1) Vacation Nicole drinks Palm Bay at 10:00 in the morning with her father-in-law. She has a second one at 11, followed by a few more later in the afternoon
2) Vacation Nicole goes down waterslides and gets her hair wet in the wave pool.
3) Vacation Nicole eats six giant Greek salads, made with fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, in seven days.
4) Vacation Nicole eats chips and salsa for lunch, along with stuffed green olives. Plus Palm Bay.
5) Vacation Nicole does not wear underwear but instead wears swimsuits and cover-ups all day long.
6) Vacation Nicole allows the children to go to 7-11 for Slurpees every single day.
7) Vacation Nicole stays up until 11:00 - ELEVEN O'CLOCK - watching The Sopranos.
1) Regular Nicole immediately unpacks all suitcases, washes all water bottles and snack containers, and starts on the mountain of laundry.
2) Regular Nicole cracks the whip on the children regarding nutritious food and sitting properly at the dinner table.
3) Regular Nicole wears proper clothes - including a sweater, since it's damn cold here - along with regular underwear.
4) Regular Nicole will have a glass of wine and go to bed at 9:30, right after catching up on Breaking Bad before it premieres on Sunday.
5) Regular Nicole is making to-do lists and is thinking about buying snowsuits, snow boots, school shoes, pants, and sweaters for the sprouting children.
6) Regular Nicole missed all her readers and friends and is desperately hoping they will catch her up on what's been going on since she's been gone.
7) Regular Nicole has apparently forgotten how to write about herself in the first person. She will work on it, she promises.