9.24.2007

up north

We're heading out this morning to Lake Edge Cottages, near Peterborough, Ontario, for a few days in the Kawarthas.

First we're going to a local dog park, to work off a little Tala energy. Most of our stuff is packed, so Cody already knows what's going on. She's watching me expectantly: is this the kind of packing where I go with, or that other kind, where they leave without me? When she sees her bowl and food go in the car, she'll be ecstatic. The less experienced Tala knows something's up, but doesn't know what.

We really shouldn't be going. Money is tight, and I "should" be visiting family in New York and New Jersey, as I have done in previous Septembers. Plus, in our former, highly urban existence, our annual upstate trips were the only time we had any sizeable outdoor time, to sit in fresh air, grill our dinner, relax outside together. Now we do that almost every day! This feels like an indulgence.

But why not indulge? I'm feeling a bit frazzled from all the job craziness, and I could really use a change of scenery. I'm expecting it to be beautiful up there, which will be very refreshing. We'll hike, read, and watch baseball. (I thought we might celebrate a division clinch, but now that can't happen while we're away.) We purposely chose this place because it has wireless internet, so we can watch the game on a laptop.

Which means I'll probably blog, too. So see you soon.

9 comments:

James said...

Sometimes it's more important to do what you want than what you should. Not always, of course, but (for example) there's nothing worse for family relationships than having visits turn into an obligation. Everyone needs to decompress once in a while.

Lori & I head up north to the Red Umbrella Inn on Wednesday.

L-girl said...

Thanks, James. :)

Have a great time! We can compare notes when we get back.

Nikolas said...

Have a wonderful time!!!!

Who cares if you should or shouldn't...just enjoy it :-)

M@ said...

SuMei and I are headed to Halifax and Cape Breton Island next month for a few days. We shouldn't be going either... but I'm pretty burnt out with work and the new book and I'm really looking forward to getting away.

Wish I was going this week instead though! Hope you have a great time, guilt-free. I'm sure the pups will enjoy themselves.

Jere said...

Have a nice time. According to the length of trip found at Wood's site, you could see a clinch there Thursday night. Unless Thursday counts as the final "day" and you get home for Thursday night's action.

gito said...

Enjoy your time off L!!

redsock said...

jere, we are up here for 2 games and are home for thursday night. we'll see a clinch then.

L-girl said...

Thanks, all!

We shouldn't be going either... but I'm pretty burnt out with work and the new book and I'm really looking forward to getting away.

I'm glad you're going, and you definitely *should*. So that must mean I should, too. :)

M@, I've been thinking of you, wondering how the book is going, purposely not emailing since you're on a deadline. Hope all is well - good luck!

L-girl said...

you could see a clinch there Thursday night. Unless Thursday counts as the final "day" and you get home for Thursday night's action.

Weds night is our last night here, and we drive back on Thursday.

I'd been planning on bringing a bottle of champagne for the clinch, but we can do that just as well ast home. Plus we can watch them celebrate on a real TV instead of GameDay.