Vacations~ Should be mandated, with full pay, relaxing, and without a schedule. Vacations should unfold…. in a warm climate. And near the water. If not the ocean, a lake will do nicely.
During a vacation, it is important, nay, it is essential that you celebrate, embrace and give free reign to your inner ADHD-ness. I often start out by heading to my sewing room… hmmm, what can I sew today? This looks good; I sort through my fabric stash, arrange, coordinate and then head downstairs to get a glass of water. On my way back, I sit down in the den in front of the computer to check email, I visit my favorite blogs, and often shop for things I can’t afford. When finished, I get up and notice the book shelf. “Hey! I haven’t read Harry Potter in, oh, ages! It’s time to read it again.” Then I head into the living room, make sure there is a log on the fire and curl up with an old friend. Quilting, email, and rising sourdough bread… forgotten.
iChat~ the greatest invention since Skype. You can sit comfortably in your ratty green bathrobe, sip your morning coffee, and piece a quilt block while chatting with one of your fabulous daughters. You can get a second cup of coffee. Let the dogs out. In. Out. In. Out. In. “That’s enough! What the hell do you do while I’m at work?!?”
My mom~ she’s 76 years young and takes supreme delight in her family. Her grandchildren are a joy to her. My youngest called the other day to tell Reme her good news.
E- Reme, I’ve been accepted to St. Catherine’s nursing school!
Reme- Oh that’s wonderful! Where is that now? When do you go? What about Texas?
E- laughing, Rem, it’s an option. I’m still going to lab school in Texas. And St. Cate’s is in St. Paul. Reme? Are you there? You’re writing this down aren’t you?
Reme- Yes. Yes, I am. I want to make sure I don’t forget anything so I can tell my walking friends.
Daughters~ those who visit for the weekend, and those who can’t as they’re too far away. So they text and iChat and email instead.
Those are my thoughts for this Thursday. What are yours?