Back to reality

I love vacations, but I really dislike the task of getting back to reality. I try to get as many chores done before we leave, but there’s always something that needs doing when I walk back in the door.

I had two appointments yesterday and also needed to deal with two time-sensitive pieces of mail I received while gone, so that was the first thing on my agenda. The second was sending out a “save the date” announcement for my mother’s 80th birthday party, and the third was scheduling some physical therapy for my tennis elbow (yes, that’s still bothering me). I also want to see my cousin while she’s in town visiting her parents, and I need to attend the funeral of a relative on Thursday. All of these things need to be crammed into a few days because I’m leaving for Arizona on Friday to meet my new granddaughter.

I’m feeling somewhat frazzled and disorganized (which is why I didn’t have a blog post yesterday). However, I’m pulling my self together and knocking things off my “to do” list one at a time with as much *finesse as I can muster.

Do you have a routine that helps you maintain the peace of a restful vacation after returning home? If so, I’d love to learn your trick!

*finesse (skill, flair, grace elegance, poise, assurance)

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