Since I took that "extra" day the plan was to be productive and make use of it, but it wasn't happening. I couldn't seem to force my body into action. No wonder they say the early bird gets the worm because when I wake up at 10:30 the day feels half over and I've given up on accomplishing anything before I even start. I ate a late breakfast and then watched Dance Mom's while my "food settled" enough for exercise and the next thing I knew it was 3:30pm and I'd done nothing but download vacation pictures and spend way too long trying to figure out how to get pictures off my phone. The whole day-wasted!! I couldn't have that so I jumped up, started laundry and got in a Bikini Body Guide work out. I'm sure I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I'm more proud that I finally took care of it. I've been riding around with bags of clothes in my trunk for almost a year. It's the hoarder in me. Determined to finally unload them once and for all I jumped in the car and made it to the Goodwill donation center by 5:00pm (and rescued a skirt from one of the bags) just as it was closing up shop. I feel so much lighter just knowing those clothes are gone and that I can finally use my trunk again. Then I made it to the car wash at 5:20pm just in time to be the last car washed for the day. I even got gas. Mind, you I planned to do all of those things before I left, but what with stress packing and running around buying things I realized I didn't have it never happened. It all worked out because I salvaged what was left of the day and accomplished everything I planned in the space of two hours.
So yeah, I'm back and I was feeling really energetic and rested until I woke up for work this morning. I leave tomorrow for a two night work trip that I need to pack for, but that should be a piece of cake after packing for seven nights in Hawaii. It's not like I'll be doing anything fun.
My body is back, but my brain is still riding a bike on Kapaa Beach. I just need a few more days to find my groove. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you know that extensive vacation recaps will follow just as soon as I can get it together enough to write them.