Whew. I just enjoyed a thoroughly lovely week in Michigan. Without internet. Or should I say, without reliable internet. Being "unplugged" was fabulous and annoying. Fabulously Annoying, or Annoyingly Fabulous? I'm not sure. But clearly, I'm giddy to be back on-line.
And so... back to our regularly scheduled program.
Our family vacation was quite a classic. We headed to a smallish lake in Michigan where I spent one week every summer from 1981 - 1993. My lake memories are 99.9% great and honestly, I can't even remember the .1% that was not great. I used to build sand castles, read, swim, make-up dance routines with my sister, eat "fluff-a-nutters," nap in a hammock, and get a fantastic tan. This year's vacation was really great too, except not exactly like I remembered it. Turns out when I am the Mom... it's not as vacation-y. I had to clean up the sandy swimsuit bottoms, worry about wee ones drowning, endure hours of pretend shows (although K and I did make up a short synchro inner-tubing routine!), make the sandwiches, and worry about getting enough sun screen on the kids. Ah, responsibilities.
However now we are home, well-tanned, sort-of rested, and happy to have spent so much time together. It's nice to be home with so many soul-satisfying memories tucked away. Tomorrow is Monday and we get back to the real world. Tonight I shall enjoy my last bit of vacation... and maybe eat one last "fluff-a-nutter."