I underestimate the amount of time it takes me to get reacclimated to all parts of my life any time I return from a trip. It took me two weeks to catch up from one week in Hawaii (details to follow). Part of that was work backlog, and part of it husband backlog. Throw in a dash of sick Dad, and it takes not only keen organizational skills, but emotional fortitude to plow through it all. Dad, by the way, is feeling better.
As for Hawaii, I'd say it was worth it. I just have to be realistic about when things get back to normal. So, when I said the true test of my dedication to blogging would be dictated by my speedy return from post-holiday business travel, I may have been a bit short-sighted. At least I'm here now, offering this meager entry, until which time I can dedicate a few hours to writing a more meaningful one.