Saturday, September 29, 2007


Since I usually write about occurrences that take place in my day to day work, this post is not going to be typical since I just got back today. As I've said, I was looking forward to relaxing and that is almost just what I did. I ate like a pig, drank like I usually don't, did the duty free thing, visited a couple of old haunts, met lots of people, enjoyed the variation of the colors of the water, was blessed with a beautiful case of sun poisoning all over my balding head, met more people, ate and ate some more, participated in a Relay-For-Life walk for breast cancer at sea, got to see Key West for the first time and spent a good portion of the week just laying in the breeze on our balcony, and I can't forget late nights in the casino. All in all I had a great time...but...I'm glad to be home.

It's amazing how I impatiently wait so long just for a vacation to get here, looking so forward to leaving all of my life behind, have a wonderful time while I'm away, yet when I return home I realize that all that I really want out of life is right here. It's good to be home.

This will never prevent me from going on a trip or vacationing in some far off country since while I'm there I enjoy the fantasy of being able to do nothing. But I also get to see the unfulfilled needs of those who live in some of those places; that's sad. Then as reality sets in I realize that I need to get back to where I feel I can be of some service, but also back to bills, back to work, back to stress, back to life.

This has been a long day and I'm going to end here. Tomorrow I'll be reading a weeks worth of great posts that I've missed. Until I write again, goodnight!


paisley said...

hug hug kiss kiss welcome home!!!!!

MedStudentWife said...

Welsome back !!!I'm soooooo glad you had a great AND relaxing time :D

pat said...

Welcome Home

Matty said...

I suppose we have to get away from home in order to appreciate it. We are so lucky we have a home and work to come back to.
Glad to see you're back.
My grandson who has Leukemia wants to go deep sea fishing in Key West. As soon as his health is better we plan to go there, thanks to the Wish Foundation.
I wonder if you had a chance to vist Hemingways haunts?

deathsweep said...

Unfortunately, we never did get to go to Hemingways which was one of the few things I really wanted to do. Perhaps another time.


a loved one... (there I will be consistent) said...

A charity walk -- how cool. I am thinking for registering for another myself. The heart walk is soon I think.