5 days spent away from home in Townsend and Knoxville, TN.
3-4 times per night was about how often Bean woke up while we were gone.
An ungodly number of calories consumed over the course of those few days--mostly sweet iced tea, fried chicken livers, devilled eggs, spoon bread, potato salad, red velvet cake, and some kind of outlandishly good brownie cheesecake praline concoction that I couldn't stay away from. (Two servings about made up for the lack of banana pudding at this year's family reunion.)
7 hours spent on the road yesterday driving from TN back to Chapel Hill, NC.
Approximately 50 creatures riding home in the car--Husband, myself, the girls, the dog, and the difference made up in snails Husband brought from the Little River to reside in our backyard pond.
69 Japanese beetles plucked buzzing from the plants they'd infested while I was gone.
2 hours spent watering our parched garden.
4 bags of liquified vegetables culled from the bottom drawer of our fridge.
We're home now.