Really Easing Back Into Reality

After five days of friend and vacation time, today could have been a shock to my system. I had to get up at 6:45 to go to the gym and as I was getting ready Russ asked me if I could get the plumbers to come fix the only original toilet left in our house. Just those two things alone could be considered a slap in the reality face.

Since I was too tired to eat breakfast I just went to workout without eating and did just fine. I called the plumbers on the way there and left a message. This made me feel like I was having an uber productive day in re-entry.

Since it is Mah Jongg day, and most people are away on vacation I asked my three friends who were coming if we could go out to lunch after playing instead of my cooking them lunch. They all agreed so my Mah Jongg was all playing and no working.

During the game the best plumbers in Durham, the Whaley Brothers showed up. They not only fixed the toilet, but they showed me where a water cut off valve was that neither Russ, ever knew about for 25 years of owning this house and they diagnosed a problem with our tankless water heater that has been plaguing us. The last two things were free!

After the brothers left I joined my friends for lunch at the newly renamed Bull and Bean, formally Bull Street. This game playing and lunching out was reminding me of being on vacation. That being the case I felt like I needed to go home and take a nap. Just as I was getting my feet up Carter came home and asked me if I wanted to go to the movies and see Crazy Rich Asians with her. Sure! This is kind of like a vacation day. So off we went.

The movie is fun and definitely worth seeing. It was Carter’s second time to see it in four days so I knew it was going to be good.

After the movies, Carter and I made dinner with me teaching her how to make risotto as one of her college cooking lessons. Now I am back to putting my feet up. The day might have started out on a taxing note, but it quickly slid back into semi vacation mode. I wonder how long I can ignore reality? It is so much nicer this way.

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