It would seem that I haven’t been so great with the regular posting since I got home from Ecuador. I mean other than the giveaway for the HP computer, but that doesn’t really count. Especially when you consider that I am normally borderline obsessive about posting something new by midnight every night.
So I’m going to say that I am tired.
I know. It’s so lame.
But it’s so true.
We woke up at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to catch our flight from Quito to Miami and I consoled myself with the thought that I’d be home on my own couch eating Mexican food by 7:00 Saturday night. But then American Airlines decided to have a “small mechanical issue” on my flight from Miami to Dallas and the next thing I knew I was throwing myself on the mercy of an American Airlines gate agent, begging her to get me on the next flight to San Antonio since they were the reason I missed my original flight.
And so I got home, just as fresh as a daisy, at 9:30 Saturday night.
After fifteen hours of travel.
I have spent the last several days hugging my people, eating guacamole and chips, and trying to catch up on sleep. I also went to the mall yesterday to buy new makeup because I’d told myself before the trip that I needed to buy new makeup as soon as I got home. But then I was at the mall and thought how absurd it was that I just got back from the poverty-stricken jungle and I’m spending $40 on tinted moisturizer.
Welcome to re-entry.
It is delightful. And conflicting. And just kind of hard.
But I still bought the tinted moisturizer because I was totally out and I’m forty years old and I need a good moisturizer. And then I just spent the rest of the afternoon feeling bad about it.
On the plus side, I don’t think I have malaria.
Not that I really ever thought I had malaria but, you know, I was in the jungle with mosquitoes. But since it appears I made it out without a single bite it looks like I’ll be okay.
Is this making any sense?
No. I didn’t think so.
My brain still isn’t functioning normally. As evidenced by the fact that I read a headline yesterday that said, “First interview with Giffords”. And I thought how weird because does any really care about Frank Giffords anymore? I mean, I know Kathie Lee is on The Today Show with Hoda and maybe she talks about Frank a lot. I don’t really know because I can’t watch Kathie Lee without wishing that television had never been invented and that feels like blasphemy and so I just stay away from that hour of The Today Show.
But then I realized about ten minutes later that the headline was actually referring to Congresswoman Giffords.
Yes. That makes more sense.
And, also, it’s Frank Gifford. Singular.
Anyway, I promise that henceforth I will be back to my regular Monday through Friday posting schedule. However, I can’t promise that I’ll write anything meaningful or useful.
In other words it will be back to normal around here.
Thanks for a little bit of grace as I get back to life as usual.
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