Who’s counting

July 13th, 2007

Miles flown: 4,400
Set of car keys lost: 1
Admission to two Disney theme parks: $390
Thunderstorms sending us running into gift shops: 8
Profit margin on a $24 Disney t-shirt: $23.92
Investment in Florida tollroads: $18.50
Credit cards lost: 1
Cell phones broken: 1
Credit cards found: 1
Cell phones replaced: 1
Conch fritters consumed: 32
Mysterious cases of skin rash, eye infection, diarrhea and bug bites: 5
Airfare increase to shorten vacation by one day: $300
Return flight delay and rerouting through Denver: 3.5 hours
Only difference between us and the other LA family coming home yesterday: $32.5 million over five years, for starters
Newfound appreciation for emptying 3 suitcases,
sorting 1 ft. stack of mail, doing 6 loads of laundry, scooping 3 pounds of dog poop, vacuuming 2 bags of dog hair, cleaning 2 fish tanks, returning 3 library books and buying $162.78 of groceries, all in one day: Priceless

8 Comments »

  1. woooh! exhausting!
    welcome back.

    Comment by Wendy — July 14, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  2. ouch!

    Comment by stella — July 14, 2007 @ 1:42 am

  3. Welcome home!
    This post was priceless.
    With so few words you captured it perfectly.
    I love that feeling of coming home after being away and how setting up home again and doing all those chores that are often a hassle, suddenly feel so welcoming and like an anchor.
    I am happy to have you back.
    Bella

    Comment by bella — July 14, 2007 @ 3:28 am

  4. So, just your average family holiday then!

    Comment by Tracy — July 14, 2007 @ 9:02 am

  5. I meant to add to my last comment: great post!

    Comment by Tracy — July 14, 2007 @ 9:05 am

  6. Wow, what a vacation! Now you need another one, right? Very nice to be able to sit back and laugh at it all in a blog post, though.

    Comment by Shawn — July 14, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  7. I find you much more interesting than the Beckhams!

    Comment by MojoMom — July 23, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  8. what a fabulous list. thanks for sharing. i know exactly how you feel!!!!

    Comment by phyllis — August 9, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

archives by month

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

twitter bits

stay in touch