Gone on Vacation


Good morning! I am actually still here. In Seattle. Or rather, as I write this we are preparing for an overnight “trip” to a suburb for the last of K’s birthday celebration. We will stay in the new-ish McMenamins Anderson School, which should be quite the experience. It’s possible that we’ve gone a tad bonkers for our only child’s 10th birthday, but…well, I don’t feel too bad about it. We only live once and who cares what other people think, right? I have a feeling she’s going to remember her 10th bday with great fondness.

So the vacation is more of a mental one and I’m taking the next week or so off from this space to rejigger my noggin. I have to admit full defeat, my friends, because the hard life stuff has been like one of those trick birthday candles. I keep blowing and blowing, expecting the flame to extinguish, but no. There it is, popping right up again. Now that I’ve crossed off the last big thing for the summer with this final birthday celebration, I am a listless, amoeba-like mass, floating in a tide pool of exhaustion.

I must rest.

Have a wonderful week (or so), and see you back here in a few! xo

P.S. The image above is one I took when we went on a real deal vacation to Michigan. We roasted hot dogs and s’mores on the beach and the placid waters made for a lovely backdrop. Later, the sunset was gasp-inducingly gorgeous!

8 thoughts on “Gone on Vacation

  1. I could not agree more with resting. I took two Sat off from the Farmer’s Market and it has been so nice. Have a great time!

    1. Good for you, Greta! I know how hard you work on the Farmer’s Market offerings. Obviously, I’m not totally offline, but I AM taking it a lot easier this week :-).

  2. Hugs to you, friend. and hoping for a restful, restorative week that brings calm and clarity into your life.
    And as much as I love, LOVE the west coast, a Lake Michigan sunset is pretty darn impressive, I agree:) There needs to be at least one perk for putting up with our winters!

    1. Thank you, Lucinda! The Lake Michigan sunset was phenomenal — I couldn’t even begin to capture its gloriousness with my camera, but it was one of my favorite moments of the trip for sure.

    1. Dang growth opportunities — this one is kicking my butt more than usual, but yes, resting is essential. Thank you, Annelieke!

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