“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” -Earl Wilson
The first few days of vacation, I was a little zoned out (to say the least). I let myself be lazy in order to unwind from work and let my brain decompress. Combined with drinks on the patio, and lots of sleep, it was exactly what I needed. The last couple of days have been spent taking my friends boat out to a tiny island off the coast of Union Bay. The water was warm, the scenery was breathtaking, and my feet in the sand felt incredible. That my friends, is what vacation is supposed to look like! Last night I seemed to have come down with either a slight cold or allergies, so I laid low today and relaxed. Tomorrow I will probably do more of the same as my girlfriend is working, and I have lots of reading to catch up on.
Every time I come to the island, I pick up a book on the ferry. Right now I’m reading The Best of Times by Penny Vincenzi, which I bought on my last trip here in April. This time I bought a book called Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble. I’ll be sure to give a review on both when I’m finished, as I haven’t done that in a while (blogging seems to have somewhat replaced reading in my life).
On Monday, I’m going to make my first stained glass piece. I’ll post a photo if it’s not too disastrous to show. On Wednesday my two friends and I are heading back to the interior of BC (that’s British Columbia for you south of the border folks) and there we’ll be cruising around checking out wineries and sampling the goods for 2.5 days. The lakes there are really nice I hear, and very warm, so I’m looking forward to some swimming as well. I’ll head home on Saturday, stopping possibly overnight to see my Dad (I’ll have to see how badly I’m craving my own bed and a full day at home before heading back to work next Monday), and that’s it. That will be the end of this vacation and the start of another week at work.
As great as vacation has been, and will be, I do look forward to fully catching up on my blog reader. I’ve managed to read a few posts but I haven’t gotten to all of them. You guys are all definitely on my mind though, and I wish you were all here with me… on the coast of somewhere beautiful!
“A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.” -Author Unknown