Friday, July 31, 2009

Relax & Take it Easy...It's Friday!

Let me apologize for disappearing on you guys. I forgot to mention that I was heading up north for a few days. Sans Internet.

I cross-my-heart-hope-to-die-stick-a-needle-in-my-eye-(ew) that it will never happen again. Maybe.

But, hey, guess what? I had an amazing time up north. For the first time in a long time, I surrounded myself with family and nature; two things I now realize I don't spend enough time around.

(my bloggy feet relaxing by the lake)

We played cards every night. I won every time. We went for walks and kayak rides and sat around the campfire at night. We made a mess out of ourselves while attempting to make smores.

(my bloggy feet on a dock)

We spent too much time together. We got sun burnt. We weren't used to being together and got annoyed easily. We got mosquito bites. We fought over trivial things. We got stung by bees. We wandered through the woods alone when we needed to.

(My bloggy thumb says 'thumbs up!')

At three in the morning I sat by the lake and watched the stars. I didn't find any constellations. I saw a firefly get caught in the reeds and light up our beach. I smoked and drank and laughed. I kayaked slowly around the lake, watching every creature that caught my eye. Dragonflies followed me. I became entranced by three giant turtles and a family of swans.

(My bloggy legs enjoy kayaking)

The verdict? I had a wonderful week. I'm sad that it's over. I can't wait to go up north again. What about you? What've you been up to while I was away? I'd love to listen...



Maggie May said...

god that sounds heavenly.

LiLu said...

Oh, that looks like HEAVEN... so jealous! xo

Jill Pilgrim said...

That sounds perfect!

Eric said...

Nice, I'll bet it's not 38C / 100F up there like it is here?

Brandy said...

Your feet look like they are having a great time! My feet are totally envious now.