Monday, August 16, 2010

31 and Counting...

Yeah, I started writing again and then went away. What's up with that? VACATION!!

I have been very lucky this year to get 6 weeks off from work to enjoy time with family and to relax and have fun. Well, really just 5 weeks and 6 days, but rounding up sounds even better.

During that time, there has been very little computer work. What there has been has been fun. And more fun. And relaxing. And reading. And napping.

Let's take a quick inventory...

We've gone camping three times...or was it four? Either way, plenty of time to relax and swim and kayak.

We spent 7 nights and 8 days on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Oh yes, just as awesome as you might imagine. Beautiful beaches. Lots of swimming and snorkeling. Fabulous food - all served in open air restaurants. Wildlife, scenery, ruins, hiking - we had it all.

Reading. I love to read. But during the school year I end up mostly reading things related to work. So far during my time off...9 books under my belt! And with almost two weeks left, I'll get another couple of books crossed off my "to read" list.

Napping. Lots of napping. A boy is never too old for nap time!

So was it all about being lazy and hedonistic pursuits? Nah. I've also done a bunch of chores around the house, helped the neighbor lady with some of her chores, helped move Son1 back home. And helped prepare Son2 for his move away to college. So I've actually found time to be productive when I wasn't reading, napping, swimming, snorkeling....well, you get the picture.

A few more days to go. I hope YOUR summer is just as awesome!!

5 comments:

haphazardlife said...

Napping. Gotta love napping!

Cocotte said...

That sounds fabulous! I've island hopped a bit, but only had time to explore Nevis. We took a wonderful vacation out west this year and I hope to get my act together and post about it soon.

secret agent woman said...

Glad you've been having a fun and relaxing time, BUT I am not moving you out of the "probably defunct" category of my reader until I see that you are blogging on at least a semi-regular basis. :-)

By the way, this avatar now links to my new URL.

VioletSky said...

OMG! Where have you been?
I deleted you from my reader after giving up hope.
Damn.

Good to see you!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

What a fantastic summer! Coincidentally, I recently began planning a trip to none other than St. John! Would love any recommendations you might have.