We are home from our vacation!
When we visit my husband's family in Massachusetts we drive so our trips are any where from 10-14 days. That's a long time to be gone but it is so worth it. My kids love spending time with that side of the family and there is always so much to see and do.
This vacation was relatively calm and uneventful except for the time right in the middle of it when I woke up with a sore throat which developed into strep throat. Oh joy! Because nothing says vacation like a trip to the urgent care!
And this bout of strep seemed to be much worse than the bout I had in May. Every time I swallowed I winced. I never realized how much I swallowed throughout the night and day until each time I did so it almost brought me to tears. There was one point when I was waiting for the antibiotics to kick in that I was actually spitting saliva into a napkin so I wouldn't have to swallow it. Good times, y'all. Good. Times.
But I survived, we had a great vacation and now it's over and I'm working my way through a giant pile of laundry and mail. We have nothing left to look forward to this summer except buying school supplies.
That's right. I said school supplies. I went to Wal-Mart to pick up some groceries on Monday afternoon and was shocked to see school supplies out already! It is still July. I haven't even received the list from the school yet letting me know what my kid's teachers require.
And I'll be darned if I buy anything early. I would hate to get the 24 pack of RoseArt crayons when the teacher specifies the 8 pack of Crayolas. I don't want the teacher to be annoyed with my kids on the first day of school because Wal-Mart is pushing school supplies in July!
Well I'm off to Shred (which I did not do during my vacation), read another 12 pages of the Bible (which I did not do during my vacation) get some laundry going, pay a stack of bills, figure out what we are going to have for dinner, dust, clean out the fish bowl and try to figure out what I'm going to do with the kids today so I don't have to hear "Mommmmm! I'm bored. What can I do?"
I think I need a vacation.