Today was our first full day back home and it's been so nice! Matt is still on vacation for another week or so, which means we get to be a family of 3 for a little longer! We took Lilly to the doctor this morning to make sure her ear is OK and it was so nice to have him with us. We also went to the library and the grocery store, took a walk, cleaned the house... and I dug out my stack of Cooking Light magazines with more motivation than I've had in years. Yeah, YEARS.
I feel re-energized and collected. Before vacation I was a mess and now I feel like I might be able to do this after all. And having Matt home for a month has been a HUGE help. April, May and June may have been awful, but having this concentrated time together as a family is priceless. I can't even remember the last arguement we had about who's doing more, who should be doing what, who deserves the award for most over-worked and under-appreciated (sounding familiar?!). I'm thankful that our jobs have allowed for this time.
I read some great parenting and marriage books on vacation. When I have a few minutes I'll post them. The best, hands down, was "It Sucked and Then I Cried" by the author of the blog dooce.com. SO FUNNY! Matt was so embarrassed by my random laughing out loud on the airplane, at the pool, at the airport. I would just burst out with a chuckle and sometimes laugh so hard I cried! That's a good book.