I am back at work. It feels like I’ve been gone a month! It’s only been 10 days.
We really did pack too much into the vacation. I’m still bushed!
There was a time Friday afternoon as the ship was heading toward Victoria when I sat on the bed and vegged out to MSNBC¹. I felt guilty ‘wasting’ away vacation time. What kind of idiot am I?
We were supposed to have some work done on the house while we were gone. It’s good to get that stuff out of the way while the noise won’t disturb anyone. The contractor was a no show. This seems to be an epidemic that affects tradesmen! Why are you as dependable as a teenage boy? I’ll have to get on that tomorrow.
Helaine called as we were beginning the newscast. She told me she’d gotten a call from the credit card company. That’s never good. Today was no exception.
Someone from White Plains, NY attempted a $90 purchase at WalMart.com. Maybe the credit card folks read my earlier screeds on Wal*Mart and knew it couldn’t be us!
The new cards will be here tomorrow. We have to go through the list and let EVERYONE know the new number. This is the third or fourth time we’ve been through this. It’s the truly defining pain in the ass moment.
After the newscast at 4:00 PM I walked downstairs to my garden to see if it survived without me. It’s thriving! Seriously, any thought I had that my influence is what makes it green is out-the-window. It’s just a lucky garden in the perfect spot with lots of water.
I’ll try and get a full night’s sleep tonight to continue my recharge. It was a great vacation, but I’m glad to be back.
¹ – Memo to Mitt Romney: They don’t seem to like you on MSNBC. Maybe ‘don’t seem to like you’ isn’t strong enough?