Friday, June 22, 2007

10 reasons why it's hard to come home.

1) You leave behind temperatures of 31 oc in France and return to temperatures of 14 oc, mist and rain in Ireland.

2) You have no food in the house and it's 9pm.

3) Your car battery is completely dead.

4) Your jump leads are kaput.

5) Your battery recharger is a twisted heap of rust.

6) Your two youngest children have to be up early for school the next day, (well they have just missed three weeks and you don't want the Department of Education knocking on your door).

7) You then remember that your youngest child has a dentist appointment at 9.30am so you definitely need your car (not to mention the food shopping or else the family will starve).

8) You have to set the alarm for the first time in three weeks.

9) You wear socks and long sleeves therefore hiding your delicate tan.

10) You do a mammoth grocery shop because you don't know what you need and then have to find places to store everything whilst realising that you did have quite a lot of food and the freezer is full so where will you put the duck you just bought!

Postscript:

11) You have 643 emails to wade through!

34 comments:

laurie said...

SO nice to have you back!

did you buy a new car? (i see no other solution for your 9 p.m. dead-battery conundrum.)

i hope your vacation lives actively in your brain for weeks. and i hope you write about it for us!

hellojed said...

Welcome home, I sympathise! The weather is terrible out there...

frannie said...

I am sooooo glad you are back!!!!

Coming home from vacation is horrid--- especially when you've been gone for 3 weeks.

all your friends have been here waiting- we are so happy that you are home safe and we look forward to pics!

ChrisB said...

beccy did you have to buy a new battery??

Asha said...

Welcome back Beccy! Of course to the daily grind!Got to deal with with it somehow.
I am off to vacation tomorrow too,see you in July:)

swampy said...

I would send you flapjacks...but I ate them.
Welcome back to the REAL world. AARRGH ! Wish I could send you some of our 100 degree arid air from Colorado...where the fires are burning.
I will post my little surprise you sent me next week. I did share a little nibble with theHansMan.

Willowtree said...

Welcome home...

Well sure, if you out out that way, it sounds like it would have been better to stay in France, n'est pas?

alfaking said...

Well, I think you forgot an eleventh reason: you'll miss the enjoyment you had in France during 3 weeks.

Seems you had a nice moment out there.

I missed your comments a lot. Nice to have you back.

Hope you pick up quickly.

Rachel said...

Glad your back! Hope you had a wonderful time!!

EmBee said...

Just keep thinking of the very kind and much enjoyed niceness you did for father's day and you will feel better. Love

mark said...

Welcome home! Sounds fun. Glad to hear you had a nice holiday.

Carla said...

Oh, I know that feeling well. Needing the vacation after the vacation to cope with coming back to reality. I hope you had a nice trip and welcome home.

Beckie said...

But...We're all glad that you are back!

nikki said...

Welcome back! Do we get to see some pretty pictures from France? Vacation life is always better than real life, but then the laundry piles up and eventually you have nothing to wear. Besides your own bed is always nce to return to.

my4kids said...

Yeah glad to see you back!!
Come on with showing pics already!!
We really did miss you.....
Sorry about the car.

Julie said...

Welcome back - can't wait to hear about your trip!

enidd said...

welcome home, beccy. would it help to say it's nice and sunny this morning in san francisco. no, thought not :-)

Catwoman said...

Maybe your car's just on vacation too...

I'm sorry you've had to come back, but I'm glad you're back, because I can't wait to hear about your vacation!!!!

john.g. said...

Welcome back Beccy. Hope you all had a great time!

Christine said...

Welcome home.
It is so nice to have you back.
Can't wait to see all your lovely photos from your vacances.
Sorry to hear about your car troubles, but I'm glad you are back safely.

Debbie said...

Very amusing post. And totally what it's like to come home from a long holiday.

Sam said...

duck? DUCK! There is no mistaking you have been to France.
I always say that at least 10 ducks lose their lives every time I visit that country. Welcome back lil sis.

Kila said...

Welcome back! :)

Hopefully things are under control soon so you can share your trip and photos with us.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

UGh - that's quite a list.

Hope you got the battery sorted.
Also hope you had a lovely trip.

Welcome home;).

Steffi said...

It´s nice to hear that you all are health back at home again!I´m sure you and your family had a nice time there!
Have a nice weekend!

Deborah said...

Hi Beccy - Welcome home, good to have you back. Hope you had a lovely time and sorry to hear about your car! ;-(

Hannah said...

Hello! Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time.
I've done the grocery thing, thuogh haven't bought a duck...

cookiecrumb said...

You bought a duck!
(Oh, carp. Sam beat me to this comment.)

Tonya said...

Welcome Back!! :) I can so relate with the weather and the emails upon return.. lol

theotherbear said...

You'll have to eat the duck. Mmmmm.

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear beccy. Welcome back home. Hopefully you've gotten through all those emails now!

Sam said...

Welcome home Beccy, glad to see you back ((hugs)).

Sally Lomax said...

Welcome back Beccy! We've missed you!!

Karmyn R said...

Welcome home and back to the blogosphere!!!!!