I had a horrible day yesterday and it’s put me in a funk that I’m having trouble getting out of. So today I am thinking only about where I will be one week from today, which is still at work. BUT my last day of work for 18 days!
So what will those days be filled with?
Well for the first few days I will be at a university campus in Ontario with all the youth from our churches across Canada. It’s going to be amazing! I’m most looking forward to the service on Sunday where we will be singing songs like this:
Then it’s off to see some family for a few days. Nothing like a family visit to make you happy again. My step sister is in her early teens and every time I see her she looks so much older! I feel like I’m missing it all being so far away so I will be spending a ton of time with her.
After that I’ll be headed to our family cottage with my mom, and a few cousins including one that lives in NYC so I never get to see her. The cottage is one of my favorite places. I can’t wait to drink coffee while watching the sunrise here:
And then just relaxing at the beach all day long. Swimming, floating, reading, canoe-ing and maybe some fishing? That’s the life.
Then it’s off to another cottage, this time my best friend Lauren’s. We have an annual girls weekend there every summer (that I talked about here) and I missed last years. I am so excited to see all my friends together in one location. There will be beer sangria, a vodka watermelon, lots of tanning and boating (don’t worry, before we start drinking). There is a rule at Lauren’s cottage “Water on the water, beer on the pier”.
After that, it’s a few more days of family time before I fly home. When I get back to Calgary my brother will be all moved into our house! And my mom will be on her way to visit us again. When she gets here the whole family is going back country camping in the mountains. That means we will be hiking with all our supplies to some remote location. And that sounds perfect to me.
Since we moved to Calgary most of our vacations are back to Ontario and they are anything BUT relaxing. We’re always running around trying to see everyone and we get back to Calgary more exhausted then when we left! But not this time around.
For 1, John isn’t coming. And I may have purposely planned to be at the cottage for 85% of it so that I would have no choice to but relax.
I just have to make it through 7 more days…