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Ahhhhhh! Vacation!

Posted on: July 19, 2008

Vacation has begun…almost. DH isn’t officially on leave until Monday. And we were up and out of the house at 8:30 this morning. If you know me at all, you will realize what a big thing this is. I’m not a morning person and if I can sleep in, I usually do.

There is a great breakfast/lunch restaurant in BigUtown. That’s all they serve and they are not open in the evenings. I’ve been wanting to go back (and it’s probably been at least a year since we last ate there) so we headed there first thing this morning. Omelet for me and chicken fried steak for DH. Seems to be his meal of choice at most places right now. And we got caught up a bit more on the past week. That’s the thing about living apart during the work week – I often forget things I want to tell him by the time we talk in the evening. Stuff like seeing a hand-letter sign (likely a child from the writing) in a yard that said “Don’t be a litterbug”.

After breakfast, we had some errands to run. Stuff like getting our nephew a birthday present. I really hope he likes it. Not being parents and generally not being around children, it’s hard to figure out what a two-year-old might like. Hopefully we did okay with the Fisher Price garage. DH helped decide on that one over the farm, even though the farm had a Farmer Jed. Not the Fisher Price of my childhood; better and cooler!

We hit one of the farmers’ markets in town. Yes, there are two. The downtown one is probably the better one, but we had some other things to do near the other one. Got to see an interesting exchange between a snotty seller and an irate customer. Seemed that the customer lady wanted some corn, but they were close to being out when she got there (the market opened at 8 and this was around 10:30). There was more on the way, but that just didn’t seem to suit her. While there could be more to the story, my thought was that with a farmers’ market, you get there early if you want the best choice. Maybe I should have had a tantrum because someone else got the last container of green beans. Seeing stuff like that makes me ashamed of the times I don’t behave like an adult and makes me promise myself not to be corn-women ever again.

Once we got home, the whole house had a nice afternoon nap. It’s ridiculously hot and humid today and that’s really about all you can do on a summer afternoon like this. Boring people that we are, there is nothing big planned for the evening.

Guess what I plan to do tomorrow…clean the house! Yes, I vacation in exciting and exotic ways, with toilet bowl cleaner and lemon scented Pledge. That’s just how I roll. *grin*

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1 Response to "Ahhhhhh! Vacation!"

Nick has that exact garage, and he loves it! Good choice. Good luck on the AK job application. Enjoy Jeff’s leave. I’m certainly enjoying Brian’s! 🙂

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