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The bad thing about a lovely holiday weekend?
Returning to the real world. Bleh.
I was definitely tired and stressed out prior to last weekend. But since I've returned, add to that a mood I can only describe as post-holiday funk. Or maybe resentment at the universe for my not being independently-wealthy enough to loll around a lake year-round, and instead having to work for a living.
But I cannot let my current mood spoil the memories of the wonderful weekend that it was. Great fun, great food, great family, friends and festivities. And I even got a little (okay, very little) knitting done while down there. All-in-all, a perfect, if short, vacation. Which makes non-vacation life that much harder to face.
I will choose, however, to count my blessings and be thankful. And look eagerly forward to the next time I can get away, which won't be soon enough.