I was off work for the past 17 days.
Today, was the return.
I know. I know.
Complaining is bratty after galavanting around Europe for two weeks.
So I'll do my best not to.
I'm running on a serious sleep deficit here.
My body is confused.
My building fire alarms decided to go off for an hour at 11pm the night I got home.
I spent the weekend with all my friends who I missed so much.
Went to bed late. Got up early.
When my body decided to wake up at 4:45 this morning. Um...
I was like WHUT?
This is round two of my coffee.
In my super cute new mug from my friend Cindy who bought it after seeing it on my etsy favs.
The other side says VOTE.
I think it's hilariously awesome.
Also. I when I came home I knew I wouldn't have time to get milk.
So I stole some creamers from the cruise ship and put them in my suitcase.
Brilliant idea. If I do say so myself.
I brought back some fun treats for the coworkers.
Traditional cookies from Burano Island in Venice, Italy.
Also. I packed my pops.
They help me cope.
This was what I came back to.
Appreciative that my coworkers left my to-do piles in an orderly fashion.
Seriously. Thank you.
It's great and all.
But like, not as fun as Greece.
Sadly, I can't go to Greece every day.
I can have Greek yogurt though.
Marge came and picked me up for lunch.
With the first of my birthday presents.
Going away for my birthday wasn't my fav this year.
What is my fav is that I think I will be getting presents in installments for the next month or so.
We have a lunch tradition.
It's one of my favs.
Last year, in Rome, I bought this little calendar.
I was so excited to go to the Spanish Steps this time - which I missed out on last time.
And I did.
They were beautiful. I wish I could see them at night.
I guess that will have to be next time.
Its time to flip to September...but maybe not just yet.
And this is what I was left with after the first day back.
Not too bad.
Also. This may be time to note it was my work anniversary on Friday.
8 years of spinning circles in this little spot.
Best part of my day.
Happy dog. Happy mail.
She always, ALWAYS likes to put her toys all up in whatever I'm doing.
That ball was placed there so that I would IMMEDIATELY THROW IT. LIKE NOW. I'M WAITING.
She needs a bath.
And that dirty face. OUT OF CONTROL.
Ran to Target for a few essentials (MILK. DIET COKE. IMPULSE BUYS.)
And on my way home had my camera in the passenger seat.
I just grabbed it and snapped a few shots.
Didn't even look.
Caught the sun just about to dip behind the hills.
It's real life.
But it ain't too terrible.
Plenty of coffee.
A great job.
Friends that love me.
A dog who is adorable.
And a God who has given me all of that and finishes the day with incredible sunsets.
...that moment where you get to the end of writing a post, and you can't even remember why you would even think to complain...
THAT is why I blog.
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