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Vacation 58% complete.

29 Sep

Yesterday it sank in.

I spent the morning of frittering time away, then headed to the salon for a long-overdue haircut. My husband suggested escaping for the afternoon, and we did – lunch at Burgermaster, and a long walk at Golden Gardens park and marina. I'm sure he will hate this picture. Don't know how it got so warped.

The sun was bright and the breeze was strong and the tide was going out. I felt the remaining stressyness and weight evaporate, disperse, and ebb. Then we went home and took a nap.

I was pretty much useless the rest of the day; I still Kinect-ed with Mom in New York, and stayed awake through dinner. Just barely.

Vacation dreams are bright, weird, and lovely.

Vacation, Day One.

26 Sep

I pass a coffeeshop every morning on my walk to the bus stop. Almost every morning, I think “what would it be like to just get this far? Drink a coffee, sit down and write for a few hours…”

This morning, I dressed up for our newly re-Seattle-ified weather (i.e., rain) in my new rust-orange raincoat and red-with-white-polka-dots rainboots.

I got to the coffeeshop, and went inside. It was warm, but not too warm. I ordered a rice-milk mocha, sat down with my computer, and read the first chapters of a fellow author’s work to provide feedback. I had promised to do so more than a month ago, and this morning, day one of my first vacation in more than a year, I did it.

Now I’m back home, thinking about what delicious breakfast to make.

Not a bad start. Not a bad start at all.