2010 Vacation

Last week was a very hard week for me.

Talk about overload!

The homework is overtaxing my brain to say the very least.

On Monday I had one homework assignment due.

Tuesday was a completely different story.

I had three assignments due and two tests to take.

Wedensday, another assignment due and a test.

Thursday, another assignment due.

And yet another due by Saturday.

And these are not easy homework assignments.

Each page had several different brain burning, time consuming problems .

If I wasn’t sleeping or driving, I was doing homework or studying until the wee hours of the morning or sitting in class.

While I was home, cramming, the Captain and Boo were off on vacation.

A vacation which I had to miss because of school.

It wasn’t a week I could miss.

I drove down on Sunday and delivered the boat, but returned early Monday morning to DO HOMEWORK and go to class.

Oh, they lovingly sent me text messages from the middle of the lake while they were relaxing on the boat, because that is the only place you can get cell service there.

They sent messages like…..

“When you come back bring my other fishing pole.”


“Bring more sunflower seeds, the squirrels found ’em.”

I drove back down to the vacation spot after school on Thursday.

 If I had any more homeword assigned on Wednesday or Thursday I’m not so sure I would have been able to go at all.

Except to drive down and bring the boat back.

But I had three days to let my brain recharge before I had to be back at it again.

I got to spend some quality time with my daughter and her family who came down on Friday evening and stayed the rest of the weekend.

Even though we live close by, we don’t get to spend much time together.

We both have busy lives. But we talk on the phone almost daily.

And I use that term almost very loosley.

Sometimes we get so busy it may be days before we talk.

Even though I missed most of the vacation, I’m not complaining.

I did get a few days of R & R.

And once I get all this schooling out the way, there will be plenty of vacations later.

Any of you ever have to stay home because of uncontrolable circumstances while the rest of the crew were off having fun?

 Would you believe I didn’t take one picture?


I’m tellin’ ya my head went on complete vacation.

All Excited


Schools out!

Schools out!

Teacher’s let the monkeys out!

One wennnnn…….




sorry ’bout that.

Guess I got a little carried away.

Semester one…done.

Next one starts in two weeks.


I’ve got a two week vacation!

Oh, the things I’m gonna do.

I’m gonna finish the painting.


Till my garden


Plant my garden.





Ahem….excuse me.

There I go getting all excited again.

But I’ve got a two week vacation!!!!


What Makes Me Smile, part XV


Coming home from vacation makes me smile.

That last mile seems to take forever.

We all need a vacation away from home occasionally.

But, it feels good coming home. Familiar surroundings.

The barking, whinneying and tweeting I hear when coming home is welcoming.

Although, I’ll miss where I came from.

Where we had hot doughnuts for dinner.

Where we played cards till the wee hours of the morning.

Where we relaxed and enjoyed each others company.

Where we enjoyed the sights and walked the beach.

Where we had an adventure or two.

Although, I’ll miss all those things.

It’s good to be home.

What’s making you smile this week?