn :) But you can travel to Upper Pond and hear the symphony of the peepers and the bullfrogs! They were out in full force to greet us on our arrival home! Miss you! Jane

Joslyn said...

jane -- you know the frog story was just my scheme to get everyone to take one last bike ride ;-)

a cat of impossible colour said...

Welcome back!

mary said...

And you EVEN made it to the sk*rt call. :) Welcome back! I look forward to seeing pics.

Pia Jane said...

welcome back! looking forward to your pics xx

karey m. said...

{gasp!} you're back.

why-oh-why do i suddenly feel all calm? oh, right. you're back.

yay.

amy t sharp said...

love love love yr home gal! Beautiful- just saw cookie blog!!!! xoxoxoox amy