Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Home Again

Hooray!

Vacations are good. Time with family and friends I don't often see is also good. Watching my son with so many people who love him: excellent.

But..

I am happy to be home, to sleep in my own bed (covered with kitties), to cook lunch in my own kitchen with my own pans and eat that lunch with my own dishes. I'm even happy to have my tiny washer and dryer to do my laundry.

And on the way home from the airport, to drive through mountains under blue skies, with three sleeping kids in the backseat and a friend beside me: priceless.

19 comments:

  1. Welcome home! We're glad to have you back on this end of the world.

    Now the planning for a play date can start in earnest!

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  2. Welcome back! I know how you feel...

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  3. Welcome home! I always feel the same way about vacations...There's no place like home!

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  4. Amen. I love to finally be home with my own stuff and my own shower. I hope you had a great time.

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  5. I know just how you feel - no matter how much fun I'm having on my vacation, towards the end, I just want to go home. Glad the trip back was a good one.

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  6. Coming home again is always nice -- and nice to realize that one is connected with the homes that we have made... even when they are so far away from family and friends and familiar things.

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  7. Welcome home. I am the same way about vacations, no matter how much fun I am having, there comes a time when it is time to go home to MY stuff! I just realized, surprisingly enough, this is about word for word what Mary Beth commented.

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  8. Ahh yes. Coming home is such a wonderful feeling.
    Welcome home!

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  9. Glad you had a nice time. Is that banner new? It's lovely.

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  10. i'm so glad that it feels like home to you....

    :)

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  11. It sometimes takes a nice long vacation to make us appreciate our homes!

    Glad you're back safely!

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  12. Welcome home! Glad you had a good time away, and that you are happy to be back home :)

    Heidi

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  13. I agree. It's fun to leave but it feels like putting down a weight when you walk in your own door.

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  14. Welcome home!! So true about being back in your own environment!

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  15. i always get a little sad when its time to head home. I see all the familiar places that I grew up going to as I drive past headed up to the land where things are less familiar and then I get home and just breathe it all in. and smile. a big smile.

    WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!

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  16. It is always good to go home, even if the visit was awesome.

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  17. I felt exactly the same after all our holidays. Isn't it good sometimes to have a break from everyday to be reminded about the good sides of the routine?

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