Back In America

Friday, March 27, 2015

Look at this happy girl from a week ago.

She's feeling energized, healthy, and ready to tackle Europe. How cute.



If only you could see me today.

I'm sitting on my couch in weird old sweat pants and a bathrobe wondering what in the hell just happened. I look and feel like Kathy Bates from Misery. My hair is a rotten mess and I have crazy eyes going on from lack of sleep and too much time spent in the air.

I'm sick from being on a flight with other sick people for nine hours, I've been on the phone with Verizon for four hours (seriously FOUR HOURS) because my phone has decided not to work in America, and I'm pretty sure I left one black bootie behind in Dublin.

But man it was a great trip. Although sometimes coming home is even better, you know what I mean?

In my opinion, the three best things about coming back from Europe are: your own bed, your own shower, and your own Dominos pizza. I called them from the cab on the way home from the airport and my pizza arrived at my door the second I did. My God I love America.

And now I'm sitting in a heap of post vacation shit trying to unpack my suitcase and carryon and clean up my house/life before Chris's family arrives in less than four hours. Guess who they're bringing with them? HARLOW.

I can't even wait.

As I've been unpacking I realized I didn't buy a single thing in London or Dublin. Well, I guess that's not completely true. I always buy one favorite souvenir when I'm on a vacation no matter where it is I go. Any guess what that might be? Imodium. I own boxes of it in every language. That's fun.

Anyway, I have to forego a super great vacation post today because I'm scrambling just to be a human right now. I hope you'll forgive me.

Full recaps to come next week. Like all. week. long. I'm going to be like your grandma and make you look at all my fun European vacation photos one by one because I know everyone loves that.

On that note, I'm about to go eat cold Dominos pizza. Diet starts next week.


21 comments:

  1. I always get so excited to write my travel recap posts and then i look at the mountain of stuff i have to do to actually write them and I procrastinate. I personally cannot wait for all the recaps!

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  2. I'm so with you on the comforting return home feels. Can't wait to see your trip recaps!

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  3. I'm glad you made it back and that you're soon to be reunited with Harlow!

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  4. hahah I know what you mean. need a vacation to recover from your vacation.

    I can't wait to see how it was!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  5. hahah you're the smartest person ever! how come i've never ordered pizza on the way home from an international trip?! that's going to change. i can't wait to read all about your adventures and see photos yay!

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    1. oh hell yes i know right??? I am TOTALLY doing this after we come back from our 2-week cruise. Because the first thing I'm gonna wanna do after a cruise is eat more food .. right? .. suddenly this doesn't seem like a good idea anymore. Maybe for the next non-cruise trip.

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  6. Pizza always saves the day! Looking forward to the recap!

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  7. You should have gone to galway! Nicer, smaller, and more scenic than Dublin :)

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  8. Welcome back sweet girl. I look like crap too for about 48hrs after a long flight. We're Cayman Islands bound in a week and only a 3 hr flight but taking my old lady eye cream just in case! So excited for your pics and travel tales!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  9. I can not wait to read all about it!

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  10. You are so fun. For reals. I literally LOL'ed when I clicked on the Misery link. Thank you for that interactive, multi-site blog experience. But I did actually LOL through this entire post. Enjoy Harlow snuggles!!!

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  11. Unpacking is the absolute worst. I hope you came out the other end unscathed!

    http://ladydanish.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. Unpacking after a trip (for me, even returning to Chicago from Nebraska) is a pain. For me, I'm not sure I really felt relief after return from my first international trip to Israel in 2011, but rather trepidation for work and returning to the bike routine... and loneliness the first day back. Everyone seems to react to return from travel differently!

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  13. Unpacking is just the worst, I always find it such a pain, probably because I am exhausted from travel. Looking forward to the travel recaps, and to see what this souvenir is!

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  14. There is nothing like your own bed and your own shower or in my case bath, love travelling, love coming home more

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  15. ah this is great :) i cannot wait to hear more about the trip!!

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  16. Unpacking is travel hell!! I got "cabin fever" - its a legit thing - on the way back from Australia last year. Ugh I gues there are minor downhills to travel. BUT I cant wait to hear the exciting recaps!

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  17. YAY Harlow!!! I think the best thing about coming home is your own bed, well...tied with your own bathroom. I'm just being honest...anyways, Welcome Home!

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