Gah! Where am I? What time is it??!!!! It feels like 4:30 in the morning but the sun is up….I feel like I’ve entered into some strange time morph tunnel and somehow now I am in my bed, snuggling with my favorite guy and surrounded by all my books.
Wow. It’s crazy to be home!
Actually, my flights and everything were all on time yesterday and everything. I just had forgotten how far I really live. In the Dallas airport I bought my favorite travel snack of frozen yogurt with sprinkles—
And it felt so good to see both my parents waiting for me outside in Tampa! Boy, the weather is different here. I forgot what humidity feels like? Since it was 9:00 (but felt like 6:00!) my mom had a great dinner waiting for me at home with a glass of Alexander Valley cab 🙂
Salad with Annie’s dressing:
Risotto with proscuitto and pear:
I attacked my food like a crazy person. Traveling makes me so hungry!
I roamed around my room for awhile….went through some papers, re-typed some old poems I found in my closet, stared into my closet…..and then I took a tylonel pm and a bubble bath and passed out with Mikan by my side. 🙂
Don’t ask me why I thought it was an amazing idea to set my alarm for 7 am (4 am!) this morning.
Peach chobani with Kashi, banana and pom seeds.
So yeah, I REALLY wanted to go to yoga this morning and see some lovely familiar faces at my old studio. However, I don’t know how great my practice will be because I am a walking zombie. I figure I can take a nap later, in between doing my taxes and shopping at Anthropologie (do those two things go together?!).
amandaFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:00 am
What a great way to start your breakfast. Hope you have fun shopping at getting taxes done today. 🙂
Sarah (Shep)February 5, 2010 at 5:01 am
anthropologie singlehandedly wipes out my wallet. and i am a-okay with that… groceries and anthro, all a girl needs in life.
Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)February 5, 2010 at 5:01 am
That breakfast yogurt bowl looks delicious, as does the sprinkle infused frozen yogurt.
Hope you’re able to nix the jet-lag, I recommend a decent nap! Have a lovely stay at home. 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet It IsFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:03 am
Pear in risotto? That just sounds delightful! Enjoy this time at home, Jenna! 🙂
Estela @ Weekly BiteFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:03 am
Glad you made it home safe! Have fun shopping at Anthro!!
Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)February 5, 2010 at 5:05 am
It’s always disorienting the first day or so in a new time zone, even if it’s just 3 hours difference. When I moved to Korea, I fell asleep at 5pm and woke up at 2 or 3 am for the first week!
JennaFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:11 am
Glad you are back home!
Your boxy must be all mixed up with the time changes!
Yummy dinnner by mom and have a great day at yoga and anrhro 😉 pick up something cute!
Katie@ Two Lives, One LifestyleFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:16 am
Home sounds and looks fabulous. Sure the taxes and Anthro go together! Do the taxes first and then go to Anthro for a reward!
Paige (Running Around Normal)February 5, 2010 at 5:17 am
I know the time difference between those two states is insane! When I had to fly from FL to CA one time it totally messed with my head.
Mikan is adorable!
Madeline @ Greens and JeansFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:22 am
Try to think of Anthropologie is a way to spend your tax return! Enjoy your time with your family!
Lauren @ Eater not a runnerFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:24 am
Glad you made it safely! enjoy the zombie yoga 😉
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly VegFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:30 am
Isn’t it always so weird to be home after a long time away? I always find it a little jarring. Hope you have a great time with your fam!!
Heather @ Side of SneakersFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:33 am
Ah that frozen yogurt looks good!! Taxes and Anthro go together–you can use your refund (hopefully) to go shopping!! (That’s how I’d justify it anyways hahaa)
meganFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:37 am
how fun to be home! i love to go home to spend a long weekend 🙂 Seeing you enjoying it makes me wish I was home too!
Gabriela @ Une Vie SaineFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:40 am
Loving the froyo with sprinkles…I’ve been known to get that at the airport, too! Glad to hear you’re enjoying home and your doggie. Have a great yoga class and day!
Kristen @ Change of PaceFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:45 am
So glad you made it home safely girl! Enjoy your time with your family 🙂
Christie @ Honoring HealthFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:45 am
Glad you arrived home safely!
Enjoy your day today!
LeanneFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:49 am
Haha those two things most certainly go together… Shop on!
rustiqueFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:51 am
Anthro goes with everything. It’s the frozen yogurt of activities.
JennyFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:51 am
Glad you made it safely! Traveling makes me so hungry and tired…my body is very sensitive to any type of time change.
Hope you get back on “schedule” today 🙂
SarahFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:54 am
Tylenol PM is the worst for “hangovers!” I hope you wake up at some point and enjoy your day!! I’m so glad you’re back!
SarahFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:55 am
PS I so want to dog-nap Mikan…
Sarah @ The Foodie DiariesFebruary 5, 2010 at 5:56 am
delirious yoga is never bueno haha. i’ve definitely passed out on my mat before
DanielleFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:00 am
Glad you made it home safe and sound! Gosh do I know what you mean about the delirium, I felt similar last night and it’s only because I woke up at 5 am that morning 🙂 enjoy yoga or wherever your day in Tampa takes you!
Kailey (SnackFace)February 5, 2010 at 6:02 am
Awww, so happy you made it home in one piece! Isn’t it lovely to be back? I always find that my entire being–from my body to my core–completely relaxes. It’s also always amazing to have your fur babies by your side!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Jessica @ The Process of HealingFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:05 am
Tylenol PMs always make me feel like that no matter how much sleep I get. But so happy for you girl! You seem so incredibly thrilled to be home. Your mom makes the best looking food…
Morgan @ Life After BagelsFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:06 am
so sweet of your mom to have to get that dinner rounded up for you!
JudyFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:08 am
Welcome Home Jenna! The weather kind of sucks right now but it will be better tomorrow. Promise.
And if you can’t find anything to do, come to the Monster Jam at RJS! LOL
Seriously. I am working the event. You can drop by the office and I can get you some wristbands to get in free. It’s always an interesting crowd. 🙂 Not my thing but hey it’s work! LOL
JillFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:10 am
Depending on your tax situation…go shopping first then taxes 🙂
islandgirleatsFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:10 am
Welcome Home! Your parents must be thrilled to have you home. Last night I had to make the sea scallops with a tomato cream sauce, just like you had the other night. It was amazing!
Danielle (Coffee Run)February 5, 2010 at 6:15 am
Traveling makes me hungry too! Weird…
Enjoy being home 🙂
JenniFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:17 am
Too bad you couldn’t smuggle Dexter with you on the plane…but I’m sure he’s having a nice time in his posh hotel. We have a doggy day camp where you can watch them online and it’s hilarious!! Enjoy being home with your mom and dad…mine are my best friends and I couldn’t imagine being that far away from them!!
Sophie @ yumventuresFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:19 am
Its always so strange to go back home to my parents house, when you feel so different but everything still feels the same! I hope you enjoy every moment in Florida 🙂
Anne PFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:24 am
Bahhhhh I wish I were there so we could playyyyy!!!
KristiFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:27 am
Awwww, Mikan is so cute. I missed seeing pictures of him!
MMillerFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:29 am
Since it is not a beautiful sunny day…good day for taxes and shopping! Hope you get some sun in today! Glad you had a decent travel day! Hydrate well and try to sleep closer to your CA time! That way you won’t have as hard a time when you go back!
Enjoy your Florida time! And your mama’s cooking! How many times have you looked at the webcam for Dexter?
RayaFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:31 am
Welcome back to Florida! There’s no place like home!
HaleighFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:49 am
I hope you have a fabulous time back home with your parents! Your mom seems to be quite the chef! Pear and prosciutto risotto sounds to die for delicious!
Emily Eats and ExercisesFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:51 am
Welcome back to the east coast. Jet lagged or no I bet it will fun to head back to your old yoga studio. Plus your mom seems to make some great food!
Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)February 5, 2010 at 7:15 am
Traveling always does weird stuff to my tummy, but frozen yogurt with sprinkles sounds like a good fix! 🙂
So jealous of your warm Florida weather – it’s supposed to SNOW tomorrow here in NYC.
Heather (Heather's Dish)February 5, 2010 at 7:17 am
what a fabulous dinner…i LOVE ‘welcome home’ dinners!
glad your travels went well, and hope you have a great time shopping & doing taxes (b/c yes, they do go together 🙂
Cait (Cait's Plate)February 5, 2010 at 7:19 am
I’m always so jealous of your fro yo! I didn’t know the dallas airport had that! Glad you’re home safe and sounds and cozy in bed with books and your dog! There’s nothing better 🙂 Okay, except for maybe Anthro 😉
JamieFebruary 5, 2010 at 7:26 am
What a blessing when all of your flights and connections are on time; I feel like that NEVER happens anymore!
