Sunday, August 19, 2007

My Summer Vacation

In keeping with the tradition of a My Summer Vacation back-to-school essay, here are just a few reflections about some accomplishments of the past 10 weeks worth noting:
  • I read some awesome books. And I won a prize drawing from the Adult SummerReading Program at our library -- a $25 gift certificate to the mall!
  • Found a new home for the cat. When we were away on our first trip, she was very insulted to be left behind, and did some very naughty things. When it was time for usto go away again, I looked into having her kenneled. Cost: $100 to have her shots up-do-date and $150 for the kennel fee. Let's see, $250 for a cat that poops on my carpet and claws my furniture. The kids won't feed her because the food smells "yucky." (I reminded them, I attended to them for years and they smelled pretty "yucky" at times.) OR. . . $50 relinquishment fee at the Humane Society. Gee. . . . . tough decision.
  • Gained back 8 of the 12 lbs. I lost (ouch).
  • Got a terrific tan. Yeah, I know it's vain, but it looks great and helps camoflauge the 8 lbs. (I hope).
  • Re-newed my love of cooking, because I hardly cooked all summer. Great for my family. (Not-so-great for my resolution to lose those 8 lbs. again.)
  • Traveled 2,900 miles in a car with my family of five and we all arrived home in one piece. No broken ribs, swimmers ear and I didn't throw any crayons out the window this time. (Someday, I'll write about that trip).

All-in-all it was a pretty darn good summer. Granted I didn't get my scrapbooks caught up. I didn't get the powder room painted. In fact, I pretty much forgot my list of to-do's that I made back in June -- I should look at it again. But, I think it was what summer should be -- lots of ice cream with the kids, get-togethers with family and friends, time in the water and reading. That is how I spent my summer vacation.

4 comments:

Becky said...

Hey, that sounds like a great vacation to me. You relaxed, enjoyed your family, and that cat ... well I am not really a cat person anyway.

I am glad you had a good one. Let's pray for a wonderful school year too!

kris said...

Sounds like a great summer vacation to me! Too bad about gaining a few pounds, but I think it's hard to enjoy a vacation without gaining a few. And the tan definitely helps hide that problem (at least that's what I keep telling myself!). Glad you and your family had such a fun time together.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds like a great summer to me! You're absolutely right, the to-do list and projects can wait. Ice Cream, time with your kids and family vacations are SO MUCH better :)

Have a great fall, now, ok?! :)

gail@more than a song said...

Yep, it does sound like a good summer, ice cream, time with the kids etc....all great things! You should blog about that marathon trip....we did many trips like that but one summer I think we were gone 16-18 days and about 3000+ miles. Get it all down for us and while it's still fresh on your mind!