Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gosh, this computer screen is bright!

Home. 7/1/13

I miss everyone already, even though just a few hours ago I was so sure a break from each other would probably be good for us all.

I'm in my bed after two weeks of sailing around the inner islands of the Seychelles with my family. We did not get kidnapped by any pirates, although my dad and Scott definitely started looking like them towards the end there. Our house smells like home, like damp driftwood and old books, maybe even like soy sauce, although the fact that I notice it smells like anything at all seems to prove that I really have been away.

Scott's asleep already, but I slept so much on the airplane that I'm not there yet. I tried watching T.V., but it seemed so loud and distracting, even though I'm just lying here. I guess I've gotten used to the sound of my own thoughts, of the ocean, of someone snoring in the other room...any other sounds seem too startling yet. 

Maybe that's dramatic.

I know I'll probably be used to the sound of the television and highway and my buzzing computer by tomorrow at 3 p.m., but I kind of hope not. 

For now, the only thing that seems comforting is to do what I have been doing while sailing with my family...at least what makes sense to do on land. This includes writing in my journal, reading a book and doing the eight minute ab workout my sisters and I did together, even though doing it alone is so much less motivating and kind of lonely. 

Not knowing exactly what my whole family is doing at this very minute feels unnatural, so I text my sister emojis to demonstrate her experience of spilling scalding coffee on her hand in the airport in Dubai earlier this morning (the coffee cup, that red thing that looks like heat and the hand). 

I'm looking forward to placing pieces of the trip here on this blog. I wrote in my journal some, read Tina Fey's really hilarious book Bossy Pants and the book The Light Between Oceans that definitely had me ugly crying on the plane ride home, surfed here and there and swam most. I miss it already. 

More on this war paint later...


  1. Seems like a dream, wish I could take a trip like that, beautiful. Like the silnce ;)


  2. Welcome home Devon, so glad you had a wonderful time and that you are safely returned. I know what you mean about not really wanting to get used to everyday noise again. There is an adjustment period after a holiday that is always a bit wistful I think. I'm off to Cornwall next week (it's great surfing country!), so no doubt I'll experience that afterwards. Hope the rest of your week is lovely, looking forward to seeing pictures of the Seychelles.

  3. Sounds fab- will a take a while to adjust.

  4. Take your time to adjust back to normal life :)

    Can't wait for the photos!

  5. Welcome home- sounds like a blast :)

  6. Sounds like you had a blast! I hope that holiday feeling doesn't disappear too quickly. Welcome back to reality :( xx

  7. I'm so jealous...what a wonderful trip!! :)

  8. Welcome back! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and see pictures. It's always hard coming back from vacation and readjusting to "real life". Take it easy and have a great day:)

  9. I'm so glad your trip was so wonderful and that you really connected with your family. I can't wait to hear about all your adventures...war paint included. :) And both of those books are on my reading list! Glad they were good!

  10. Glad to hear you made it home safe! Can't wait to read more about your adventures!

  11. Welcome back Dev!! Man, how appreciative I am that you guys didn't get captured by pirates!

  12. I'm super pumped your back! I've anticipating your adventures, and needless to say...I've felt like a small child. Checking all the time to see if you were back. Thanks for returning, hope you had a great time!

  13. Welcome back, sounds like you had a relaxing time!

  14. Welcome back, sweet cheeks.
    I missed you!
    Glad you had a lovely time and did not get commandeered by pirates.

    I, too, read "Light Between Oceans" and also cried ugly tears.

    Emmy June

  15. ha, I didn't expect the watercolors to be used for war paint!

    I love that first walk in your door when you know you've been gone a while and you smell, "HOME".

    Can't wait to keep reading these accounts of your trip!

  16. I'm thus delighted your journey was wonderful so that you truly connected with all your family members. I can't hold out to listen to with regards to your entire activities...conflict paint provided. :) Along with both these publications take presctiption my own studying listing! Happy they were excellent!

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  17. Oh my goodness does that ever sound like bliss! Your war paint picture is stunning. Can't wait to read more about your adventure!


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