Thursday, September 6, 2007

An Ounce of Preparation

It starts innocently enough.

We're in a power-tool-fueled frenzy building the display walls for the fair when Tink and I notice the travel agent hanging alluring signs a few spaces down. "Oooh, let's take a vacation!" The thought cuts instantly through sweat and grime, exhaustion and hunger.

"We need a girls retreat." Tink agrees. "In a few weeks lets go down to Masanutten for a week, for a couple of days, whatever."

Mass o' nuttin'?

It takes me a bit to realize that Masanutten is a mountain and that Tink is being serious. She's been given a time share at a resort near the Shenandoah National Park. Now she's suggesting that we... take a break?!!!! When the weather is still nice enough to teach and work?!!!!!

It takes awhile to let that sink in. It takes longer to actually consider it as a possibility,
much as I REALLY need a break. It takes no time flat to start laying the foundation for an incredible adventure once I decide to go.


  1. Oh, I hope you enjoy your break! I'll be thinking of you and the fair tonight while I'm at Bethlehem Fair with my daugther and husband!

    Please take pics so we'll know what a "nuttin" looks like!

  2. the fair seems like a lifetime away now, and departure day is looming ever closer... YEA