We got home late Sunday night from an amazing, but too short trip to northern Michigan. Seems everyone was traveling home Sunday after the holiday and what should have taken us eight hours took us eleven. Eleven hours in a car with two kids sounds fun, right? It was awesome.
As I lay in bed last night, I thought of all the things I didn’t accomplish on my first day back home again. I didn’t finish unpacking, I didn’t blog, I didn’t run, I didn’t perfect the new recipe I tried, and I didn’t plan Tim’s upcoming birthday or our anniversary.
Why do we do this to ourselves? It’s not like I sat on the couch eating bon bons and watching daytime TV yesterday. I forced myself to stop thinking about the things I didn’t accomplish and instead focus on the things I did accomplish.
I did wash and put away all the dirty laundry from our trip. I did 1.25 hours of weeding in the yard. I did go grocery shopping. I did get the car washed and vacuumed. I did test a new recipe. Of course there are the usual suspects: prepare and clean up after preparing three meals and take care of two munchkins all day. There’s that.
Even though traveling ruins schedules and creates too-long to-do lists, I love it. Spending a long weekend in the place I grew up, surrounded by family, was good for my soul. I miss the water and crisper air northern Michigan offers already.
From the small-town parade to the time spent on the best lake in the world, we had a fabulous trip. Here are some pictures from our time in Michigan. I hope to have a recipe to you in the next few days. If I can tackle that to-do list!
I hope everyone is having a great week!