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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vacation Withdrawal

I have been home for five days; it has been a traumatic experience. Not once has anyone come in and changed my sheets, made my bed, or brought me freshly laundered towels. Not once have I awakened to a free continental breakfast. Not once, people, in five days! This is very upsetting. I had grown to love those little shampoo and body lotion bottles...none of those have shown up, either. This must be that dreaded condition called, "vacation withdrawal!"

I remember I suffered from this once before several years ago when we had taken a ten day vacation in Aruba. I was totally traumatized when I returned to work and not once was I offered frozen fruit on a stick; not one pina colada was delivered to my desk; and not once did a handsome pool boy come by and offer to spritz me! I tell you, it was not a pretty predicament.

I really thought it was a plague that only attacked those who worked for a living. Being retired, I never expected to suffer this infection again! But here I am: pathetically wishing for my Priority Pack with the bottled water, sun chips, granola bar, and apple from the Holiday Inn Express; pining for pretty towel animals placed on the sink by creative, caring maids, and wondering where those sausages, waffles, and cinnamon danish went?

On the bright side, I haven't once exited the elevator on the wrong floor, lost sleep because of the freight train humming past hourly, or struggled with wretched wi/fi.

Count your blessings, count your blessing--the glass is half full, girl!

16 comments:

Gloria said...

Oh bless, big hug across the miles to you Eva, know exactly what you mean only you say it better!! Hope you still have photos to post though 'cos I guess some of us will not be wanting to go through the withdrawal with you quite yet:)

Good to have you back!

Steven Anthony said...

I hate that.....been there done it, dont like it.....lol loved this post, made me smile ;)

peace

Trudy said...

See, this is exactly why I rarely vacation. Ok, that's probably not the real reason..but you've given me something to be thankful for today, LOL!

Wander to the Wayside said...

Sorry, but I don't have the least bit of sympathy for you! You at least have memories of those things you are now missing, unlike those of us who are have been in non-vacation mode for too many years to count.

Meeko Fabulous said...

This is exactly what I'm talkiing about. Do you know how much of a killing hotels would make if they did a monthly mortgage sort of a deal???

Stereos and Souffles said...

Seriously. Living in a hotel would be sweet!! Or even better, how about a live in maid. Now that's what I'm talkin about! Ahhh, we can dream can't we?

The Retired One said...

I can SOOO relate to this!
My husband used to tease me because on the ENTIRE last day of any vacation I would bemoan having to leave the next day. Every hour on the hour, I would whine about why we couldn't be independently wealthy, or just STAY on the tropical island and try and find jobs...ANYthing so we wouldn't have to go home yet. ha

natalee said...

LOL!!! Wouldnt it be great if someone walked around offering frozen drinks at work...LOL!!!!!Im glad you had a safe and wonderful trip

jules said...

I went through the same thing! It's brutal. Good luck with your transition back.

K a b l o o e y said...

Oh, I completely identify with this post. I even start to suffer from "vacationwithdrawal" when I pass the halfway point of the trip. But glass half-full and all, I know -- at least this is an affliction that only the fortunate can contract. Welcome home!

Nicole said...

dropping by from SITS! Blessings your way!



Nicole

lakeviewer said...

Yeah, vacations do spoil us. But, home is where you can really put your feet up and leave your dirty laundry around.

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Joanna Jenkins said...

I LOVE THIS POST EVA!!! What a hoot. I know exactly how you feel :-)
xo

Kimberly said...

Glad you had a great VAca. I like the candies at night.

It does feel good to home to me.

Mesina said...

Aw, life after the vacation sucks eh?! That same thing happens to me to when I return, the knowledge that once again mealtimes are my job, no one is going to let me select something swish from the menu. Damn them!

On a sidenote, you are my first featured blogger of the week! I hope to change this every Friday, so I'm a day ahead. But you'll get to enjoy the spotlight for a week and a day longer than everyone else....see always a bright side! xx