Been playing catch up all day. Coming home from a vacation often produces more work than you'd like after you've been shirking all of your regular responsibilities for two weeks. Or, maybe that's just me.
As a general rule, I leave our house spic and span before embarking on a vacation so that when we return, I won't be overwhelmed by the messy house which awaits us. Some things remain out of my control, however. Such as an empty refrigerator or the 61 + (I stopped counting) dead flies littering our floors. Needless to say, as part of my vacation catch up, I vacuumed up crispy fly carcasses last night and went grocery shopping this morning.
Ugh, we were out of EVERYTHING. Which, of course, means that Caroline and I did some damage at the commissary this morning. Hopefully what we bought will last. You'd think, with just the two of us, that our grocery bill would be low, but it's not. As I've said before, I have a slight obsession with purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables. When you buy one of everything, it starts to add up.
Anyway, it's been a busy day and I've finally had a chance to sit down and go through some of my Florida pictures. I've shared many already, but I have a few more to show you. I'll do my best to upload them all within the next few days, once I have a chance to organize my thoughts.
I'm not going to lie, sleeping in my own bed was nice last night. However, as nice and comfy as it was, I'm suddenly quite aware of the fact that our lives, just the two of us (and even the three of us) is pretty boring without our family near by. Caroline may refute this claim, since she's been busy catching up with her friends all day, but I'm certainly feeling that way.
In fact, the more I think about it, the more I realize that we belong in Florida.
After all, you'd never catch Caroline happily on her hands and knees scrubbing my kitchen floor.
Manual labor (and FREE labor at that) is much more fun at grandma's.
So is chopping onions,