Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On My Mind

Last week was tough. As much as I enjoyed being home again and back to a schedule, I missed vacation. I get depressed once a vacation comes to an end. I always get like this. Nostalgic and then I torture myself with the thoughts like "last Wednesday at this time we were doing this."

It doesn't help that I came back to a bunch of emails and voice mails. I guess that was good though because it made work go very fast.

I had trouble getting back to the grind though. I don't know what it was but I was just so forgetful. I left my keys in the back door and was late to work because I could not find them for the life of me. On the days I wasn't late looking for keys I was late because I forgot my phone at home. I did this three times. Sheesh! I don't know what was wrong with me. And then I fell asleep while the third load of laundry was in the dryer, which was, of course, my clothes. I shrunk my favorite pair of jeans, my favorite white pants, a sweatshirt and a couple more pairs of jeans. Awesome. If that isn't bad enough, I made Mexican Casserole which is something I make at least once a week. I know the recipe by heart. I use one jar of medium salsa and one jar of mild salsa as a sort of compromise for Garth and I. He likes spicy and I don't. Anyways, I used mild regular salsa and medium peach salsa. The recipe came out spicy and tomatoey and yet sweet with chunks of peach. It was so gross. I threw the whole thing away. All that to say, I was ready for a three day weekend!

And the weekend was amazing. We had no plans and I just cannot remember the last time we didn't have any plans. We were lazy, watched movies, had a bonfire with the neighbors, worked on the yard, sat on the deck, went to the lake, and just enjoyed spending time at home with each other. It was perfection.

I made my new drink for the summer. It is one part ice, one part tonic water, and one part white wine. So refreshing and delicious with a hint of bubble. So good! It was the perfect compliment to sitting on the deck watching the sunset on a fabulous weekend.

I don't know why I get so anxious about our landscaping, but I do. I hate weeding and fertilizing, but the end result is so rewarding. I was literally losing sleep over this weed that grew as tall as my mail box. I couldn't believe I let it get that bad and was so embarrassed about it. I know people probably don't care or even notice it, but I did. And I'm glad I tackled it and weeded. I still don't know what to do about all my flowers. They were beautiful for about a week, but are all dead and just look overgrown now. I just want to rip it all out and start new with  more manageable flowers. I think it's time to call the parents in to help because Garth and I have no idea what to plant that would be easier to manage.


Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

awww... well, I hope this weekend gets better!!!! Thinking of you... can you send me the recipe as well? Sounds delish!

Elyse said...

I hope you were able to enjoy some of your weekend. Today, Tuesday, was like a Monday on a different day. It threw me off and I'm glad it's over.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I'm the exact same way after a vacation. I get so mopey and depressed. I hate it, but I think it's normal :) Hope things continue to get better for you!

Crystal said...

Sometimes we just have an off week and that's what this one sounds like..that or you're still recovering from a great vacation :) You'll find you're mojo again.

Katrina said...

If you put wet newspapers around your flowers and then put bark on top, the weeds and grass can't grow through the newspapers. The newspaper will decompose in about a year and a half, and by then all the weeds and grass will be long dead. =) might be worth a try and would save you from having to weed all the time! =)