THE INSANITY OF RELAXING VACATIONS
I count down the days until my much-anticipated vacation, practically kill myself to get out of town for a few, but know the amazing escape will be worth it if I live long enough to get there!
Last week, we were set! My son got a jumpstart on his school project due tomorrow – while keeping up with homework. My daughter proactively did 3 pages of homework a night! I looked for work, fundraised for kids’ science camp and blogged. We’d hit a new rhythm and this bonus trip was fun-tastic!
This week, starting my new job, we had the learning curve of a new routine. Couple that with my daughter’s lost security blankets (Buddys)
and the week got crazy until Friday night. I planned to pour a glass of red, do laundry, and pack. I didn’t go as planned (does it ever?!), but we packed, I blogged the extra post for Saturday and were surprisingly on time Saturday morning.
We drove up to the wilderness, the kids looked forward to shooting and running while I hoped to wander and shoot scenic photos. Once I got there, the lack of snow revealed that the reserve was devastated by fire almost 9 years ago and left in ruins. Usually the snow paints a prettier picture. While the kids did team building exercises, I looked for gems hidden in the forest floor along the way:
I loved how much fun my kids’ had with their friends from all years of their lives. I loved exploring the town, accommodating my son’s insistence of our malt shop tradition. I felt restored heading home early enough to relax for the week.
I didn’t love that we couldn’t shut the front door fast enough to keep reality from barreling in after us.
My daughter wept since I wouldn’t be at school for writing showcase, my son pressed on to meet his report deadline, and my relaxing moments crashed like the oversize Jenga game from the camp. We all needed a nap but couldn’t sacrifice the time. I look forward to the week starting again but feel like I was never gone. At least I have the pictures or I’d never believe it.
nice JACKELOPE composition!
Thanks Frizztext! Thanks for wandering through!
Fabulous and i love your jackelope!
As it turns out, I’m thinking that it may be something else because the darned thing has wings too. I am at a loss for what that might be called. Thanks for wandering by!
OMG, I love ur blog. One question: why aren’t you writing books or articles? Your an amazing writer.
*BLUSH* Thank you Sharon F, I appreciate the kudos! Practicing now, eventually will become a “real writer!” Thanks so much for wandering by! Hope to see you around these parts again!
Ahh, now that your true identity has been revealed, Thank you again and hug to you!