Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On Returning to the Real World

Well, I'm back to civilization and want to say thanks for the well wishes on our camping trip! We had a fantabulous (spell check says this isn't a word, but I DO so there!) time! I evaded being sunburned too bad. Just a little pink on the forehead. That's me canoeing. I think next time I'll take the back seat because rear end shots are not the best. I'm shielding you from the other me.

Amanda, camping is my recharge session as well! It's oddly relaxing to me to be active outside. And it helped that the locals were awesome and gave us free cake and ice cream when we stopped at their berry farm. =)
I only read one chapter last week from A Room With a View. I don't know what it is with this book but it's taking me forever. I am enjoying it so I don't know what it is. I will try to be more articulate when I eventually post my review. How do you guys work in time to read when you're on vacation? Or do you just forget about it? I'm curious.
Today was my first day back to work. I've been unemployed/in limbo/playing housewife since December. It feels good to be a productive member of society again! I have my old job back at the University's library working for the circulation department. It's like old times again.
I hope everyone's summer is off to as great a start as mine!


  1. I'm glad you had a good camping trip! We are going camping next weekend with several other families in Rocky Mountain National Park. Never been there before so looking forward to it.

    I always take too many books with me on this trip (this is the fourth year we've done - but the first to RMNP) so I'm going to try to make myself take only one book (in addition to the one my daughter and I are reading. I might take Games Magazine and Newsweek along as well, though, since they are light. :)

    I always take books with me on vacation but the amount I actually read depends on the type of vacation, I think.

  2. Your job sounds like so much fun! Happy back-to-work :) Whenever I go on a trip, I read and read and read in the car. My husband likes to drive, so I get comfy in the passenger seat with a good book!

  3. Buffy - I once took alot of books when flying and my carry on bag was sooo heavy. A guy got my bag out of the over head and asked if I was carrying bricks. I'll never do that again!

    Katie - sometimes I get car sick when I read too long. It depends on the terrain. =)

  4. I'm happy things are going so well for you! :D I can't read in a car, although I'm fine on planes and trains and inner-city public transport.

  5. i think i actually read more while on vacation than not. i always pack a few books (it used to be a big thing in my family when i was young that we'd go on a wild trip to the bookstore before a vacation - books would keep us out of our parents hair). i always read on planes and usually before bed or if i wake up earlier than everyone else i let them keep sleeping while i read.