Today is the first day of my annual traditional "Get the Kids Back to School" vacation. I like to take a few days before and a couple days after they get back to school. It is a little transitional thing that helps me...if not them anymore :-) Anyway, we will have some time to get our supplies together and just hang out before we all get caught up again in our more hectic school year routines. My kids start school next Tuesday, the 25th. Girlie Girl is a Junior and Handsome Lad is in 7th. Un-fricking-believable. The babies of the family! Geez.
I really needed some time away from work, back to school excuse or not. I like my job, but I am tired. I don't take much time off, because I like to let it build up so that at Christmas time I can sell back a couple of weeks and help to fund the holiday. So....these seven days (five that are actual vacation days) are pretty special to me :-)
I do plan to have some down time for my very own self, so I picked out a few books to bring home with me. I've got The Book of the Moon by Rick Stroud, My Little Red Book by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, and Nose Down, Eyes Up by Merrill Markoe. What would I do without books?
Still, I will be around these here parts :-) You won't be rid of me THAT easily! I hope that you will join me in simply relaxing as we enter, what feels for me and others, I'm sure, like the true New Year. In case you have forgotten, here is what relaxing looks like...I'm hoping that some of you will be willing to share with me in comments how you relax. Tips and tricks appreciated. xo