5 Nov 2010

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1. Monday morning I woke up with a stone in my heart ! I realized that I was in my own bed at home, with a little fur piece at my side which was cat Rosie. I opened the stores and saw ... fog ! I couldn't even see my neighbor's house ! No sea and blue sky anymore !



2. I had to unpack my suitcase squatted during the night by cat Pookie. While I did this I was supervised by Rosie laying happily on my unmade bed ! As it was cold outside Arthur warmed himself on the radiator.



I realized that in the two weeks of holidays, the nature had changed. My green looking entrance looks now so colorful, but probably in a week it will rather look naked !

3. After having done the laundry and checked what remained in the fridge, I sent Mr. G. for shopping, I didn't want to go out, I was still with one foot in Egypt and felt nostalgic. My friend Dominique who just lives next door and who was with me had the same feelings and came over for a cup of tea so that we could share our souvenirs !

4. Finally I decided that I needed new slippers for the winter and for the first time I went out after 3 days of "isolation" ! I found some cute soft dark red slippers, which rather look like little ballerina shoes.

5. I finally accepted that I had to wear thick clothes again, I really don't have the choice and also that the daily routine has me back. And to celebrate this I cooked for the first time since two weeks, I made scampis with grilled vegetables and like rice looking pasta.

I also noticed that I still can drive my car !

14 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

Must be hard to settle after such a perfect holiday but i'm sure the cats will help and new slippers and the pretty colours of those bushes but maybe not the fog.

Gracie said...

I always find a little traumatic coming back home from a holiday, it's so more fun to pack then to unpack!!!

diane said...

Welcome home! Keep warm and reminisce.

Maribeth said...

I understand. Last year, when we went on the perfect cruise, and came home, only to have my eye retina blow, and then force me to be in bed for a few weeks, that was tough!
Today we have nearly freezing temperatures with hard rain! Yuck!
And today I go to have lunch with Mandy. No matter I will wear my wellington boots and heavy rain coat!
Wish me luck!

The Chair Speaks said...

It is hard to adjust to such climate change suddenly. Keep warm and enjoy the autumn colours before they fade.

Nessa said...

I can imagine that you had a huge culture shock.

Carrie said...

Ahhh...well it sounds like your holiday was marvelous and I do hope those new slippers give you a nice cozy feeling.

Enjoy your weekend!

kari said...

It will take some time to get back into your normal routines - no rush though.....
Stay warm

Barbara H. said...

It's always a hard transition after vacation, and such a nice vacation. Glad you're settling back in.

claudie said...

J'imagine que tu as vraiment apprécié ton séjour!!! Chanceuse!!!! Je comprends que revenir au quotidien soit difficile!!!

Brenda said...

Its hard to return home from the holidays and our transition times are so short that we often find ourselves still emotionally on holiday even though physically we are at home.

Willow said...

I wouldn't want to go out in the cold either after two wonderful weeks in Egypt! But the kitties and Mr. G made you feel welcome at home again, I'm sure.

Laura said...

Welcome home. It sounds like you're gradually acclimating. Stay warm and have a great week ahead!

Susanne said...

I'll bet your cats and hubby were glad to have you back! I always feel like I need a holiday to get over my holiday and I've never even been anywhere exotic like you just came back from. Stay warm. :v)