Sunday, July 30, 2006


So, where did that time go?

We're back on the Cape, at Mom's. Connecticut is now a blur of humidity, air conditioning, and too much time in front of various screens. But we went to the movies, and ate and ate and ate, and spent time with cousins we never see, and played with the new puppy, and had a lot of fun.

I hate that we have just two more days here, and at the same time I'm more than ready to go home. Still not ready for the kids to start school, and totally not looking forward to packing everything up in a way that is airplane-viable.

Forecast is for two good beach days, so that's the plan.

(My thoughts keep drifting forward to Houston, as everyone keeps asking about what we're doing when we get back... I don't know. We'll just have to see what happens, right?)

Guilt descends on me as I think of the friends I haven't called. This was a working vacation, I tell myself, but I know that if I had really wanted to make plans to get together, I would have. Something in me said, Stay home this year, and so I didn't drag the kids to Boston or anywhere, really. It was the right thing. Tomorrow I'll call and say Sorry and ask forgiveness.

Home will seem very lonely. With DH off at work, I'll be the only grown-up around, again. I'll have to reconnect with all my girlfriends back home and then figure out what the heck I'm doing with all my free time... when I get back from Houston.

1 comment:

nina said...

Sometimes you feel like friends, sometimes you feel like just being with family and sometimes you feel like being alone alone. For great periods of time. I was amazed that when I was traveling for 6 weeks alone in Europe this spring, I did not miss friends. Now, back home, being alone is less desirable and so I avoid it.
It sounds like you had the perfect family vacation. You could not ask for more.
Best of luck on your return.