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August 7, 2014

Vacation Count-down

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 8:39 am
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Yesterday(Wednesday) was day 48 of summer and my count-down to my week’s vacation in Maine began. We leave Saturday morning, bright and early. Preparations are underway. It seems there are always never-ending errands in the days before a vacation, doesn’t it? I did some of them yesterday. I also recently learned that our suitcases were in pretty poor condition, so a new set was purchased.
Time to travel

I did have some time to relax in the afternoon. I started reading The Wrong Right Man by Pamela Wight of Roughwighting, as I sat outside on the deck.

The hummingbirds were active at the feeder again, but a close-up shot was not to be. This little one zipped over to the small trees along the side of my yard and I was able to get this photo of him at rest.
hummingbird at rest

I imagine today will be a day much like yesterday- errands and checking things off my list as I get them done.
What are all of you getting done these days?


  1. hey, at least you got a hummer taking a break—that’s hard to do! enjoy your vacation! we’re getting ready to dive back into back-to-school here: joey begins the 18, and meghan heads back the 20, with classes beginning the 25. and so it starts….

    Comment by Kate — August 7, 2014 @ 8:45 am | Reply

    • Thanks Kate. We will be diving into back-to-school in a hurry when we get back from Maine. We will have a week to do all the stuff we need to do. My Meghan moves back in the 24th with classes beginning on the 25th. Sarah starts on the 27th, and my first work day at school is the 25th, with the kids of that district returning on the 26th. Too soon, too soon!

      Comment by Karma — August 7, 2014 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  2. Yay! I’m so glad you’re reading my book as you prepare for your vacation break. I hope you enjoy and don’t stay up too late turning the pages during Meredith’s adventures. πŸ™‚

    Comment by roughwighting — August 7, 2014 @ 9:00 am | Reply

    • I’m already looking forward to getting back to Meredith when I have some time this afternoon!

      Comment by Karma — August 7, 2014 @ 9:05 am | Reply

      • Parker? Or Gregory…? πŸ™‚

        Comment by roughwighting — August 7, 2014 @ 9:08 am

      • Dying to know more about Parker right now! Always had a fascination with the mysterious ones!

        Comment by Karma — August 7, 2014 @ 9:09 am

  3. Getting ready for a trip always involves making lists and checking them twice for me. Or three times or more. I have been getting very little done, doing what comes first just now – enjoying my time with Kat.

    Comment by Carol — August 7, 2014 @ 11:53 am | Reply

    • I’m with you Carol! I don’t think I’ve ever gone on a trip without list making and checking. Enjoy that time – I’m learning how very precious daughter-time is!

      Comment by Karma — August 7, 2014 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  4. How cool that you’re reading Pam’s book. I haven’t yet…you’re providing some inspiration here.

    Comment by Kathy — August 9, 2014 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

    • Pam’s book was a lot of fun with lots of twists and turns. A good summer read!

      Comment by Karma — August 16, 2014 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

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