Hi, everyone! I was on vacation this past week and was busier in the lead-up – packing, grocery shopping, picking up the rental car, getting our place clean and ready for the cat-sitter than I anticipated – and I didn’t have time to get a post up before I left. Even though I brought my laptop with me, I don’t think I opened it the whole time we were away. It was nice to unplug for a few days – our airbnb didn’t even have TV, the wifi was inconsistent at best, and as soon as I parked the car in the driveway, I didn’t move it again until we headed back home. (The kids survived somehow though; I think the pool and expansive lawn helped!) It was our first time away from Brooklyn in six months, with the exception of one overnight in New Jersey back in June, and our first real family vacation in nearly a year. We had a trip to Mexico planned for April, but obviously that didn’t happen. I was so sad coming home yesterday at the idea of having nothing to look forward to now but endless days at home and, soon, homeschooling again, that I booked us a weekend getaway a little ways upstate for Jackson’s birthday in October. It will be too chilly for swimming, but I found a place with a hot tub that overlooks the Hudson River and is only a few blocks from some hiking trails.
What’s new with you? Do you have any end-of-summer getaways planned or anything you’re looking forward to? I’ve been so depressed and anxious about everything, and getting a change of scenery for a few days helped to take the edge off a bit. I recommend it if you’re able to. I don’t have any links this week, but I’ll be back on Monday to start a new week of regular posting. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, if that’s something you still do (have weekends, I mean)!