HELLO, HEY, HOWDY!!! Well, it’s been almost two weeks, but I’m so glad to be back!!! Ooooh, how I’ve missed you, friends!!! We have A LOT to catch up on!! First, though, I thought it would be fitting to share some Family Photos from my time off, which turned out to be the BEST vacation ever!
Do you recognize the title of this post? Go ahead, take a moment to hum the tune to yourself. Well?? You’re humming the song right now, aren’t you?? It’s everyone’s favorite ’80s girl group The Go-Go’s with “Vacation,” their boppy, toe-tapping hit that gave voice to our deep yearnings to just take a break and get away from all the everyday stress. It’s a song that described my own vacation quite perfectly. I may not have left the city limits, but I had the most wonderful, relaxing staycation; as you all know, I’m a huge fan of staying close to home!
Anyway, here are some snapshots of how those lazy, hazy days of summer unfolded for me…
First up? Umm, you can probably guess how I spent my first day off! Yes, the day’s agenda included shopping, lunch out and watching a Bob Dylan documentary!!
How was your Fourth of July?? Ours was VERY hot, which we promptly realized after I coined a new word. I give you the “hotfie” — that photo you take after a walk in the heat when you’re practically sweating!! Trademark forthcoming…
Haha, apparently some things never change, even when you’re NOT working! I must get my bagel fix, even on vacation!! Yes, I’m obsessed, I know!! It’s probably only a matter of time now before I write an entire blog post all about my love of those delicious bagels…
Of course, we played lots of rousing games of Yahtzee! Truth be told, I was doing really well and my scores were high…and then this week, I’ve fallen into a slump and my mom has been winning almost every single game!! Is there any justice in the cutthroat world of Yahtzee, I ask you??
At the end of last week, we took a nice walk around the local park and soaked up lots of Vitamin D. I love summer in the Midwest so much!! Actually, we desperately needed some sunshine after being cooped up at the DMV for two days!!! Yes, there’s a huge story there, so watch for it on the blog tomorrow!!
I was also a bit of a rebel!! Instead of working while I was at the library, what did I do?? Read old issues of Glamour!!! Hello, early ’90s…I can count this as research, right??
By the end of my vacation, I had settled into a nice routine. A nice, LAZY routine, indeed! I felt all chill just like sweet Whitney when she snoozes for hours on my mom’s bed, not a care in the world. It felt nice to rest and relax and, honestly, I can’t believe we’re up to the middle of July already!! Why is the summer always half over just when you start getting into the groove of things?
Yes, that is a question for the ages! Let me know if you have the answer! And let me know how YOUR summer is going? Are you slowing down or speeding up with activity? What fun things have you done so far? Any exciting vacations? xoxo