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The Panic is Setting In

We’re staring down the end of vacation now, and I’m starting to get depressed. I don’t want this to end. I don’t think we’ve done everything we wanted to. I don’t ant to go back to my routine. Shocking, of course, given how fabulous this house and the location and the ocean and the tacky gift shops are. Who wants to leave that behind? I’m typing this on the deck, rootbeer at my side, looking out at the tide coming in and the sun going down. The sky is glorious (photos to follow, maybe later tonight or tomorrow) and if you know me at all, you know how much I love a glorious sky. Clouds fascinate me, sunsets thrill me. I have both tonight. I don’t want to go home, because I can’t see the sun setting on the ocean from my house, damn the luck!

Sorry, I didn’t mean to rant. I know a lot of people who didn’t get to go to the beach this week, and I know I should just keep my woe-is-me good fortune to myself. But I’m still really sad that the week is winding down. I want to start all over from the beginning, damn it!

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  1. Karen

     /  August 10, 2007

    I know how you feel Jody, I feel the same way when we leave our friends cabin in the mountains. It’s peaceful, quiet and no one needs to be anywhere or do anything. I’m going to miss it, he’s made it his 2nd home and our visits are over. I want to cry, but it’s his home.

  2. Anji

     /  August 10, 2007

    You just have to look forward to the next time…’sigh’

  3. Abacquer

     /  August 10, 2007

    It is in our nature to want more, and it is difficult to focus on what we have right now. Live in the moment my friend, you are blessed.

    But if my some miracle I should hit the lotto and win a bajillion dollars, I’d be happy to slip you some cash so you could take an extended vacation.

  4. Anonymous

     /  August 10, 2007

    I found that week long vacations are such that you just get into the swing of things and then you get yanked back to reality. Now I take vaca’s two weeks at a time. It makes each week feel much longer and I try to avoid work calls and emails.
    Been down south now for good part of the week, been a brutal 95-100F every day. Even the pool is not cool enough to enjoy anymore. Jerry