Finally the much talked, discussed and written about vacation came to an end. This time we decided to head to Shimla, the queen of all hill-stations.. And I must say that I loved everything about the much admired, abused, frequented, clichéd hill station… However, let me save my feelings about the place, the mall road and many other things for a later post. For now, its time to rant about the post-vacation blues.
Right when I opened my eyes and saw the Kashmiri Gate ISBT, I started worrying about the pains of unpacking. I don’t know about you but my least favorite part about getting back from vacation is unpacking and everything that follows it! When I unlocked the door today morning and dumped the luggage, the first I did was check the fridge. And then started my usual “this stinks, that stinks” pangs. After an hour of sleep I started sweeping and dusting the house like crazy. The unpacking followed! I successfully managed to wash a huge bundle of clothes that I shamelessly put on all through the trip so that no two places have photos of me wearing the same dress :P..I threw away a lot of rotten stuff, changed the bedsheets and finally sit on them with the laptop on.
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This trip was being discussed for along time and got postponed not just once but many times. It was either Dh’s office or my work constraints. So when Dh suddenly popped the idea of going to Shimla, I did not want to miss the chance. I spent the initial couple of days on deciding the hotel/resort and booking the stay and the last few on making the list and packing the stuff. The trip did turn out very nice as planned . I also managed to fight my post-vacation blues and successfully unpacked and cleaned the house. Sometimes I wish I was the husband! Isn’t it easy to just come home and announce that we are going to xyz place for vacation, ask the wife to zero down a hotel, do the bookings and all the packing? The poor wife makes the list, plans everything, does all the packing and not to forget the unpacking! Husbands hardly ever know what happens behind the scenes :(.
It is during these post-vacation work that I keep asking myself “Who needs these vacations, anyway?”. But the answer is all of us do, whether we like it or not!
So, after hours of cleaning and unpacking when I sit on the couch and scroll through all those amazing photographs, those lovely moments spent with Dh, I feel its after-all worth it!
And all I have to say is : Thank you S for taking time from work and taking me to Shimla, a place truly worth the visit!