Tomorrow I am going on vacation. I’m not sure why I call it a vacation – I’m going to be with family and probably not get much rest, hence not a “real” vacation. As you may know my sister, Kris, just had a baby – Gabby (aka Peanut) – and I’m going to be staying with them for a week. Now I love my sister, and I will absolutely LOVE being with both of my nieces, but let’s be honest. This won’t be a real vacation.
A real vacation would be a trip up to the Michigan peninsula to photograph lighthouses or a trip to the beach to just “chill”, or a few days in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. That would be a vacation. But going home to be with family who will then in turn demand work from me is not a holiday.
Now, with all that negativity said, I am so looking forward to going home. I haven’t been home since Thanksgiving. I’m hoping I can talk my dad into making our traditional 4th of July meal – his ribs, potato salad, garlic bread, baked beans, corn on the cob and pie for desert – mmmmmm, delicious! Or maybe I can make some of Mom’s mac and cheese for Olivia. I will also get my fair share of cable going – both Kris and Mom & Dad have TiVo so I can tape all the knitting shows that are on at 3:30 AM. Oh – and I can sleep late. How great is that?
Can’t wait….24 hours from now I’ll be leaving the college…..there’s no place like home.