Are You Rested From My Vacation?

Gee, I hope no one mistook you for passed out...or worse.

Gee, I hope no one mistook you for passed out…or worse.

I hope you feel good and rested from my vacation. I’m glad. If there’s anything else I can do for you, just let me know. I’m really one of the most generous and humble people you’ll ever meet.

I gave you a longer break than I expected and I think you should know why.

Vacationing is very hard work. There I said it. Most people won’t admit it, but, as you know, I’m not most people. I’m a Highly Sensitive People Person…or something like that. (You’ll have to excuse any anomalies or freak-dexters in this post. I’m still suffering the lingering effects of post vacationitis). Plus I am living in the swirly-dirly world of dizzy blondness caused by Chronic Fatigue. (Yes, several real live physicians said I have Chronic Fatigue, which causes my dizziness, brain fog, and the occasional panic attack from over-stimulation, but probably not my blondness).

So here is a synopsis of traveling for me:

  • Pre-packing Pandemonium: How do I pack for a week on the beach coming from the north where I avoid the sun and warm weather? Do they make SPF 200?
  • Dealing with Scrappy’s Depression: Scrappy sees a suitcase and goes into an immediate mopey, SPCA abandoned dog commercial look. So I have to put off packing until the last minute to avoid the guilt.
  • Making Sure Philip has ALL the Proper Paperwork: Do you have any idea how much energy it requires to repeatedly ask if that super-organized man is organized?
  • Pre-Worrying about Airport Screening: I have a titanium plate and 5 screws in my head. Will the TSA think that I’m a really motivated terrorist that will resect my scalp and use my precious scalp metal, a tube of mascara and my Kindle to fashion a bomb? I should take my unimpressive high school science transcripts with me whenever traveling.
  • The Airport Slalom: How is it possible for so many people to carry/drag so many bags while texting/speaking on on their iPhones/droids while eating/drinking while walking/running? It should be an Olympic event. By the way, I wouldn’t watch such an event. It would make me dizzy.
  • Finding Stuff in my Suitcase: Or really, not finding stuff in my suitcase that I KNOW I packed but has disappeared. Or finding really stupid stuff in my suitcase that some idiot packed that I’ll never need but just schlepped 1,000 miles.
  • Finding Something I can Eat: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Remember, I am a vegan who doesn’t eat gluten, sugar, or anything processed. BONUS: I generally lose weight on vacation. NOT BONUS: I generally emit grumbly noises from my stomach and mouth on vacation.

All that being said, I love getting away with Philip, seeing new places, and getting out of my rut. But, traveling takes it’s toll on my health. As the vacation wears on, my batteries lose their charge. By the time I get home, I’m running on empty. So, I need several days to recover from my fun. Leave it to me to get sick from having too much fun (without any alcohol involved).

Yeah. No. That's not my problem.

Yeah. No. That’s not my problem. And I don;’t mean bad hair or dental issues.

I’m slowly recovering and just wanted to make an appearance to let you know I’m back. I also posted on Legends Undying for my Sunday Contributor gig. Hop over there and check out why I think I haven’t gotten Freshly Pressed in a long, long time.

Just so you know I did have fun, here are a few pictures of Philip’s and my excellent adventure to the Bahamas, via Fort Lauderdale, FL.

It's a big world out there and I don't know which way to go next.

It’s a big world out there and I don’t know which way to go next.

Some views were postcard worthy…

palm trees

The sand felt like baby powder between my toes.

The sand felt like baby powder between my toes. And the ocean was refreshing.

Some views were, well, less picturesque.

Too many Bahama Mamas?

Too many Bahama Mamas?

Other pictures were irresistible for a variety of reasons…

Now, that's my kind of restaurant. I just wish they served something I could eat.

Now, that’s my kind of restaurant. I just wish they served something I could eat.

I only ventured onto the beach after 4:00 pm, when the sun was low. I was probably the only person there trying hard NOT to tan.

I only ventured onto the beach after 4:00 pm, when the sun was low. I was probably the only person there trying hard NOT to tan.

Philip really wanted me to wear a two-piece bathing suit. I wore it once. and he was sure to get a picture of me in it.

Philip really wanted me to wear a two-piece bathing suit. I wore it once. and he was sure to get a picture of me in it. Here I’m by the pool and in the shade.

I don’t want to leave you with that picture of me, so I’ll leave you with this…

Can't you just hear the rhythmic rush of the surf?

Can’t you just hear the rhythmic rush of the surf?

Since the holidays are upon us, I’ll won’t be posting too frequently until after the New Year. But I’ll try to catch up on your blogs as much as possible while still recovering from all this fun in the shade! And, yes, I believe there will be a new year. Why? Because my book is coming out and the world can’t end before that happens!

