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No place like home

August 6th, 2015 at 05:35 pm

Today was the quarterly get-together with the rest of our "team" in Massachusetts. This time we had our picnic at someone's home and it was a picture-perfect day.

Everyone is really super nice. However, I find these things SO incredibly exhausting. About 3 hours drive to get up there and 3 back and 5 hours at the picnic....way too long IMO, especially for an introvert.

I acquired a tension headache when we arrived. And I felt so wiped out on the car ride home, i mean, totally physically exhausted. I met some nice people and had pleasant conversations, but it always feels like a big effort for me. It takes me another 24 hours to recuperate from the driving, although I myself was not doing the driving. There were 5 of us in a rented Chevy Tahoe.

There was tons of food and also plenty of delicious food for a vegan. Volleyball and horseshoes and a beautiful pool no one went in becus we're all too self-conscious about our weight, I think.

I felt so much better as soon as I got home. Still very tired, but I just feel more myself when I get here, cuddling with the kitty cats and relaxing in my sun room looking out onto green trees and green grass and hearing the crickets singing.

I regret now ordering the coloring book set from HSN that I posted about earlier because since doing a search on Amazon there are dozens to choose from, many with their own theme such as gardens, animals, cats or mandalas. I put them all on my wish list. I'm also ordering from Amazon a 100-piece marker set.

I kicked myself for not asking my boss if I could work from home tomorrow, as most of those I rode with today are. One of them rides a ferry to get to work from Long Island, and her commute is especially long. I could have asked her at some point today, but I don't know, I always feel like I'm asking for a special favor, and I dislike doing so. So I'll schlep in tomorrow.

However, next week will be great because I'll have my usual Tues/Thursday at home PLUS Friday, becus Friday is the day our office moves down two floors in our building and we'll lose Internet access at the office at 3 p.m. So we can work at home that day. Plus my boss is out Thurs/Fri anyway. Smile Even better, I have this Monday off. So I'll have a 4-day work week with 3 days at home. Yippee me.

5 Responses to “No place like home”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hoping you enjoy being back in your usual work from home routine Smile

  2. mimaki Says:

    I totally identify with you--those kinds of social gatherings can be so exhausting. Your upcoming week sounds awesome!! Don't beat yourself up too much about spending a little more on the coloring books--if you hadn't seen that television ad you probably wouldn't have remembered how calming that activity was for you! That reminder of an activity that brought you peace is worth more than however little extra you spent Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Can you cancel your HSN order, or has it already shipped?

  4. Dido Says:

    Enjoy the opportunity to have most of the week at home this week.

    Enjoy the coloring books. I've been thinking of ordering some myself. I have some in my amazon.com shopping cart but I'm going to stop off at the local art supply store before ordering to compare prices.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    So glad you want to try it too, Dido. I'm enjoying it!

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