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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Buffalo Sauce is Just Another Word for Oxygen

Okay so we're back from vacation and hello? People? No one bothered to tell Mama that vacationing with two little children will result in full-on hospitalizable exhaustion within 1.16 days. Really, the trouble with vacationing with children is that, well, they GO WITH YOU. And for me, it's them from whom I need the vacation!

Although of course they are good children and I love them and appreciate them and blah blah blah BLAH. (Oh now seriously, I do. You know I do.)

Now we're home and tryin' to get back into the swing of things around here, which means, in a nutshell, I'm tryin' to re-learn how to handle both kids at the same time on my own all day long while simultaneously detoxing from the daily baskets of freshly fried buffalo shrimp and grilled scallops and tiny little completely bread-free lump crab cakes upon which I'd apparently grown physically dependent.

(Shake, shake.)

Sigh. The re-entry has been difficult and I may or may not have eaten a dozen vanilla-frosted vanilla cupcakes since Monday to ease the transition. WHA-A-AT? Butter creme can really smooth out a rough edge or two. I'm just sayin'.

Chocolate-frosted chocolate cupcakes are next.

(Wonders.) Hmmm... how long can I use re-entry as a valid excuse for cuppy-cakes?

I have many, many other things to tell you and a picture or two of some really wonderful and exciting and lump-throaty things that the kiddos did while we were away, so stay tuned.

I've missed y'all boo-coodles.

HU-U-UG.


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29 comments:

  1. We're glad to have you back! Take you time in adjusting though - re-entry is hard!

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  2. I totally sympathize. We've been home since late Saturday night, and I still haven't unpacked the suitcases except to get the one pair of clean underwear I own! :o)
    We're still adjusting to the different time zone, and waking up at gawdawful hours, and getting into absolutely everything.
    Sigh.
    Must find my own stash of cuppy-cakes.

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  3. Missed you too and glad to hear you had a good time! Crab cakes sound yummy!!!!!!!

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  4. Missed you and can't wait to see pictures. Traveling is exhausting.

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  5. OMG! I have had total Okra withdrawal! Talk about painful! Thank God you're back home safe and sound. Look forward to hearing everything (the good and the bad) about your trip. Did you bring back any boiled peanuts? I could totally make myself sick on those things right now.

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  6. OMG! I have had total Okra withdrawal! Talk about painful! Thank God you're back home safe and sound. Look forward to hearing everything (the good and the bad) about your trip. Did you bring back any boiled peanuts? I could totally make myself sick on those things right now.

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  7. Missed you too, girlfriend. Would love to see some pix!

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  8. Welcome back! I can't wait to read more about your trip. Just the food sounds yummy.

    Oh, pardon me. Where are my manners.

    I'm stopping by via BooMama.

    I'm doing a little blog hopping via my favorite blogs' blogrolls. I chose your blog from BooMama's list.

    Here's the post telling exactly what I'm doing: http://www.smoochiefrog.com/my_weblog/2009/02/stepping-out-of-my-box.html but feel free to visit and say hi back!

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  9. Missed you too! Nice to have you back :)

    I always feel like I need another holiday after a holiday with the kids ;)

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  10. Glad you had a good time and so glad you have cupcakes to help with the re-entry. Hope you're recovered soon--but not before you have some chocolate cuppycakes.

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  11. Mmmmm... cupcakes. And yummy shellfish. Mmmmmm!

    Sorry, did you mention anything else in your post? Just kidding! Can't wait to hear more about the vacay!!

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  12. When you take a vacation WITH kids, YOU need a vacation when you get home...but they're always a blast, and always worth it. I'll bet you had fun!

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  13. See? More funny. You always bring the funny...
    Do you talk like you write? Because I've decided if you talk like you write, then we're gonna need videos around here ... yes.
    and amen.

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  14. Isn't that the honest truth, though? I'm expecting there will be no such thing as a "relaxing" vacation for many years to come! ;)

    Can't wait to hear more about your vacation, and glad you're back! Now you have me all hungry...

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  15. And we have missed you! Your vacation actually sounds divine. I can't wait until June to take ours!

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  16. Yay, I'm glad you're back. I've just been on holiday with both children, and I hear you on the needing a vacation from them! (Not seriously. Weeelll, maybe a little bit seriously. heehee)

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  18. ooops....somehow I got a the wrong comment on your blog. LOL

    so...here's the deal. I have missed you like a cat misses his favorite place to sleep when you rearrange the furniture.

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  19. Did you bring back crabcakes? Please say yes. I love me some crabcakes.

    And cupcakes.

    Missed you and glad you're back!

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  20. I'm glad you're back, I've missed you! xoxo

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  21. I've always said we need a post vacation vacation...but cupcakes sound like a pretty good substitute!
    Glad you're back, I've missed you bunches :)

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  22. We have missed you too! So glad to have you back. Fried Okra Manor helps to get me through a lot of days.

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  23. Missed you lots, GF! You being one of my top 3 fave posters, I went through my own kinda withdrawals while you were out galavanting!
    Cough up the pictures when you get a chance, but we'll try to be patient because we totally empathize!

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  24. I went on vacation the week before you, and I'm still getting my groove back.

    Pass the cupcakes, please.

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  25. Welcome back! I'm about to go on vacation with my baby for the first time . . . so we will see how that goes!

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  26. cupcakes are good, but cookies are what I use to get ease a landing! or not, if they are there they need me to eat them

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  27. Welcome home! Re-entry is the WORST. Honestly sometimes I wonder if the vacation is worth it. I know it is, but... :-)

    Hope everything is back to normal soon!

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  28. Welcome Back!! I can't wait to read all about it.

    Cupcakes are a wonderful therapy...that's what I use...

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