Sunday, July 03, 2005

Aren't I still on vacation?

Not really.

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.


Anonymous said...

You have zuchinni already?
I have zuchinni too but I have yet to see it fruit because I also have rabbits.
Unwanted rabbits.

Sharon GR said...

I have zuchinni! I went out for harvest a few hours ago and got seven big ones. I thought I may have been exagerating the size of them in the post, but no, they're scary huge. Lots of zuchinni bread will be made this week.

I don't get rabbits. I have two greyhounds. They couldn't save my strawberries from the squirrels, but they do a good job keeping out the rabbits and groundhogs.

Janet said...

Mmm, I know this isn't the point of this post, but now you've got me dreaming of zucchini.:)