Vacationing at home
If you’ve read any of my site you’ll know that I work in IT and at times it can be hectic. I will be taking vacation shortly. Our son is flying in from the East Coast and our daughter from the West Coast. It’s a shame we all get so busy during the year, but nice that we’re able to get together at all, with all nine of us living is so many different locations.
We have plans to take the children and show them Dallas and North Texas as we see it. The Stockyards, Farmer’s Markets, The unique shops, and of course the “Amber Waves of Grain” that will be just getting ready for harvest in a couple of months and have already turned a beautiful shade of Amber.
I know I shouldn’t digress, but seeing the wheat that has ripened to the rich Amber color of a sunset in summer has always taken my breath away. I will say to anyone, anywhere in the world… If you ever have the chance to see it in person, take the time to soak in the experience. To my soul, it is breathtaking…
Getting back on track of vacation planning, there are a lot of tasks that are left undone when you’re working five days a week and at times, 11 hours a day. One of the things that needs doing is to get my website in better order. I like to think of it as Spring Cleaning! Another task left undone is catching up on photo organization. For some reason, I cannot seem to get them organized on a regular basis and find myself overwhelmed until I take the time to go through them after they’re out of control.
Most of the time will be spent laughing with the five children that will be here and singing at the tops of our lungs in the car on the way to whatever destination we happen to be traveling to. In the evenings, the whirring of our sewing machines as they beat out the staccato rhythm of creating blocks of fabric into quilts.
It may not have been mentioned in any previous posts, but I love watching (or rather mostly listening) to a favorite or even an unknown television series, or playing music on the stereo while putting together the pieces to a quilt. It really is quite relaxing even if I’ve watched the same series multiple time.
My wish to all of you this summer is that you get all that you want accomplished, see all the sites that you’ve wanted to visit, and that you get ahead of all your projects.