I thought it would never get here! We are on vacation this week. Not going anywhere, just staying home and racing around like fools, spending money.
Sounds like an odd way to spend a vacation, right?
Here’s my idea of a perfect vacation:
Go someplace picturesque and secluded near the ocean with a good porch, nearby take-out (better yet delivery) for food.
Then spend the week swimming, sitting, knitting, maybe going for a walk or two, seeing some sights, but mostly staying put. Spend time just watching the sun go up and down, watching stars and moon circle over head.
Here’s what we are doing this week:
Today, vet appointment for both cats, visiting niece B and I will go do the grocery shopping and stop to get paint. Finally have to make a real decision on the inside of the bookcases. Bet you forgot about those, right? Start clearing out the loft.
Tomorrow, work on clearing out the loft some more, meet A’s family in Brewer at 1 for her birthday lunch. Do some mattress shopping if any of the stores are open. Start painting the inside backs of the bookcases
Monday – supper at mom’s. Painting prep in loft before hand
Tuesday – sit home and wait for the Hughes net guy. Internet is spotty, and we think the dish needs adjusting. (Wifi is wonderful though, I am sitting in the bedroom and I am online and I have no long cable!!!) Either get ready to paint or actually paint.
Wednesday – no specific plans, but hope to be painting the loft by then
Thursday – car appointments in Bangor followed by mattress shopping if we haven’t already gotten one. Prep guest room for a visitor.
Friday – Mom arrives to visit and help with painting!!
Saturday – more visiting with Mom and painting, hopefully finishing it so bookcases can begin to be installed.
Sunday – installing bookcases and possibly beginning to put the room together.
Monday – go to work and get some rest.
Now doesn’t that sound like the perfect vacation? There are also many other things that need doing that will fill in while paint is drying. There are birthday cards to be made before we fill the craft room with everything from the loft. There are leaves that need raking, a pool that needs cleaning. Cars need to be registered.
And gosh darn it, I am going to KNIT. I have three shawls on the needles, I would like to finish at least one this week.
Maybe I should have taken two weeks off? All these things we are spending money on, and none of them are really fun. 😦 I’d rather spend it on the perfect vacation, but I guess this is more responsible, right?
And yes, Crimson Crow, we DO want to get together with you and eat ice cream! I’ll call you. 🙂
On the actual news front – the phoebes are back!!!! Tiny little leaves on the roses! Buds on the daffies! Leaves up on the lupine! Before you know it we will have flowers. 🙂