31 July, 2007

Vacationing Vicariously

Right now work is the last place I want to be.

I don't know if I am just exhausted from last week? perhaps it is that I am feeling the emergence of the itch to travel as I read Ruby's adventures in India or see James fabulous pictures of the peaks in the Pacific Northwest? Just Run shares her pictures of time spent by the water with friends. There is also this experienced and shared by Beautiful Disaster... which leaves me wanting something similar.

I am restless.

The last thing I want to do is sit in my little office in this tower compiling information for a report that no one is going to read.

And honestly, the next person who asks me what I am doing for vacation.... I will truly, well, I don't know what I will do but it might not be pretty.

Vacation is something I do in June just before the 4th of July. It is usually something that involves travel, but domestic travel east of the Mississippi. Oh, and vacation with a child is never really a vacation - more of an adventure I suppose, but not relaxing.

I have the mid-summer blues.

I am surviving the dog days of summer, but just barely.

August looms before me with no true end in sight. There is nothing happening in August; my calendar is clear. The Diva's dad is going to his beach house, half the office is hitting the Eastern Shore or the Outer Banks, and me... the Diva and I are excitedly looking forward to two trips to the orthodontist.

A friend just returned from Bermuda... and they are thinking about going back in August. I want to ask if she can fit the Diva and me in their luggage.

I want to leave the state; I want to travel.

I need a true, honest to goodness, nothing to do but "be" vacation.

Since this is not going to happen, thank you so much for posting your pictures and stories allowing me to, in a way, share yours...

12 comments:

AaroN said...

Didn't you just get back from DC? That was a vacation, right? ;)

You can live vicariously through my vacation photos, if you wish. :/

Bre said...

There's a slight possibility that I'll be able to travel to London this Spring. I'm clinging to that hope - I've got itchy feet!

JustRun said...

Oh I so understand that itch. It's so hard when you just can't make it happen "right now." Maybe you can plan something way down the line... I always find looking forward, no matter how far, helps a little. Or, maybe even better, take a day trip this Saturday. I like the idea of rediscovering your own backyard.

Scotty said...

I am feeling the need to get away for a bit also, I think the end of summer brings it out. Doesn't help when people around you are traveling also!

The Exception said...

RON - DC doesn't count. It is an adventure more than a vacation! Thanks for offering to share your vacation with me!

Bre - London... that sounds lovely. I do hope that you are able to go.

Just Run - A day trip would be nice. Just a little get away to ease the soul a bit. I like looking forward to trips as well, so they are often planned months in advance.

Scotty - I thought you were coming here for the month of September?

Yes, I do think it is a bit more difficult when everyone around me is leaving or coming back from amazing vacations. Honestly though, most people do not go far, which does make it easier. I like to go more than 200 miles from the house though, I suppose, it isn't necessary.

brookem said...

i just commented to you on my blog that you needed to give yourself another nice, beachy getaway. i remember how highly you spoke of your trip earlier in the summer. how about a nice day trip? just something to get away, do something that you enjoy, for you. you deserve it!

Scotty said...

I am still waiting for the list!

The Exception said...

Brookem - It does sound lovely, and I do deserve it. I am going to take a day off soon, just don't know when.

Scotty - That list is going to be my undoing!

Scotty said...

Thats what I am thinking also!

a life uncommon said...

I don't want to be at work either...

The Exception said...

Scotty - Who knows, I may just surprise you...!

ALU - We should just ditch and hit the beach!

BeautifulDisaster said...

the trick is finding time for you, away from the kiddo. All adventures may await! Fortunately I'm able to get that thru work ...