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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Grateful for Home

Smithsonian (American History) Dorothy's Ruby Slippers
Going away on a holiday is great, but getting home is better.

Over the past two weeks I've had a fantastic time. I've seen some incredible sights and have relaxed, rested and re-charged.

Having travelled 3343kms, living in a 6m x 3m caravan with my partner and his 14 year old son, washing dishes by hand and enjoying enduring caravan park/camp site amenities blocks, I was happy to arrive home to my own space, my own bed, my (now clean) bathroom, my dishwasher and my adult kids!

Dorothy was onto something with the realisation "There's no place like home".

Today I completed two weeks worth of house and yard work, including washing and restocking the groceries. I go back to work after Anzac Day, so with my house in order, I am ready for the 'stay-cation' leg of my annual leave.  I've got a novel to finish, a movie to watch, friends to visit, blog posts to complete and the weekend newspaper to read. Oh, and 10 chapters of my law text book to read too. But I'm trying hard to ignore that!

What are you grateful for this week? 

Linking up with Maxabella and Kidspot for 52 Weeks of Grateful.


  1. Welcome home !!! I know what you mean, while being on holiday is great, it is always good to get home. For me, my bed and pillow are the two big things that I miss. Not sure I could do the caravaning thing - well done !!

    Enjoy the next couple of days off before you have to face work again.

    Love, hugs and positive energy !

  2. Glad to hear you had a great time away, but I understand what you mean about coming home - always so nice. Well, apart from the catching up on the housework and washing thing. But it sounds like you on top of that now and have a bunch of lovely things to do (except law textbook obviously. I had to do one law subject at uni, the textbooks are far from light reading, eh?).

    1. Law & Management is my final subject... I saved the 'best' till last! :-)

  3. Such a fun time away, but I agree wholeheartedly - no place like home. I confess that the 'catch up clean' is always daunting to me and the only reason why I might want that holiday to last a biiiiiiit longer! x

    1. That's why I was determined to start and complete the cleaning in one day... to get it over with! I'm back to work tomorrow, back to a catch up of a different kind. At least it will be the weekend in two days!

  4. Wow, two weeks worth of work in a day, not bad :)
    Novels, movies, friends and blogs, sounds like my kind of holiday-at-home.


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