Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM ET
While Hoda was having a blast with guest co- host Meredith Vieira last week, Kathie Lee was out in Los Angeles, working her "begonias off" in preparation for a TODAY special. (Note: Begonias are flowers.)
"Everybody's welcoming me back from vacation which is very lovely of them, but I was not on vacation," Kathie Lee explained on TODAY Monday.
KLG was back in time for Funday Monday, even though it was difficult to adjust to snow after a week of 80-degree temperature. Sara Haines was having the same problem, having spent a few sunny days in wine country before coming back to New York and being immediately dispatched to the frozen tundra of the Plaza.
"It was chamber-of-commerce perfection until the day I left," KLG sighed sighed of the brochure-worthy weather.
It's hard to come back from non-vacation.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor and New York resident who barely remembers the sun at this point.
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