Back to Reality

Surprise! I'm back to my blogging. Vacation is officially over.
And I can't believe it's all over. I have the unfortunate knack of always looking forward; either I'm counting the days until my next vacation or Event, or I'm dreading the return to "normal" for hours/days/weeks ahead of time. It's always been hard for me to enjoy the moment without taking all past moments into consideration and without looking forward (or dreading, as the case may be) to future moments. At this present moment in time, I have precisely two hours and eleven minutes until I need to be in bed so I can get up early tomorrow morning. I already know what will happen. I'll lie awake for at least an hour, thinking about tomorrow, then I'll realize how much sleep I've already lost, then I'll become stressed about being sleep-deprived which will inevitably lead to actual sleep-deprivation, all culminating in a very tired person staggering out of bed at butt o'clock tomorrow morning.

It's always hard going back after a great vacation. We've done a lot of fun things these past two weeks. We've gone out to eat, watched movies, played cards, opened gifts (all of which we are still enjoying--thank you everyone!), gone shopping, gone to the zoo, and generally had a good time all around. Oh, and my butterflies all hatched around Christmas day. They are good butterflies, and I've enjoyed hearing them flit around in their house. I tried to release them into nature ("nature" being off of our balcony) last Monday but they would have none of it. Two of them cowered on the floor of the house, and one ventured out only to discover that his wings hadn't developed properly and he couldn't fly. I took pity on them and they've become our permanent pets until the end of their short lives. I can't blame them for not wanting to venture into Real Life where they need to worry about getting eaten by birds, procreating, and surviving on whatever flowers they can find. I'm not too keen on returning to Real Life either :).
But it will be nice to see all of my colleagues again, and there's always February break to look forward to... I know, I'm so spoiled...

3 comments:

2 bees said...

Oh no, you have said butt...Max influence warning...warning...

2 bees said...

Those butterflies must be REAl hardy. They have died how many times and then you talk about them again...

2 bees said...

Have you ever read the novel, Butterlies are Free? Maybe your butterflies should get a copy.

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