Vacation Withdrawal

by jenna on March 1, 2010

Hi!

I am DRAINED today and having serious mountain withdrawal! You know what its like right after a vacation when you get home and have no groceries whatsoever, a dirty house, loads of laundry to do and a book deadline in one month? Yeah, March might be a wee stressful…I can already feel it now. Luckily, it didn’t take us ten hours to get home last night….I think it was about 4 1/2? I fell asleep during the final hour of the drive and feel like I need about 12 hours of sleep to totally catch myself up from last weekend’s shenanigans.

This morning I ate the only thing in my house, my last two Kashi waffles with my last bit of almond butter and jam:

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And then I rushed to the yoga studio to work the desk for awhile before hitting up Trader Joe’s for a MASSIVE grocery shop. I grabbed a salad on route…this had goat cheese, bell peppers and walnuts in it—

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And was promptly destroyed in .5 minutes.

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I have about 500 things I should do today….need to shower and prioritize. I wish I had time for a NAP!
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Kalli@fitandfortysomething March 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I know the feeling…..we just got back from a weekend getaway and it is hard to get back to a schedule. I am glad you had fun in tahoe-great place!

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amanda March 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I am slowing getting back to normally after my weekend getaway too. Mine was only into the city but did so much stuff. Btw, the salad looked sooooo good

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Christie @ Honoring Health March 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Weekend getaways are always so fun but they do put a damper of the weekday routine. Good luck getting everything done!

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Molly March 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I am soooo jealous of your Tahoe adventure…..and btw, love your new hair color!

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Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather March 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Getting back in routine after an awesome vacay is always hard. Hope you can get a nap in girl.

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Jessica @ How Sweet March 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

The first days back from time away are the worst. Hope the week speeds up for ya. ;)

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Evan Thomas March 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Don’t we all just want to nap deep down?

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Ameena March 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I really hate those few days after a vacation…it is a letdown and the grocery/food issues is a total bummer! Nothing a huge TJ’s grocery shop can’t fix though.

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Stef March 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

those waffles look so delicious! always a bummer to come home from a fun vacation totally wiped out and in need of another trip!

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GurlOnA"Diet" March 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm

wow u really cleaned that salad! that looks so yumm!!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite March 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I always feel so our of sorts the first days back from vaca….

It does feel good to get back to a routine!

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Mama Pea March 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

See, that’s why I’m cleaning before I leave!

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Lauren @ eater not a runner March 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

The return from vacay is never easy! TJ’s makes everthing better though ;-)

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Kaitlin March 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I’m totally with you! I went to a wedding this weekend and I’m still not fully recovered on sleep…plus I have a million things to do for school this week so sleep may not come till this weekend!
Good luck getting everything done!

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) March 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Mmmm, the waffel sandwich and salad look like the perfect way to fuel for a busy day. Love Kashi waffels!!

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Kati @ Living Well March 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I need some kashi waffles asap! My grocery store stopped selling them :/ Get to writin! You’ll get it done and it will be FABulous!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I really enjoy sleeping on car journies – no idea why, there’s just something so comforting about it!
Love the salad :D

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Cynthia (It All Changes) March 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm

That vacation let down is hard. But you can buck up and do it.

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman March 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I feel like my to do list piles up while I’m on vacation. That first day home is a major shocker–not only am I not in ____ (insert really awesome place), but I have a million chores to do. Now. Ah, to have a maid who would prep my home for my return…

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Katy ( The Balanced Foodie) March 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I hate coming home from a vacation when everything seems crazy and all you want to do is sleep! I totally understand. I could SO use a nap right now.

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Trader Joe’s to the rescue! Seems like a busy month, but you can do it! Why don’t ya plan a book deadline celebration – motivation ;)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) March 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

girl, i totally understand vacation withdrawel…that feeling that you actually never even left? yeah. hate that!

stick with it, you’re gonna do SO great with your book!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

You always need a vacation after a vacation! At least you had something good to eat in the house this morning! Hope you get some time to get back into the swing of things!

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Danielle (Coffee Run) March 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Coming back from a vacation is always bittersweet for me. I like my home :)

Have a good night

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Ann March 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I just finished spring break and I know the feeling. Not looking forward to two midterms this week but hey, at least I’m done in 5 weeks!
Also wanted to mention that I absolutely ADORE your hair. You look amazing as a brunette!

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Sarah March 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Glad you had a great weekend away! I love the feeling of “coming home” but definitely could do without the chaos that ensues the minute you walk in the house while you try to play catch up. Here’s to a relaxing week!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

rest up and I am sure that you will feel better soon! I know what you mean about coming back from holidays to washing, chores etc….Sometimes its as though you need a holiday after the holiday ;)

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Ann @ Appalachian Appetites March 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Oh please share what you bought ;-) I love TJ goodies and always find something unique and yummy! I wish there were more in NC!

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I hear ya on the vacation withdrawls. It’s unpleasant reporting back to the grind and reality after having a blast in a new place.

That TJ’s salad is GORGEOUS. I would’ve been as ravenous with it too.

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MMiller March 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Take a day or two to recover from your weekend! Do stuff around the house and write! Rest up…it is going to be quite a month! You don’t need to be getting yourself sick!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

It’s always a little hard to get back into the swing of things after a fun vacay!

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eatmovelove March 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I get stressed out on running silly little errands – in EVERYDAY LIFE…so yah, returning from vacay can’t be easy…but hey – I’ll switch with ya ;)

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Christie March 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Salad looked delish! Get on that book girl! You know we are all rooting for you and can’t wait to read it (no matter what its about)! Hey, there is a giveaway idea ;)

Get some rest hun!
~Christie

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Marcia March 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

So…I just noticed the hair…had to go ALLLL the way back to find the original posts (boy, I was behind.) So why the interest in going brunette?

I totally get the washed out/ okay warm vs. cool thing. I did a warm “golden blonde” in college that was a mistake. And when I went to a salon to get my hair fixed at one point, it ended up red…not so good. Cool for me too.

And my spouse loves the brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts too. Me, I’m a strawberry girl.

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Coming back after vacation is sooo hard!!! Hate that :(

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Picnics and Peonies March 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

That waffle sandwich looks so so good. And why oh why does TJ’s continue to taunt me?! I lived in LA for awhile and it was my favorite store ever, but am now in Vancouver and alas- Canada doesn’t have it! Boooo!
PS I enjoyed reading that you watched the men’s hockey game! Fun to see the other side of the spectrum (you guys wearing American flags, etc). You should’ve seen how crazy it was in Vancouver! I swear, everyone in the city was wearing red and white :) Great game though!

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diana(mymarblerye) March 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm

i always try to leave my house SPARKLING clean so when I come home from vacation it’s a bit nicer….it still sucks to come back to reality but you have us. :) Good luck this month! Just breath!

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Carrie March 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Coming home from vacation can definitely be stressful. My advice is to just take it one day at a time and tackle your hardest tasks first. Everything else will fall into place.

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Tara March 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I am going to make a salad with goat cheese tomorrow. That looks great. I have the vacation blues and I didn’t even go anywhere.

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Jenna March 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Salad looks fab!!

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Laura Georgina March 2, 2010 at 7:11 am

Awww, it stinks to come back to reality! I’m sure you’ll feel better tomorrow, just treat yourself well today.

I also kind of like watching the laundry spin (as long as the laundromat is relatively psycho-free!)

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie March 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

I want your salad!! I’ve been craving a good salad and that one looks like it would seriously hit the spot just right.

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Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

I know the feeling about March… well, except for the whole book thing.. ;)

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Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. March 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

That salad looks great!

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