Wednesday, August 08, 2007

13 reasons I'm looking forward to getting away for a few days

  • This house and I, we've seen much too much of one another in the last few months. The summer weather is not conducive to getting out and doing things, it's too damn hot, or perversely too damn wet!
  • The kiddo and I, we've seen much too much of one another, lol. He's going with us, but a change of venue, with no loud computer games and blaring t.v is going to be good.
  • It means I can put off wallpapering the bathroom for another 4 days :)
  • Other than one rip to Chicago, in 5 years I've not left the State of Florida, unless it was to go home to NZ. I'm not really succeeding at seeing the country -- unlike hubby who's been all over the show, even if it was for work.
  • I need a break from writing and sewing, I've not been enjoying either the last week - but that's PMS for you, I was NOT a good person to be around last night, things just went from bad to worse and there was no chocolate to be found *sob*
  • I love visiting historic locations, and Savannah is pretty damn historic. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the old south. Though I have a feeling I might turn around and tell hubby we are moving 2 hours north :)
  • My camera and I are going to get cozy -- expect to be inundated with photos next week.
  • Being able to spend an afternoon by the pool reading -- when FB's at work, I have to get in the pool with kiddo, needless to say neither eBook nor paper fairs well in that situation!
  • I'm hoping the new scenery will spark some new writing ideas.
  • Shopping! Although we are on a tight budget for this trip, but I might be able to squeeze a little something out of the stone.
  • No housework. Yaaaay!
  • Will try out some local eateries and maybe find somewhere with good food that's not expensive (ala The Melting Pot where I went with the GF's on Monday, tres expensive!)
  • Family time. Though we haven't been anywhere this summer, we haven't connected much -- unless it's been with our respective computers, which reminds me, must book kiddo in to get his eyes tested *sigh* a mothers jobs are never done!


tommiea said...

the pool and the no housework one sounds awesome to me!!!

The Crux said...

Those are good enough reasons for me. Have a good trip.

Michelle Cary said...

Have a safe and fun trip. I'll expect to hear all about it when you get back *g*

Anonymous said...

I was down in Savannah visiting my sil a couple of months back. Enjoy your time there - it's a beautiful place!

Happy TT!

Lesley said...

We're going to the pool tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it immensely. we'll see if the tot likes it or not. hehe I'm sure he will he is a bath fiend. Have fun on your trip!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Okay, Anne, you've convinced me. I'm going on vacation! :-D

Have a fabulous time on your getaway!

Lisa Andel said...

Hey, what Daisy said. You convinced me to take some "me" time next month. I'd been thinking about it, but you shoved me right over the edge.

N.J.Walters said...

Enjoy your vacation!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Oh my heck, they have AMAZING restaurants there! I'm a foodie and I'm lobbying for a full report.

Ann said...

Ooh, ooh, I love Savannah. There are some totally awesome restaurants there. There's: Mrs. Wilkes Boardinghouse, there are a whole slew of them on the river front, there's Lady & Sons (i think that's the name). If you have time to travel, Hilton Head is 45 minutes north, and Beaufort is an hour north (that's where Prince of Tides was filmed- also Forrest Gump, although the film says it's Alabama). Have a great vacation.

Ember Case said...

Have a great break - I'm sure the writing and sewing will be much more fun when you've had time to recharge!

Michelle Hasker said...

Wow! I think you need a vacation more than me, heheh.

I hope you have a blast and find some great inspiration!

Anne Douglas said...

Lisa and DAisy - breaks away are GOOD for you ... well unless its going to be 120 in the shade like tomorrow :(, but never fear, I shall prevail!

Good to hear from you everyone!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds like you're overdue for the break. Travel safe and stay cool, Anne!