I'm gonna kind a WHINE here...so, if that kind of
stuff "burns" your eyes...better pass... on reading this post.
We (DH and I) are...well, we are both going but, it's me
that has been getting ready most of today...
to take a weee "trip" to St George. It is about
4 hours south of our home in Utah County - and about
10-15 degrees hotter...(this weekend 104-106)
a good thing in the winter....NOT so good in the summer
Making arrangements for taking care of my Macaw,
...and getting things ready to take the Bullmastiff and Ragdoll Cat with us.
Ice Chest, and things to go in it need to
be bought, prepared, packaged.
At my age...taking a vacation/getaway isn't what it
used to be. I've kinda gotten my
nest all lined, just the way I like it...here at home.
My old body (BIG whine!)...just likes what its use to...the familiarity
of things in certain places.
Ok...so, I just need to think of it as an adventure...
I surely have some projects that I could work on...right?
But, then, there is the mind tormenting decisions of
WHAT projects to take!
The things that I want to do now?....will they be the things
that I want to do when I get there?
I have a sewing machine there...but, it doesn't have all the
bells and whistles that the ones do here at home.
Should I take a crochet project, a sewing project, a spinning
project, washing sheep wool project, a book - or 2 or 3...
(I'm trying to decide which book(s) to take too!)?
And, then, there are some quilt books and quilt magazines
that I just might have to mull over again.
I could just take all of the above. Which I generally do and
I have several BIG bags of STUFF...
stuff that I am only guessing that I might want to do.
So, carry into the car, out of the car into the lodgings in St George,
then, back into the car when leaving to come home ...
and then, BACK into the house here...
and, then WHINE...have to put it all away!
There isn't any Internet or TV where we are going to stay.
We end up watching old TV series on DVD (DH likes
doing this...my thinking, kinda booooring)
or movies from Redbox.
By now, you are asking...
"WHY in the Sam-heck...is she even going?!!"
Well, to "getaway"...right? That's what people do...
But, I don't really have anything to get away from. Not
at this point in my life...not with my nest so well lined (see above pic)
When, we first purchased the home, it was to
be a "getaway". But, now that we are empty-nesters
...well, a "getaway" doesn't have the same "ring" to it
that it once did.
I'm going to REALLY miss Blogland!...whine, whine.
I'm just going to keep a stiff upper lip and
think about all those wonderful fabric/quilt stores in St George.
They surely will be having some great deals for
this 4th of July weekend...I'm thinkin' so
So...if, I think along the lines of Mary Poppins,
FABRIC is like the spoonful of SUGAR
that helps the medicine go down...
So...what do YOU think about
vacations, getaways? Is it always worth all the efforts
that one needs to put into the preparations?
"NO PLACE LIKE HOME"?
PS...sorry, that the winner for the
wasn't announced today as promised.
I've contacted the winner and so, far "no reply".
I will have to wait until next week sometime to
see if this person responds...if not, I will
do another "random.org" . Thanks for your patience.
I will probably be "out of commission" (whine, sniff, sniff)
with regards to blogging and emails...for a few days.
Mystery Monday and Wonderful Wednesdays will not
be posted next week. sorry =(
...when, I come back to Blogland, (next week) there will
be a BIG surprise to announce...well, it might just be
a "BABY" surprise
...and NO, NO,NO...it won't be
my baby...YIKES...eeeeeek-GADZ...just how scarey would
that be - me being 58 years "young" n' all? OH!!.. I'd be sayin'...
"Beam me ouddda here, Scotty!"