After a little R&R we returned home last night—– and immediately forgot about the rest part of the R&R.
Perhaps I have an OCD problem. Just the regular run of the mill obsessive compulsive disorder! I know friends and relatives who go on vacation and return home, and do not open their suitcases until the next day if they are diligent, or for the next three days. When I ask them if they have sorted their clothes out and thrown them in the washer, they look at me as if I am daft.
I love coming home. Even after staying at a great resort or hotel, with incredible service by the staff, I love coming home to my own bed and pillows. My washer and dryer.
So last night after we got home around 9:15 or so, I opened my suitcase and took out all the clothes to be washed. The man looked at me and said, “I think you should do the wash tomorrow. We have traveled the entire day, and I know you are tired.”
I was not tired. I was charged. Like the Eveready Bunny, I just took two loads of my clothes and got them churning in the washer. Then I sat down and paid some bills on line. Woke up in the morning and the mail that had been held at the post office, came in a huge basket. I sorted that out, most of it was catalogues and junk mail and requests for donations.
After shower, went grocery shopping. While there, heard from my son who said, “Mom, it is only 10:30 now. I thought you would be home relaxing and just unwinding from your trip!” heh heh. How little he knows me. He was home waiting for me when I reached home.
Then I cooked. A LOT! To last us for the whole weekend or more.
These chores of mine, are my little pleasures. I enjoy doing them and feel so gratified when I am done.
We had a great time in LA. Got to talk to Janet (slmrt), too bad I couldn’t see her. But I did get to see a friend from my hometown in India. We went for lunch one day. And I got to see Carlos. Remember him from Xanga? We have kept in touch. We went to Malibu Beach and toured the Getty Villa per Janet’s recommendation. It was so grand and worth every minute I spent there. Carlos was with us, and on our way home, he stopped at a roadside mango stall and let me buy two humongous mangoes. What a friend!
Most of the photos I took are from my cell phone. I am not sure how I can post them to WP. Hah! I thought I had posted all the photos through my cell phone. I see that only one has made it here. I guess i have to do individual photos. What a chore. Please be patient with me.