Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Post-Vacation Slump

It happened at the end of our honeymoon, and even at the end of our Vegas and Venice weekend trips, but these were nothing when compared to the magnitude of the current, the dreaded, POST-VACATION SLUMP! 

Consider how thoroughly the odds are stacked against us at the moment:

We just got back from three and a half glorious, sun-soaked weeks in dear old Arizona, dear old home. I can't express how good it was to see everyone: family, friends, you will be missed.

Our internal clocks are still on Arizona time: we slept until 2 p.m. this afternoon.

The weather is downright freezing here (and that's not hyperbole!) and most likely will be until late March or even April.

School starts on Monday, as does a new job for Teriann.

And on and on... moan, moan, moan. For all this bellyaching though, we have a lot to be thankful for: it's great to be back with the flatmates; once the initial push of getting back into school passes and I get some inertia built up, I really do enjoy school and the people there; and it's not everyone that has the opportunity to live in Europe for two years. As long as it seems right now, the next year and a half will fly by, and we'll have some amazing times traveling. 

So it's a temporary slump, to be sure, but do I ever wish April would hurry up and get here.

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