Thursday, July 29, 2010


I know I'm just back to work and all, but I'm already going on vacation. I have the time saved up, and my bosses are OK with it, so as of quittin' time this evening, I'm off for another week. Technically I work remotely on Fridays, and tomorrow's no exception, but we'll be getting ourselves ready and on the road to start our camping trip on the coast of Maine like we do every year with the entirety of my dad's side of the family. We're currently on to the fourth generation of this collective holiday (it started with my grandparents when my dad was a baby) and if you ask any one of us, it's our most favorite place, and the one thing we all look forward to for the whole year. For the past few years we've been going for two weeks, and most of my family is already there this week, but considering my leave just ended and the little monkey is just an infant, a week is just about all we can handle this year. It'll be interesting to say the least navigating the conditions with a three-month-old - the hot sunny beach (probably won't get there much, at least not from 12-3), the mosquitos, the having-to-think-of-a-person-who-isn't-me aspect. But my parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins have all survived the wild with a newborn in tow, so I'm not too worried about it. There will be no shortage of people who want to take the dude off our hands at any given time,  for one thing. And it certainly changes how I'll be packing up - my husband and I will really have to get by on the bare minimum to allow room for all the stuff we need to cram into the car for HR. The littler the baby, the more things they require, it seems. Luckily camping is one of those vacations where you're expected to re-wear clothing, the dirtier the better.

Tonight's agenda: packing - certainly less relaxing than last night's (eating cake and watching So You Think You Can Dance in bed), but I get so excited about the trip it's never much of a chore for me. I'll report back soon and let you know how it went.


  1. Oooo! I always looked forward to the report from the camping trip! Glad to know we (and you) won't be deprived this year. Hand the precious babe off as much as practical, snoozle with your hubs, play beachy sports, and have a wonderful time. ~LA

  2. I hope Handsome HR enjoys his first Maine camping trip! We'll have to catch up when you guys get back!