Wednesday, June 24, 2009

First Day of Vacay


Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I mean my week-long vacation.

During this week at some point (I'm being coy about the exact dates in case you try to rob me and/or TP my yard) we are going to TN for my daughter's dance competition.

Until then, I'd like to do some maxin' and relaxin' on my deck with my library book Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty. I'm in the mood to don a floppy woven hat, read Southern female writers and sip "sweet tea" on my veranda, er, deck.

But before I can allow myself to do that, I must flog myself with a good long run in the heat so that I can sweat like no Southern gentlewoman ever did, or at least admitted to. Then I will have earned the right to read.

We are also probably going to go purchase a CRV today, which is another event high on the list of things that make me sweat. Ugh.

Then, maybe after I purchase the vehicle this afternoon, I can allow myself to sit by a backyard fire tonight and just stare into the flames, which I thoroughly enjoy except when the Chiggers bite like they did the other night. By the way, experts claim that putting nail polish on Chigger bites isn't effective, but I think it is. So I have very shiny ankles right now, but it's worth bearing to get lost in a crackling, climbing fire.

If you haven't noticed, escape is the theme of the day for me. I am so ready to get away from work and everyday things like laundry that even escaping mentally if not physically sounds really good.

I am ready to implode and enjoy it.

Postcard: "Having a great time on the Middle-America DIY back porch with gorgeous view of privacy fence, pretending I'm in Savannah. Wish you were here."

Have a great day, Y'all.

13 comments:

Kim said...

Southern women perspire or "glisten" rather than sweat :-)

Enjoy your escape!

Espero que tengas una buena semana!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wish I were on your deck with you!

Especially since it was 103 here yesterday!!

"Rachel" said...

Enjoy your vacay!!! :)

I'm going to have to check out that book.

(And we do sweat like swine down here, we just call it "glowing".) :)

Becky said...

Have some fun after that tortuous run. Hey I rhymed ... you must bring it out in me.

Sheryl said...

I'd love to follow in your footsteps, ok may not the run but the rest sounds wonderful.

Enjoy.....

Merrie said...

Yes, I have learned the meaning of sweat! Now that my mother has no memory of me, I can get away with sweat even though she taught me that a "true lady" never sweats.
I you are looking for a good Southern Read about the South - Savannah, in particular, I recommend anything by Eugenia Price. Her novels are historical fiction and very intriguing. One of my favorites is "To See Your Face Again", but anything she writes is wonderful!
Enjoy your escape!

Mama Belle said...

FYI: I ate 2 giant chocolate chip cookies instead of running in the 104-degree heat.

Now, I have to work out with Jillian in the morning. Joy.

Lois Lane II said...

I'm so jealous!! I want to be on vaca, lol! ENJOY IT!! ;)

Allison said...

Sounds wonderful. Love the postcard.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ahem. Southern women glow.

And I have a CR-V. I love my CR-V. I had the original one, but once it hit 250,000 miles, the husband made me purchase a new car. How do I tolerate such a bossy man? Sigh. I fooled him though. I bought a new CR-V. You'll be happy. I promise.

Linda said...

I think I know where the mango smoothie idea came from after reading this post! ha. Hope you enjoy your time off.

Sylvia said...

Where did you find the "Where's my book?" picture? I would love to put it on my facebook. Am I able to do so?

Shirl said...

I had to chuckle at your comment about your 'veranda'. I've been referring to an area of our driveway where we have our morning coffee as being 'out on the veranda'. Enjoyed reading your blog.