The world is not ending. The world is not ending. The world is not ending. Someone hug me now.

The world is not ending. The world is not ending. The world is not ending. Someone hug me now.

~ by Lorna's Voice on December 16, 2012.

34 Responses to “Are You Rested From My Vacation?”

  1. I search a long time to find funny or cute photos for my posts. I’m glad you enjoyed that one!

  2. Great post, thanks. And, that first photo…I want to wall paper my house in it! So darn cute. 🙂

  3. I was thinking the same thing (about the bikini)! We are definitely on the same wavelength. Feel better, dear friend. I’m digging my way out of the blahs, too.

  4. You’ve described my recent energy level exactly. All of my immune problems have flaired, my chicken red crest shots in my knees are aching ( I don’t eat chicken so getting these shots is making me cackle like a chicken – I think they cackle – lol ), blood thinners have made my brain fudge so I am on your same page. Forgive and keep up the rest which is what I am doing. I hope all will forgive me, too, including you. It has been a struggle and I miss all. Be well … love your bikini – you look spectacular. Rock that two piece for hubby indoors. Have a beach picnic inside. Pop the Perrier and do it on New Years Eve. He will be sooo surprised he will love you even more in 2013.
    Merry and Happy … dear friend …..!!!!
    Izzy

  5. Nice to have you back, Lorna…well, at least until after the New Year comes and goes. I go to the beach in the late afternoon too. I’ve had some minor skin cancers removed in the past and do everything possible not to get too much sun on my fair skin.

    Take care, rest up from all your fun and I’ll see you soon! 🙂

  6. Same to you, Peter!

  7. Lovely to see you back. I want to say I’m pleased you had a good rest, but I’m not sure you did. Hopefully you had some quality time with Philip. Rest well, and chill a little and we will see you when you’re ready. If I don’t “see” you before then, I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  8. Gee, thanks. That’s what Philip thought, too. I guess I don’t look too bad for a 55 year old gal… 😉

  9. I know it’s hard to feel badly for me. Maybe I should take a picture of me in a hospital bed, not an ocean-side lounge chair. I just don’t know how to elicit pity from people… 😉

  10. Lorna, you hot mama! I hope you make a full recovery from the hard work of your fun-in-the-shade vacation. I sincerely pity you.

  11. Yeah, mine neither as you could probably tell! 🙂

  12. You’re smokin’ hot in that two-piece there mama! Love the ocean pics, I want to just step through my screen onto that beach…

  13. Parts of my body hasn’t seen the sun in decades!

  14. As the old saying goes, Luck be the lady tonight! I am glad to hear that all went overly well!

  15. Thanks so much! Now I just have to rest up a little more in the comfort and quiet of my home. 😉

  16. I was wearing a decorative scarf on my way to the Bahamas and they about strangled me to feel if I was hiding something nefarious under it. Sheesh! I guess I have to sacrifice fashion for safety. 😉

  17. Hmmm. DO me the blog post or…? 😉

  18. Glad you liked the photos. Travel to the Bahamas now. It wasn’t at all crowded. We got a free upgrade to an ocean-view room because there were so many vacancies… 🙂

  19. Thanks! Other people needed their sun glasses to shield their eyes from the whiteness of my skin! 🙂

  20. Thanks! Funny–resting from having taken a nice beach vacation… 😉

  21. Thanks! I’m not fully charged, but I’m back it bits and spurts… 😉

  22. He tends to be a very melodramatic canine. I wonder where he gets that from? 😉

  23. Thanks, Diana. I know. You always have been. I’m easing my way back in… 🙂

  24. That’s why I only wore that two-piece once! Phil took that picture without me knowing, the cad! 😉

  25. My, my, my – what a shapely woman you are.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your vacation: There is not a lot of Lorna I can do without.

    U

  26. The beaches look awesome. Glad you’re back. Rest up and don’t stress about blogging. We’ll be here when you’re ready.

  27. Dealing with Scrappy’s depression … haha. Welcome back.

  28. Welcome Back

    DJ-

  29. So glad you had a great time and now rest.

  30. SPF 200 … oh how I wish! Nice pics in your suit! 🙂

  31. The party photo was funny…

    The beach photos were amazingly awe inspiring… Why? Because I was jealous and want to take a vacation now. 🙂 I missed you!

  32. Well put together, nice, I like

  33. glad you had fun,,, in 2003 I had a problem in Orlando airport, kept setting the buzzer off in the scanner.After almost being arrested they eventually scanned my shoes separately and found the soles had metal strip in the sole. I did not even get an apology.. 😉

  34. welcome back from your vacation!

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