Day 2 back in reality...
Actually, real life isn't all that bad...like everything else, it's all a matter of perspective.
Sometimes going "home" to Cinci only serves to remind me what I have, in some instances, forfeited, as it were, by establishing/re-establishing my life in Iowa. Then again, maybe some of those things "lost" should lost remain. It's the ol' glass half empty/half full/be careful what you wish for scenario.
They say you can't really go home again...but God knows I've given it the ol' college try. And in doing so this last time, here is what I've learned:
1. White Castle "sliders" -- with extra pickles -- really do taste best at 3 a.m.
2. No one remembers "Speedy" Joe Duncan, MHS Class of '72. (My apologies to Speedy if somehow he bumps into this blog...who knew?)
3. Makeup bought on vacation is oh, so much more exciting than the same makeup bought at home.
4. If I could afford it, I could easily live the life of a sloth and not feel guilty about it.
5. You can never have too many Big Boys with extra tartar sauce...and The Mainliner is THE best place to enjoy them.
6. Mary Kay has more lip stick colors than Carter has little pills.
7. We really are as young as we feel.
8. Time flies at the speed of light, especially on vacation.
9. Misty water-colored memories of the way we were become misty-er per each glass of wine.
10. I have the best friends in the world.
11. I really don't want to be a grocery schlepper the rest of my life.