Vacation — where to start

Vacation — six days with minimal responsibilities except feeding people and having fun.  Where to start….that’s the big question?  Mosaics, reading novels, playing with my new computer, or playing with my new books on pastels?  Plan a big dinner for Thursday, play solitaire, or whatever.  Definitely a question to ponder over coffee.

Yesterday was tense, I was unsure until late in the afternoon if I could really get today off. But my co-workers who knew how much I’ve been working over the last week all agreed to take care of any problems that might arise. And I did get brownie points for being willing to come in if needed.  Didn’t leave a phone number but told people my phone was listed in the white pages.  The general advice was to not answer the phone and life would go on.

So last night I got to pick up Liz from the airport. Thanksgiving madness had not yet started, the airport was relatively deserted.  Even got one of the premium front row spots.  Liz’s plane even came in early, traffic was good, and we got home about 8:30 pm, hungry and ready to use a toilet.  Only to be informed there was no water; wait.  There was cold pizza for dinner.

Turns out that pipe from the water main to our house is plastic. And Bob found the pipe yesterday evening.  Another geyser, another pipe fix, and waiting for the glue to dry. Only the first fix didn’t take and had to be redone.  Another round of happy dog dancing in water and mud.  Another trip to the hardware store, more fixing; this time in the dark.  And then waiting for the for glue to dry. About 9:30 pm, we were allowed to turn back on the water.

But today all is well, the sky is glorious, and the morning awaits.  Guess I’ll go start my mosaic tabletop project.


Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

One thought on “Vacation — where to start”

  1. I wish you and all your family a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving. I am grateful that you are in my life and that you so beautifully share all your experiences. I do so much enjoy reading them all.

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