August 08, 2006


it happened again. school starts in a week and a half. i suddenly start to panic, summer's almost over and we haven't done a thing.

what entitlement? what necessity? vacations aren't allowed, not overtly. nobody owes us any time together but us, so who is to blame when summer slips by without so much as a trip to grandma's? oh, you know who.

it's me. me who has lost the concept of vacation since i've spent the last 13 years with no "vacation time". commission only living can severely deteriorate your core principles. don't let it happen to you, friends, if you can help it.

so the boys and i went to new braunfels to celebrate family fun day. we opened the park at nine thirty a.m., and limped back to the car at 7:20 at night. fun is a massive understatement. take fun, add your first funnel cake, a day of water rollercoasters and two nonstop thrillseeking boys and you have our yesterday. holy cow!! i had to call the beautiful people on the way home and tell them what a badass i was for surviving it.

anyway, you can't solve all life's problems in a day, but you can make a good dent. the boys slept half the way home and i was able to drop them in their beds without so much as a murmur of discontent. now if i can just get them up and off to daycamp, the salt mine is calling me home.

Posted by shoe at August 8, 2006 07:33 AM | TrackBack

Sounds like a great day. I learned a long time ago - you gotta do vacations. Next time you'll need to come for two or three days and we'll throw in a river trip or two.

Posted by: Dash at August 8, 2006 07:33 AM

Yeah, our summer passed without a vacation trip this year. We did the traveling, but it's hard to classify long roadtrips and short stays at Fort Benning and Maxwell AFB as vacations. Enjoy your kids while they're still home. They leave so soon (though admittedly, sometimes it seemed not soon enough).

Posted by: Bob at August 8, 2006 01:54 PM

I don't get any vacation being retired and all. I'm like a cat.

What does a cat do on his day off? He can't sit around and do nothing all day. That's his job...George Carlin

Glad you had a good time. On the bad news front, I talked to someone who passed through Helen last week and she told me the Hooch is too dry to tube. Guess we're gonna have to get drunk instead.

Posted by: Denny at August 8, 2006 02:11 PM

Sounds like a wonderful day! Great way to spend a day and store up some great memories. Kiss those boys for me.

Posted by: Zapatamama at August 8, 2006 07:41 PM

So glad you guys had a great time.

I tried to comment earlier, but munu locked me out...

; )

Love ya!

Posted by: Christina at August 8, 2006 08:04 PM

No vacation for us this year (as par for most years) but we are going to go and try to do a "camping thing" sometime this week....

Glad you all got to have a marvelous day...

Posted by: Richmond at August 8, 2006 09:31 PM

yes. Can't say there was much of a vacation this year for us, either. Time does slip away quickly, doesn't it?

Posted by: Kelly at August 10, 2006 09:27 AM

I'm trying to cram all the summer fun into August because I was in University all of July - it ain't easy; it's just begun and I'm already exhausted with two more trips to go!!! YIKES!

Sounds like y'all had a great day...

Posted by: Lisa W. at August 10, 2006 07:20 PM