Saturday, May 24, 2008

Back In The Saddle

Brain fog - a condition suffered when returning from a long trip then trying to get back into one's home routine.
I've got it bad. Hubby and I spent last weekend and most of this week in Louisville, Kentucky and I just haven't been the same since. Was it all the late nights? The sippin' whiskey and mint juleps? Did someone at the Louisville Slugger factory conk me on the head while I was looking at a Jeff Francoeur bat?
Did one of the horses at Churchill Downs kick me in the head while I was looking at the roses?
Maybe I just had too much fun and my brain is revolting against the sink full of dishes and dust bunnies collecting in the corner. How can I vacuum when the vision of Victorian mansions on St. James Court still lingers?
If I lived in one, there would be staff to take care of these little inconveniences like laundry and weed-pulling. But my brain is slowly coming back around. I'm starting to recognize my family and the stove. My old friend the dishwasher is looking more familiar. The washer and dryer and I are back on speaking terms now that the pile of laundry is down to a managable size.
But we'll always have Louisville.


david mcmahon said...

Beautiful work. I simple had to come here from Sandi McBride's blog because my maother, like yours, used to read me the Flanders Fields poem too....

Mae said...

Wonderful pictures.

Lori said...

gorgeous pics...we drive through Louisville on our way to Tennessee every year, it looks so pretty of these times we will have to make a stop and have a look around!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Ya done wonder you're foggy headed...I would be to with all that background to get through. My older son was just there a few weeks ago on a business trip in time for the earthquake, lol...he didn't get any great pictures tho...think I'll share yours with him, do you mind?
Congrats on mention in post of the day btw

Merisi said...

I came over here thanks to David of "Authorblog", and I am so glad he sent me! Your pictures and words are so evocative of good times had, beautiful sights seen, and making me dream of sipping another mint julep, sitting in a rocking chair on a porch somewhere in Kentucky. Thank you for sharing!

Daryl said...

Wonderful photo essay! Great pix.

David sent me


windycorner said...

We heard about the earthquake from some natives while we there. Yikes! Glad we missed it. Please do share the photos with him and he really should visit Old Louisville next time he's there.
David-thanks for the mention and for sending wonderful visitors over.

A Verse a Week said...

Well, I am officially in teenager land. Katie told me you called (and my neighbor) hours afterward. Sorry I didn't call back! I will have to hang a pen and pencil around her neck. Didn't know you were out of town. I am so glad ya'll had fun! Yes, I had to come to your blog to remember where mine is!!! Love you, Amy

Tonja said...

Yeah, brain fog is nice while it lasts...but things do become clearer and there's always stuff to catch up on! Your pics were beautiful. Those mansions! I can see myself in one of those. But, with full staff, of course!

Rhondi said...

I never knew thatcondition had a name, but whenever I have been away I am the same, takes me a few days to get into the routine. I thought I was the only one! Nice to know I am normal after all, well partly normal at least :)
Louisville looks beautiful!
Hugs, Rhondi