Back to the Old Grind

We humans are quite adaptable. It’s amazing how quickly we can completely change our environments and meld right in without any anxiety. In fact for the past week I’ve not felt a hint of nervousness. Perhaps if I had ventured into the drivers seat of our passenger side driving seat and tried to drive on the other side of the road it might have given me a flutter or two. I know Adam kept cursing himself every time he wanted to put on the turn signal and once again found himself turning the windshield wipers on instead.

After six months of careful diet I threw it all to the wayside. I could not believe how easy it was to not even think about calories. And I don’t even want to admit what I let the kids eat.

Once we were out of the country I barely checked my emails. Amazing considering that I can’t go a day in Chicago without checking them at least once.

Adam and I, who love to see how much we can possibly fit into one day started a lazy routine that included not much more than eating and playing on the beach with the kids.

Finally I didn’t feel like exercising once.

Who was I in Cayman?

The Wongs and Calisoffs at the Tiki Bar in Cayman

When we arrived back to our home in Chicago real life hit me. All of a sudden the rush was on. How quickly could I get to the supermarket and pick up dinner? I wondered as I shoved clothes from the suitcase into the laundry. I’d better call and order I thought while making a mental grocery list and sorting mail.

Life was back to it’s hectic pace.

And as quick as I shed my Chicago skin when I left, I grew another one. Must book the gym, must eat healthy, must call friends and organize some play dates for the kids, must file, must do the monthly video and photos. (Which are up, by the way. You can click on them to the right under the title ‘July 2011’ under ‘Youtube Videos’ and ‘Facebook Photos’.)

As much fun as I had on holiday, it’s always nice to come back home. I’m happy to see the DVR full of new shows, happy to see my friends again, happy start checking off the rest of the fun and exciting stuff I have planned for the kids this summer. I’m excited to be back on my own computer playing with my modern day scrap book, my somewhat censored diary – this blog.

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2 thoughts on “Back to the Old Grind

  1. Nikki – Thanks for “taking” me to Cayman. I enjoyed reading your post on back to the grind. I just returned from NY last night. While I enjoyed sleeping in my bed, I feel so behind on grocery shopping, laundry and now the stress that my summer fun is almost over. Keep up the great writing, and most importantly the love I see in your eyes for your family and your travels.

    Love ya –

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