Friday, August 3, 2012

Goin' on vacation right here at home

When the kids were younger and we went on vacation in the summer we'd stay in a rental house for a week. Those weeks usually ran from Saturday to Saturday. I've decided that I am going to do that for this coming week, without leaving home. I'm going to live in my house, on my land as if it were a vacation destination. And what that means is that I will not be on the computer during that time. If I went away, I certainly wouldn't haul this desktop computer with me, so I won't be using it on my little 'staycation.'

Hoping to spend a lot of time right here

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  1. I might join you in spirit- though I am sure your weather is more temperate and enjoyable than ours is here in Tennessee.

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    1. I like that word 'temperate.' I looked it up, and most of New England is considered temperate. 'uniform rainfall, warm summers, no dry season.'

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    1. It was quite nice. I'll be doing a blog post on the changes in computer life in past few years. Things I noticed this week.

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  3. Your little staycation sounds lovely and relaxing. Enjoy!

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    1. I learned a bit about the part a computer plays in our lives now. I'll be writing about it sometime.

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  4. Good for you. Since you won't read this until your return" I'll say I hope you enjoyed yourself. (Actually I KNOW you will/did!)

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    1. Yeah, it was good, and interesting in a few ways. More later. :<)

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  5. Nan....sounds like a fabulous idea. Enjoy your unplugged time.

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    1. It ended up being sorta unplugged. :<)

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  6. Excellent - enjoy your staycation!

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    1. It was nice spending time reading books that I would have been spending online.

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    1. Not sure it was a rest, but it was a change. :<)

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  8. By all means enjoy your staycation. You have chosen a great spot.

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    1. We have a nice little sitting area on the porch. I love being there.

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  9. Have a great time on your staycation. Will look forward to your posts when you return home. :D

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    1. Thank you. I love it that you 'look forward' to them. Really.

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  10. Sounds like a great plan. Hope you will be able to walk past the computer without pangs of longing to sit down and blog.
    You know, I've said it many times, I think your home and your farm are wonderful, peaceful places and a perfect location for a summer vacation.
    Have a very good time...take pictures...make notes to share when you come back.

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    1. I resisted blogging but there were a few 'irresistible' factors which I'll write about soon.
      I didn't keep notes but I have a bit in my head that I hope to talk about, including three book reports.

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  11. What a fun idea! Make sure you avoid doing the laundry (living out of your suitcase) and housework and too much cooking so you don't break the spell :)

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    1. Ha! Still plenty of laundry, and gardening. I picked something most every day for supper. I love it.

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  12. Ah, to have a swing and a porch on which to swing in it. Have a wonderful, wonderful time, Nan! I love your peaceful spirit which always seems to get things just right. xo

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    1. I work on getting things 'just right.' I rarely achieve it. :<) But yeah, the porch is nice, if I overlook all the work it needs.

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  13. I'm delighted you will be taking a 'staycation' - relax and enjoy!

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    1. It was relaxing having the computer turned off. I changed some daily routines which I hope to continue now that I'm back on again.

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  14. What, no postcards?!

    Just kidding! This is a brilliant idea and cleverly avoids the trap I always fall into: using my vacation to catch up on chores. Have a lovely and far-away time!

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  15. Enjoy enjoy!! Your porch-swing looks inviting, mind if I stop by....

    Jane

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  16. When you get back, can you post a close-up of that banner over your glider? I'm curious to see what it looks like.

    I'm taking a "staycation" beginning on Friday for two full weeks. Can.Not.Wait! :)

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    1. They are Tibetan prayer flags. I'll be writing about them soon. A book came with them.

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