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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 20, 2006 at 8:22am

Experiencing some post-Manhattan, post-Minxing blues… Gosh, we had so much fun, and as great as it is to be home, it’s just not…vacation. You know? It’s pretty wonderful to be in the company of amazing women, who clean up as they go along, actively listen to anything you have to say, make you laugh constantly, check in to see how you feel, offer support for every wildass, dumbass thought you express (and then laugh with you at your idiocy), compliment your every outfit and body part, hand you a cup of coffee in the morning and glass of wine at night (before you even express wanting it – isn’t that what every woman wants, someone to read her mind? It’s NICE.). Damn, now THAT is luxury.

This blue feeling is not helped by my total and utter exhaustion, although I do feel more myself today. Yesterday, I was nothing, a zero. Bloated, bloaty (they’re different, the former is bloated, the latter is the tendency to continue to bloat; they both suck), foggy-headed, listless. In effect, I have jet lag. I know, I know, a one-hour time difference does not jet lag make, but that’s exactly how I feel. I guess I’m Vacation Lagged. Girlie Withdrawal. Sigh. John insisted upon an early bedtime last night, which we achieved, and I am (more) back on track today, I can tell. Which is good, I have alot to accomplish today, so it’s time to snap to it, Stephanie. Stephanie!

Well, time to make a grocery list. Wash clothes. Do dishes. Exercise. Woo. Hoo.

Got through my day, quite nicely in fact. Good KBs workout (which I really needed), trip to visit Stace and Cooper (they’re great), groceries, I even made dinner. Steaks on the grill. Green beans sauteed with olive oil, chopped tomato, and garlic until tender. And, using up some of my first load of CSA-share veggies, a salad of crispy roasted kale, with chopped arugula and basil (from my own pot), a drizzle of syrupy balsamic (to counter the bitterness in the kale), and a grating of salty pecorino. Delicious. Would have been even tastier if someone had been here to eat with me – Nathan’s at baseball practice and John has to work late. Ah, well, good thing I enjoy dining alone...sniff… Just kidding! I do enjoy dining alone, quite alot (because no one enjoys my cooking as much as I)!


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  1. By Stephanie on June 21, 2006 at 7:38PM

    All women needs friends like Suz and Kim and Kathie and Mary and Polly and Michelle and Cami, a couple of aunts like Mary and Marge, a sister like Stace, mothers-in-law like Dot and Barb...when you're surrounded by great women, life is GOOD. It just is.

  2. By Suz on June 21, 2006 at 10:27AM

    All Hail the Sister Women of the world! Unite! We all need each other!!!! Yes, anonymous, good luck to you!

  3. By Stephanie on June 21, 2006 at 9:16AM

    It's so true! If all husbands would just embrace my mantra - a happy wife is a happy life - we could all live in so much more peace. If the woman of the house is well nurtured, she gives it back to the family x 1000. The best return on investment out there. It's OK to be a downer - been there, done that a million (probably more) times myself. Good luck resolving your discontent.

  4. By Anonymous on June 21, 2006 at 7:11AM

    I know EXACTLY how you feel about the after-vacation blues. After a vacation I always have the itch to move...I think because it will get me out of this rut that I live in here. The day to day crap of motherdom and wifedom...I love the mother part but most times the wife part is highly over-rated! Talking about girlfriends and how they seem to know exactly what you want and when....SOOOO TRUE!! Men just don't get it. It's so sad really...we would be so happy if they just understood or merely gave a damn!
    Sorry to be a downer....a little discontent these days.
    I am so envious of you and your girlfriends!! What a great gift all of you have in each other. Lots of love and true commitment to each other!! Fabulous!

  5. By Stephanie on June 20, 2006 at 12:35PM

    Hi Donna - thank you! You're so right, Minneapolis is a great city, and I will feel that way again. And you're right on track with what makes me feel better - planning and making dinner. Settles me in. so thank you for asking! I'm making grilled steaks and an assortment of vegetables - my first CSA delivery came while I was gone. Big salad, for sure, plus I think I'll roast the kale. I'll be specific when it gels...thanks for the nice note! Stephanie

  6. By Donna on June 20, 2006 at 9:39AM

    Hi Stephanie,

    Welcome back! Looks like you had a fabulous time. I know the feeling.....the blue, kind of... "back to the old routine feeling".

    I always have that feeling when I return from New York. It doesn't help that it is gloomy here this morning.

    I did the Lori and Julie trip to New York in April. We had such a blast! I had that exact feeling upon return.

    I just felt Minneapolis seemed so dull and boring....so NOT New York. LOL!!!

    But deep down I love this city and so after about 4 or 5 days I stared to really love being here all over again....Until the next time I need to get out of here and do it all over again!!!!

    So....what are you making for dinner :) ?