Saturday, March 21, 2009
This is Bethel Beach on a winter day, a cold, dreary winter day. Even in its brown state, I find it beautiful. Soon all that brown will be green again.
Speaking of turning green, here we are in spring. Yesterday I learned that technically spring is here. Mr. Air Temperature evidently forgot to check his day timer, because he still thinks it's winter. His friend Mr. Wind Chill Temperature is even worse because he hasn't looked at the calendar in months and thinks winter is supposed to last forever.
My kids have been on spring break since Wednesday afternoon.
Chesapeake Bay Son invited not one but two friends over night before last to jump start the celebratory events. These events left me feeling like a short order cook trying to win an endurance marathon while trapped in a place called Bedlam, where you can only sleep two consecutive hours at night, where night is defined as "after 3:00 a.m." (Somebody call Guinness because I may have set a world's record for the longest sentence.)
Chesapeake Bay Son is fortunate enough to have friends who actually go places on spring break. As we speak, he's on his way to Hilton Head, SC, for a week. To a condo with a heated pool. Oceanfront. Free of charge.
March 21, 2009
Note to self:
In your next life, please be sure to befriend folks who invite you to Hilton Head when you're only 13 years old. Oh, also, Self? See if you can't find somebody who'll invite you to Hilton Head free of charge even--and especially--when you're 44 years old. One last thing. Self? What are the numbers to the next winning lottery ticket? I hope this isn't too much to ask.
CB Daughter is stuck with her working mother yet insists we will be doing X Y Z one day over her break even though I don't recall agreeing to--or even discussing--X Y Z at any point heretofore.
All this makes me daydream about going on a vacation whether it ever happens or not.
Commenter Not Moved Mom yesterday asked for opinions on places in the Caribbean to take kids of varying ages. If you have answers or suggestions, please leave them in the comment section.
I have a similar question.
So that I can live vicariously through you all (also known as y'all), where will you spend your next vacation? Spring break? Summer vacation? Long weekend? Even one night away from home? If you have no plans, where would you most like to go if you could?
Tell me where you'll be and what you'll be doing.
Tell me so I can daydream about being able to get away to a place far, far away. Away from work. Away from responsibilities. Away from the incessant assault of To Dos that exist in daily life.
Life is good, but sometimes Life needs a break.
Where are you going for a break?