Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 1300 - Homeward Bound

We are on the final leg of our return journey ...

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At some point in the middle of the afternoon we will return home.  As we pack our gear into the back of the car one final time after our overnight stay in Taree I think not so much of the journey we have just taken (I already did that every night before bed during the trip) but on what awaits me as we walk through the front doors when we get home.


The stuff I AM looking forward to when we get home:

  • A great big cuddle from our house as we walk through those front doors
  • A clean house
  • Picking up Max from the farm on the way and giving him big Labrador hugs
  • My own bed
  • The colours of autumn (if indeed there are any leaves left on the trees)
  • Getting back to my normal eating patterns
  • Getting back to my normal (not) drinking patterns
  • My big deep soothing bath
  • Not having to pay a daily rate for our accommodation (unless you count the mortgage which of course could well be regarded as a daily rate .... but that's just plain depressing)
  • Fast broadband internet
  • Getting back to normality
The stuff I am NOT looking forward to when we get home:
  • Unpacking a KIA load of "stuff"
  • Washing three suitcases full of clothes, swimmers and towels
  • Having to vacuum out the heating ducts to remove dust and then turning on the heating
  • Having to do the groceries
  • Cooking
  • Weening the kids off soft drink
  • Raking up the leaves
  • A pile of work and the need to catch up
  • Hearing the kids complain about going back to school
  • Having to exercise to work off the 3 kgs I put on over the last two weeks
  • Getting back to normality.
Of course the holiday was far too wonderful to focus too heavily on the "enormity" of the homeward leg, but it's the bit that is on today's horizon so it is taking up a bit of my brain space right now.  She says with a sigh ...

The problem with holidays is they have to end. But there is no doubting that home is where the heart is and without "normality" we wouldn't recognise the positive impact that holidays and subsequent homecomings can have on the soul.

What does coming home mean to you?

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9 comments :

  1. I actually consider myself quite a homebody - spending a few relaxing days at home with the little one can actually be quite relaxing. Of course if we were coming back from a very enjoyable holiday - it can quite sad that the holiday is coming to and end but its also nice to be back in familiar grounds :)

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  2. Have just got home from three days in the big smoke to find Mr Workaholic and Teenage Son have no idea what it means to pick up themselves or to care for the pets!!!
    So coming home this time has meant hours of work - arrgh.

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  3. Have just got home from three days in the big smoke to find Mr Workaholic and Teenage Son have no idea what it means to pick up themselves or to care for the pets!!!
    So coming home this time has meant hours of work - arrgh.

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  4. Coming home to my own bed is at #1...always!
    Hope you had a great time!

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  5. Holidays are such a let down...that is when they end and life has to go back to the same old same old stuff!
    I love road trips - driving and driving with no-idea where the end is, or even mystery trips!
    The cleaning - I like to forget about the endless washing after coming home!

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  6. Welcome home! Any baby yet?
    Hope you have a long relaxing bath and a good sleep tonight xx

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  7. Ah, I love that old saying about getting away being great but coming home being even better. That's me. I used to love best coming home to piles of letters, but that'snot so exciting at all these days!

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  8. No baby yet. Watch this space!

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  9. I hope you've travelled home safely.
    I'm currently visiting my brother in Brisbane, and while it's only a short 3 day visit, I already look forward to going back to my own space, and the quiet of home.

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