FreyaFebruary 5, 2010 at 7:40 am
I kind of live at the Dallas airport, so I know exactly where that Grove is and exactly how delicious it is.
Laura GeorginaFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:10 am
It must be soooo nice to be home…. Parent food is always the best!
I always try to wake up early when I go home, but I end up reverting to teenage behavior and can sleep till noon, so kudos on getting up (even if a sneaky nap is involved later) 🙂
mackattackFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:11 am
it’s always tough going across the country! But it’s good to just make you be in the new time zone…
OmarFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:12 am
post some of those old poems! 😀
Kristilyn (My 29th Year)February 5, 2010 at 8:15 am
Your breakfast looks great! Have fun shopping. 🙂
Beth @ DiningAndDishingFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:20 am
aw, have fun being home in FL Jenna! I waited 6 months to return home after moving out to DC which was TOO LONG! i’m sure this trip will be just the boost you need 🙂
Lauren @ louisianagrownFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:27 am
Glad to see you home, but sorry you have to experience the humidity again. I wish I could get a break from it!
The BrunetteFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:35 am
Frozen yogurt is my favorite part of traveling! I really never get it otherwise, since I live in a cold place and the nearest TCBY (my favorite) is crazy far away, but they have it at EVERY airport and I get so excited to sit and read with my chocolate froyo while waiting for a flight.
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]February 5, 2010 at 8:38 am
Can’t wait to see what adorable things you find @ Anthro!
MeganFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:58 am
Welcome home!! Enjoy your time there!! There’s nothing better than getting to spend time w/ your parents/old house after beign away!!
CarolynFebruary 5, 2010 at 9:09 am
Man! I wish I was somewhere warm this morning!
Salah@myhealthiestlifestyleFebruary 5, 2010 at 9:14 am
I LOVE Anthropologie! THeir stuff is super cute! Looks like a great breakfast to me!!!!!
Salah@myhealthiestlifestyleFebruary 5, 2010 at 9:15 am
I LOVE Anthropologie!!! They have the cutest stuff!! That breakfast looks amazing as well!
KarlaFebruary 5, 2010 at 9:31 am
I find it easier to get adjusted to time change when I force myself to wake up at a certain hour, even if that means I’m tired all day long.
Ugh taxes! I have to do that too!
Enjoy your time in Florida!
Janice (O.S.M.B.)February 5, 2010 at 9:43 am
PUGGLE! He looks strangely similar to Murph, my little guy. Hilarious Christmas video with my parents puggle puppy and Murph… http://rateyourworld.wordpress.com/2009/12/25/merry-christmas-2/
I love them 🙂
Kelly B.February 5, 2010 at 9:56 am
Have a fun visit home!!!
PippaPatchworkFebruary 5, 2010 at 10:41 am
Ah, Anthropologie is the best! Sometimes shopping trumps exercise 😉
eatmoveloveFebruary 5, 2010 at 11:23 am
Meh…the first couple of days after travelling are a doozy – your little guy is the cutest thing evahhhhhh!!!! I so want a dog or even a cat …but think it’d suck in my tiny apartment…and another expense – it’s not just the food! it’s the vet and all that…and responsibility – whew! i can barely take care of myself 🙂 !!
ColeFebruary 5, 2010 at 11:27 am
Adjusting to time differences is always a bit tough. Hopefully shopping helps!
Jenn (www.j3nn.net)February 5, 2010 at 11:58 am
I love soft serve froyo, I wish there were places year-round to get it. Not that that would be a good idea actually LOL.
The Healthy AppleFebruary 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm
Risotto with proscuitto and pear…wow that sounds delish…enjoy Florida, Jenna!
Mary (Food Fit & Fun)February 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm
It must feel great to be home! Looks like your parents welcomed you very nicely!
JessicaFebruary 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm
sprinkles are seriously my favorite topping if i’m going sweet. i LOVE it on soft serve ice cream. fro yo if it’s available but sometimes i just love some soft serve vanilla ice cream – think mcdonalds cone 🙂
HollyFebruary 6, 2010 at 2:02 am
Esquire Magzine Rule #192: “Female pastry chefs are to men as male architects are to women.”
So made me think of you :o)
JilFebruary 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm
Mmm that breakfast looks so yummy. The pom seeds look so good!