The best part of vacation, for me, is not doing the bills, not collecting the mail, not shredding, not sorting, not running to the supermarket, not cooking, not doing laundries, not drying the clothes, not folding, and not putting away, not answering phone calls, etc. etc. All of these are the causes of needing that vacation in the first place. The irony is that the second you are back, you have to catch up because now there is a HUGE pile of mail, your answering machine is clogged with phone calls you MUST return, you have meds waiting for you to pick up at the pharmacy, you have no food in the fridge so you MUST go food shopping and cook immediately. Your suitcase is full of all the clothes you took but now they are all dirty and must be washed and put away. If you are lucky, you do not need to call the plumber because your pipes froze – always a reason to worry while you are on a winter holiday. If you are like me you come back with a long list of what you must do before you think about your next vacation – like restocking the ice melt, getting a new smart thermostat and having it installed so you can check the temperature in your living room on an app while sitting someplace warm. Then you add check to see if your basement should be waterproofed (again) before next vacation. You realize that you need to lose weight which is a full time job because if you want to do it right you have to log into my fitnesspal.com each time a morsel enters your mouth. We are back three days and the vacation which refreshed us is now exhausting us because we are trying to catch up.