In the words of Arnold, I’ll be back September 21, 2009 · I got home from Orlando yesterday around noon and am in the process of being beat up by reality. Nothing serious, just things like empty refrigerator shelves, mountains of laundry, and other stuff. In other words, I’ll be back tomorrow with more. « Previous article: Edition 66: Fashion FridayNext Post: » Here’s where I decide to just get a tub and washboard Reader InteractionsSimilar Stories Comments Chelle' September 21, 2009 at 8:34 am REST IN FAITH girl! (while your laundering… shopping at Publix… and “other stuff) Praying for you! Vicki September 21, 2009 at 9:00 am “Beat up by reality” boy that sums up in a nutshell what it’s like returning home after being away for a few days or a few weeks. Even if the house is pristine there is always unpacking and laundry from the trip. Transitioning back into the daily routine is hard. suburbancorrespondent September 21, 2009 at 10:17 am I never let general household chaos stop me from blogging. Priorities, girl, priorities! Anne September 21, 2009 at 10:31 am That sounds like my life every day when I get home from work…and I don’t even have kids yet! Nothing to eat unless I take the time (and have the energy!) to prepare it, always loads of laundry, and tons of dishes. Carry on! Tabitha (From Single to Married) September 21, 2009 at 10:51 am I feel for you! Coming home from a trip is often a mixed bag – a bit of relief at being back to “normal” coupled with longing for the days of not having to clean and do laundry. 🙂 Lauren Kelly September 21, 2009 at 11:50 am And add that “I’m sorry” card in there for not visiting me in Orlando, haha!!!! 🙂 Jennie September 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm Hope you had a great trip and that you can fit a nap in there amongst all of the reality. Inky Fingers, Paper Cuts, and a Glitter Mustache September 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm Nope. Not acceptable. Don’t you realize you are letting us all down? What if Betsy Ross used that excuse and never made the Flag? Or Laura Ingalls let laundry (a.k.a. beating your clothes on a rock down by the creek) keep her from journaling?? Where would America be today?? Cathryn September 21, 2009 at 3:10 pm Phew! I saw the title of your blog and thought YOU were going on a bloggy break. We just got Boo Mama back, we can’t stand to lose you too! (if even for a week) I can’t wait to hear your Orlando tales of mediocre Mexican food. A friend from work went to the conference and ate dinner at the same restaurant as Beth and Priscilla and got pics made with them! I’m so jealous! Kimberly September 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm Take a nap first! Mrs Lemon September 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm What is it with people needing to be fed and clothed these days? Teresa September 21, 2009 at 5:54 pm I was at Deeper Still in orlando too!!! Wasn’t it just the best thing ever? Our church was so excited when God showed us His presence w/ a miracle on Sunday… Beth asked for a mighty showing of the Lord and He delivered BIG!!! Glad to have you back! Amanda @ Serenity Now September 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm Hasta la vista (baby). 😉 Hope your trip was great!!