Having a case of the [end of holidays] blues

Here’s a random sample of what’s going on in my mind right now

  1. It’s good to be home
  2. However, it feels very anti-climatic
  3. It’s SO nice to sleep on my on bed!
  4. I had a wonderful time geeking out at the Smithsonian museums
  5. I wish I had had more time to see all the museums
  6. I cried when I visited the WWII memorial.  People shouldn’t have to die in the name of freedom
  7. I also cried when I visited the Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty exhibit.  I will never understand why or how human beings can be so nasty.  To believe you have the right to enslave another human being!
  8. I cried yet again when I saw the Greensboro Lunch Counter.  Tears of anger that white people allowed this to happen and tears of sadness that we treated other people like they were not people.  And still do
  9. I cry a lot
  10. I’m broke.  But it was worth it.  I am not one to dwell on the lack of money.  My bank account will rebound at some point
  11. I enjoy getting little presents for my loved ones.  I makes me happy to see then smile when they open them
  12. I wish I could have other people with me during my trip
  13. However, it was good to have some me time
  14. I’m still a strong person.  Even if I don’t want to be strong.  I can’t help it
  15. I’m proud of myself
  16. I can now say I survived a hostel
  17. I discovered I’m too old for hostels.  I want the comfort of a nice hotel room
  18. I learned a lot
  19. I realized I already knew a lot
  20. I miss my amateur astronomer days
  21. The Smithsonian Institution rocks!
  22. I don’t call this blog Summer Solstice musings for nothing.  I muse a lot

And now, a little something for Sword-Chinned Bitch.  Buy her book.  Now! (well, after you’re done reading my post).

This item on the Cheesecake Factory made me think of you: Red Velvet cheesecake. You. Me. We have to make it happen

And the next couple of pics are for Dad Knows

Not as spectacular as the ones you posted but they reminded me of you :)


11 thoughts on “Having a case of the [end of holidays] blues

  1. Sword-chinned bitch says:

    I have been fortunate to read about all that you’ve been through — your ups and downs. I’ve learned things from what you’ve written about and I appreciate that.

    But what I also appreciate is you introducing me to red velvet cake — good Lord! I never had it before you mentioned it, I don’t think, and I remember telling you I almost died eating it. Well, now I have to go out and find that red velvet cheesecake — shoot I can barely type it — I almost collapsed.

    You are too too kind helping to promote my book — I corroborate what you say above and add that you are a generous soul as well…

  2. Anita S says:

    I’ve always wondered what a hostel would be like. Never had the guts to find out, though.
    I can relate to the up and down feelings after a trip, especially one as emotion-laden as you describe. And I must say I am glad to know you got home okay afterwards!

  3. Sid Dunnebacke says:

    Thanks for the sweet shoutout! The little gargoyle is kind of awesome – and those details are every bit as cool as what I found.

    By the way, I can appreciate your reaction to 6, 7, & 8. Well, and 10.

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