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On Vacation

April 4th, 2009

I am not a good vacation taker. When I was a kid, my mother often lied about how long we would be gone just to get me into the car. I would spend the first day (at least) obsessed with the idea that our house was going to burn down while we were out learning how to card flax and make linen at yet another historical village. That never happened.

But, I still find it difficult to leave my sweet little house. I like sleeping in my own bed (I often say that I moved around a lot after graduation because I liked to experience new cities very slowly). So now, I lie to myself - meaning that 15 min. before I go anywhere, I’m usually running around doing random things (like vacuuming and paying bills) that could certainly wait. It’s too late for me to disguise the state of my house for Keith (who feeds my cats because he could handle it if Tracey dies while I’m gone - see? I’m doing it again).

Vacations are important. Everyone needs to get away, see new things and think in new ways for a little while. I’m doing this trip on the cheap - staying with my cousin outside of DC. It’s good seeing her, too, and it’s Cherry Blossom Festival time.

We’ll see if my brief vacation yields any moments of brilliance. Hopefully, the car won’t crash, the house won’t burn down, the cats won’t die and they’ll miss me at work (knocking wood with fingers crossed).

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  1. Carol Ver Wiebe
    April 4th, 2009 at 09:16 | #1

    Any comments from anyone yet? I gave your address to your Aunt Barbara so maybe she will comment!

  2. Barbara Fisk
    April 7th, 2009 at 11:50 | #2

    I’ve often heard that you take after me, and understood that they are mocking you, but we have turned out all right. I never agreed with them until I heard about your need to not travel and attachment to your own bed. Sorry if you have inherited some of my more regretable traits.

  3. Keith Campbell
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:30 | #3

    Hey, Ann, welcome back home!

    I hope the kitties are still doing OK. The new one is very, very friendly. The weird one still likes to hide behind your basement shelving unit. Tracey looks pretty gnarly but she’s still got a HUGE appetite, so I would take that as a good sign. She always got up off your bed immediately whenever I stopped in to feed her. She’s a sweetie.

    I hope that you don’t mind that I put out your recyclables, too.

    By the way, have you stopped subscribing to the “Beacon Journal” or did you just stop it for the weekend you were gone?

    Enjoy the rest of the week if I don’t see you!

  4. Amanda
    April 10th, 2009 at 08:32 | #4

    Well, now I feel terrible for saying you weren’t missed around here. We missed you greatly…and I hope your house is still in tact, cats are alive and all else is well :-)

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