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maura @ 11:30 am

We spent last week at the beach on vacation with my family (my mom, 2 sibs + their families). It’s always a fun, if somewhat chaotic, time (7 kids under age 9!). The weather was great: we only had one rainy day, and much of that day it was only drizzly so we ended up taking the kids to the beach to hunt for shells anyway. It was lovely to meet my new nephew, who turned 4 weeks old last Friday. In my annual seafood-eating event I nommed steamed clams picked up by my mom + brother on the way in, an amazing lobster roll + clam chowder from here, as well as yummy broiled crab cakes from here.

This year I got sick (and Jonathan, too), which unfortunately kind of harshed my vacation mellow and scrapped many of my more ambitious leisure plans. I only read two books (both before the sickness hit), didn’t catch up on personal emails, and didn’t learn how to knit either. It’s just a head cold, but even though I tried to slow down and take it easy I’m still on sick day #6 (I think?). The inherent instability of vacation time means that I can’t quite remember when I got sick, maybe Tuesday? It was a bummer, though the vacation was still fun overall.

Now we’re back and I’m simultaneously trying to manage re-entry and recovery. Today is stretched before me in all of its Sundayness, and I’m a bit at odds. It’s hot + rainy. The cats missed us and are meowy + needy. Gus wanted a playdate but his desired pal is busy. I should clean the floors and go buy my niece a birthday present. I think the former is a pipe dream (also, Anne Lamott told me to clean less), but maybe we can swing the latter this afternoon. But resting needs to be at the top of the list, I think: classes start Thursday, so things are about to ramp up sharply. Full speed ahead!

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3 comments on “sunday sunday sunday”

Anne (22 August 2010 at 2:57 pm)

“Ambitious leisure plans.” Hmmm.

Em (22 August 2010 at 6:10 pm)

Re-entry from vacation is always tricky. I too suffer from making “ambitious leisure plans.” I don’t think vacation will ever be like it was say in high school or college where I would think nothing of reading for 7-8 hours a day. As an adult the time goes so fast, and is so full of minutia that I’d like to avoid. But someone has to decide where the next meal is coming from, even if it’s being prepared off site.

I highly recommend learning to knit, but maybe it will have to wait, just like I’m still planning on learning to sew. Someday…

maura (22 August 2010 at 9:16 pm)

I swear it was really leisurely! Reading non-work books, playing videogames (tho I did get in a bit of DS time when I felt too sick to read), and making my family play Carcasonne with us. None of which I could really do much of because I was too tired in the evenings, bah.

I’m looking forward to the day when the kids can put on their own sunscreen (and make their own meals)!

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