Hi, everyone! We arrived back home at 2 am this morning from our 3-week vacation in California. Sorry to just sort of disappear, but I didn't want to announce on the internet that we'd be gone for 3 weeks. Also, I was seriously ill with bronchitis before we left, so I had no time at all for blog posts the week before the trip. Thanks to those of you who checked in on me and asked if I was OK.
I have 882 e-mails, a huge bin of mail, piles of dirty laundry, and a washing machine that's been holding wet towels for 3 weeks (eww!), but I'm too exhausted to deal with any of it. I'm too worn out for blog posting, either, but it just occurred to me that it might be nice to talk to people who would understand.
Don't get me wrong - it was a fabulous vacation! We visited mountains, beaches, waterfalls, and cities. We camped and stayed in nice hotels and even spent two nights in a treehouse! We've taken a lot of great trips, and this was one of the best.
But, I got very, very sick while we were out there. The bronchitis I had before we left came back with a vengeance during the second week of the trip, and we spent a half a day trying to get through to my doctor to refill my antibiotics. So, now here I am, after another 8 days on abx (10 days for the first round), and I am still horribly sick - still very congested plus totally exhausted. Of course, despite being so sick, I just kept going and pushing myself. I didn't want to miss out on anything or ruin my family's vacation. And I DID enjoy it, but I know I pushed way too far.
So, I am trying to rest, though it's hard with so much to do. I suspect I will be back at the doctor's office when they re-open after the holiday weekend.
I probably won't be posting much this weekend, but in the meantime, please feel free to take a look at our family trip blog if you'd like to see pictures of how we spent the past 3 weeks. If you scroll down to June 10, 2011, you can see the posts in order.