But if I close my eyes the lake is once again a few steps away, there are great hikes within a twenty minute drive, and my nephews are playing with my kids. I can see the kayaks, the mountains, the chipmunks scurrying around. Someone always wants to play a game or read a book. There are people to babysit if my sister-in-law and I want to sneak out to get coffee. I can feel the warmth of the sun as it rises over the lake. The air smells clean, but for the bug spray and sunblock.
Here at home I have piles of work. I have a bunch of things to read and do. I have zucchini the size of my shins which need to be picked quickly and an overgrown lawn. Not to mention a few suitcases full of dirty laundry. I have to get back in touch- the assembly made a budget deal while I was gone, Mercer County College is in scandal again, and did something happen with the Supreme Court? I'm so tempted to turn a blind eye to it all, for a couple more days.
Real Life can begin again on Tuesday. Today, I want to pretend I'm on vacation still.
Pass the sunblock and bug spray.