Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Long awaited too short Vacation

Right now I am in the midst of packing and making ridiculously complicated lists of what to bring, especially with "the dog's" complicated diet: rice, eggs, chicken necks!, a rice cooker, a dog bed, her brushes, a measuring cup, a spoon, a couple of dog toys, her medicine. I am cooking ground turkey even now while I speak. (I know, it seems weird, but she doesn't get sick so often any more.) Plus I got her a new scarf to wear.


For us, there is fruit and snacks, music and laptop, sweatshirts and books. (For myself, I have way too many possibilities for books to bring.) The niece will bring her gameboy also, as she is afraid that she will get bored being with us and "the dog." It could be. We are pretty boring. Even Scout would say, if she could talk, "I live for the day Those Cool Boys come over, and we have some excitement for a change." However, I hope our niece likes the scenery, even just a little bit. Maybe I will offer to paint her fingernails and toenails. That's one more thing for the list.


With any luck at all, by tomorrow afternoon, we will be in the vicinity of this scenery:





And with any other luck at all, we will be able to get wireless high speed internet, and occasionally be in touch.

12 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

Picture Rocks? Somewhere on some Great Lake? BWCA? Whatever -- looks fabulous and Scout will have fun!

P.S. an after-thought said...

I've been in that exact place! Have a great time.

Gannet Girl said...

Well, wherever it is, it's my screensaver at the moment.

Jan said...

Beautiful! Have fun!

Katherine E. said...

Ah, have a GREAT time, Diane!!

ann.markle said...

Oh, you go, girl! But I'd love to know where it is, so I might wish one day to go there! I hope you're driving, with all that "dog equipment!" Have a great time. My first thought on waking this morning was, "A week from today, I'll be waking up in Buffalo!" To some of you that might not sound exciting, but to me it is a delicious anticipation, especially my time at the lake. Good vacations are SO NEEDED!

Diane said...

I will see if anyone guesses, and if not I'll tell you where the beautiful scenery is.

mompriest said...

Have a fabulous vacation. I guess I'll post another poem, since I can't think of anything else to write about and you'll be gone and I don't get vacation for another three weeks and I feel dried up and dull....maybe...

Barbara B. said...

Isn't that up around the Duluth area?
Anyway, have FUN and hope you have internet! :)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

holy guacamole! hope you are having a much needed break - to rest - relax - paint nails - baby Scout - and just be...

Diane said...

barbara b. you win!!!! (can't figure out what the prize is though... and we're just slightly farther north than Duluth.

Yes, and we do have internet, but we're sharing one computer between three people so we'll all have limited time.

Barbara B. said...

Woo Hoo! I win!!
A postcard would be a dandy prize! (hint hint) :)