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Recovering from Vacation

Does a family vacation tucker you out? Mine sure exhausted me.

My husband and I decided to take a side trip on our way home from Crystal Beach in Texas last week. I wanted to see some of the sights Texas has to offer besides what can be found on the coast. After much discussion, we decided to check out the NASA Space Center in Houston.

My hubby got a bit irritated with me because I started snapping pictures once the Houston skyline came in to view. It was breathtaking. I've seen it in pictures and on TV several times but seeing those imposing buildings in person really put things in perspective. I wasn't about to miss the opportunity to commemorate our trip to a city I will probably never visit again.

The NASA Space Center was interesting. We saw the exhibits, took some photo opportunities, and touched a rock from Mars and a meteorite. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to enjoy everything the museum had to offer because my husband was insisting that we should drive straight home without stopping for the night. Due to the time involved in the presentations and the tours, we opted to get on the road sooner than I would have liked.

We arrived home around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. We unloaded the car, leaving everything in the living room with the exception of the food in the cooler. I put our food away because I certainly didn't want to waste anything. A trip the grocery store wasn't on my list of things to do that day.

We were in bed by 2:00 a.m. and slept until around 10:00 a.m. We slowly unpacked and set things to rights. Then we took a nap that afternoon. I'm not a napper unless I'm sick, but I enjoyed that one very much.

It's interesting that I've been sleeping better since we returned home. I don't know if it's the fact I missed my bed while we were gone or that my grandchildren zapped all of my energy. Either way, my insomnia hasn't been an issue since I got home. I hope it stays that way.

I go back to work tomorrow morning. My alarm will go off at 5:00 a.m., my normal time. I have to be at work by 7:00 a.m., and I know it will be a busy day. As I write this, it's already after 6:00 p.m., and I am not even remotely close to being ready to return to normal life.

Actually, this is the second time I've written this post. It didn't save the first time for some reason. Yes, I did hit the save button. Tech savvy, I am not.

Due to being on vacation, I'm behind with my posts of Sally's Secret Legacy to Kindle Vella. I hope to upload another episode tonight. There are currently 23 episodes available. We're at an exciting part in my novel, and I don't want my readers to be forced to wait too long for the next story installment, so I'll be making it a priority this week.

If you'd like to check out Sally's Secret Legacy, here's a link: The first three episodes are free to read!

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