Slicer Time Ahead :) : Slice of Life MM Day#20

I am up, one cup of caffeine is now doing its thing, coursing through me.  The Today Show is offering me great background  “music” of the day-everything you want to know about Matt’s spring surprise- he’s shaved that ugly beard, and Tuvia’s off to his weekly lecture at Englewood Hospital. I’m in my PJ’s and yes, down the road I will get moving to the gym.  I  miss my routine and my  24 hour Fitness pool but first I’m writing and breathing.

When I retired  almost 10 year ago, I promised myself that I would breathe, really breathe as often as I could.  I would slow down when my body called out for a break in the race.  Seems strange to demand this when just last week my big debate was beach or pool.  But vacations are wonderful to plan for, wonderful to experience and then it’s over.  You unpack, wash the clothes and yourself, and the winter clothes cover up most of what you exposed to the sun.  People ask about your week away and the specifics fade fast.  But that’s the nature of vacation, especially beach vacations. Lie a  potato chip, you enjoy the crunch, the chew and it’s gone.  That’s what makes them so precious.  The world away remains where you leave it.  It will be the same when you return, but back home, there’s home there’s still the remnants of what you ran away from- still the end of winter even on the first day of Spring.

So here I am, back home after a few days of being back in my first home.   Back in the school  routine with my brother, sister-in-law and my dad and   Loved it all but wow I am exhausted!

So  now I’m embracing a morning of peace in Paramus in pj’s.

NYC tonight !!!!! Pics to follow 🙂

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14 thoughts

  1. Yes, things we leave when we go on vacation are still waiting for us when we return. However, they somehow seem more manageable when we get back. Enjoy your slow ease into the day.

  2. So many of your phrases captured just what a vacation really is:
    “the specifics fade fast”
    “Like a potato chip, you enjoy the crunch, the chew and it’s gone.”
    “That’s what makes them so precious.”
    Welcome home. That’s often the best part of a trip.
    How sad would it be to go somewhere and then be miserable when you are back to real life?

  3. I am happy that you slice with pictures. I scrolled down to get a glimpse of your week. The pic of you in the blueness of the pool was my favorite. I hope that you will get back to your morning swimming routine. From your previous slices i can tell it gives you both energy and joy.

  4. That’s how I felt after our week in Florida in November. After one day, all the vacation feelings were gone and all the regular stuff was back. Thank goodness for memories! (and return trips!!)

  5. Just sounds lovely, Bonnie, & I am late so I imagine you are now ‘out’ of the pjs & off to something for the evening. Happy you had such a nice morning, kind of a response to what came before, readying for what’s to come.

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