Does that clicking your heels thing work?

By: sonofabeach96

Nov 04 2015

Category: Uncategorized


I’ve made it known here unequivocally:  I DO NOT like ending a trip.  I don’t like leaving, the arduous journey home, and the first few days back trying to get back into the swing of things.  The reasons for this disdain are numerous, and I’m certain I’m not alone in this.  Generally speaking, the thing I dislike the most about ending a trip is replacing the freedom and free spiritedness with have-to’s and schedules, setting aside adventures and new experiences and trudging back into the mundane and day-to-day.  And for those of us with severe and long-standing cases of wanderlust, returning to the daily grind is nearly physical-illness inducing.

That said, the thing that’s got a burr in my ass this time is coming back to a shit storm at work.  I was only gone 2 days, but you’d think I was off for a month (I should be so lucky).  Pissed patients, bitchy co-workers, emails not answered, evals not faxed to Case Managers, and a snarky, snippy, troll-like Regional Rehab Manager who’s had someone unceremoniously piss in her Wheaties.  It sucks, and to be jumped from the moment I walked in the door is enough to send me to the relative shelter of my tinted windowed vehicle for lunch.  No food, just the radio and the bitch session that’s being typed as I …type.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly the tide turns.  We just had a terrific long weekend.  Lots of great food and drink, boats, the Gulf, laughs, pics, and memories.  It was a good vibe kinda trip, and I woke this morning tired but at ease.  Then BAM!  Back to reality.  Ugh!!!  I just want to go back to the beach!

My songs of the day are:

“Beach Side” by Kings of Leon

“Holiday” by Jimmy Buffet

“Bring Me Some Water” by Melissa Etheridge

“A Pirate Looks At Forty” by Jimmy Buffet

“Bubble Toes” by Jack Johnson

24 comments on “Does that clicking your heels thing work?”

  1. When’s the next vacation? 😛

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    • Not for s one time, unfortunately! Likely January. One bad thing about having kids is that our travel abilities are now dictated by school schedules. The long dark ages of winter are now about to descend upon us like a ton of unpleasant freezing cold bricks. Let the daydreaming commence!

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  2. That’s why it’s called a vacation! Lol I haven’t had one in ages. Sure wish I can though.

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  3. and it was only 2 extra days…next time take a week…piss on them…its so sad they couldn’t be happy for you…..hope you let it roll off your back and know its not you, its just resentment on their part… frigin sad…..kat

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    • Guess there’s a reason it’s called “work” and not “jolly fun time”. Eh, no biggie, just irritating to walk into that stuff right off the bat. Love my job but sheesh! 😃


  4. My sympathies SOB. Hard in those moments not to flip them the finger and walk out the door. Christmas isn’t too far away…or I guess your Thanksgiving will be here soon?

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  5. AW! Sorry to hear that! Hang in there! Clicking the heel thing seemed to work for Dorothy.

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  6. For me it all starts with the putting away of things. Such. A. Hassle. Blah.

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  7. I was always told no vacation goes unpunished. Sounds like that happened here! Good luck!

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