Haven't done much this summer. Mostly, I've sat on the porch and written this blog, read books and generally have done nothing. I haven't even made it to the pool.
Sometimes you need a summer of nothing. This is what a summer vacation is supposed to be about. A time to kick back and rest. The military sends its personnel on "Rest and Relaxation." Sometimes, I want to be busy and see the sights and do stuff. This summer, I wanted to do nothing.
Had a birthday. Celebrated my mom's birthday. Wished my friends who have summer birthdays happy birthday. Birthdays are the best. Birthdays are a time for friends and family to get together and celebrate. It's not the presents that matter, it's the friends. Not that I'm opposed to presents. I love presents. I love to just look at the wrapped present and imagine what could be inside. It's kinda like Schrodinger's Cat. Until I open the present, it could be anything.
Sometimes a vacation trip is just what I want. We go to Disney World a lot. My parents have a time share in Orlando (among other places), and are nice enough to share with us. I love going down to Orlando. It gives me a chance to meet up with Arlyn. Now that I've re-found some of my Florida friends, I hope to meet up with Debi and my cousin Chelle.
Not all vacations have to happen during the summer. I won a trip to Iceland once. My credit union was holding a raffle. They called to tell me that I won on my Birthday. I was pregnant with Younger Boy, so we couldn't take the trip right away. We went in April. It was a 2 night, 3 day trip. This was one of those times when I packed as much as I could into the limited amount of time. We went on a City tour of Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, and a Circle Tour, which took us out to see the Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park.
|Statue of Leifur Eríksson in front of Halgrímskirkja|
|The Law Rock at Thingvellir National Park|
Anyway, I may not have taken any trips, but I've had a great summer. Now, I'm ready to take on the current school year and all the challenges to come.
(We still have power. Funny--I'm watching Dr. Who and the Doctor says, "If you all don't prepare for this storm, you will be in terrible danger. Sometimes synchronicity is pretty funny.)