Though it's only been three weeks, vacation is already starting to feel like a distant memory. The frantic pace of the new school year has me tense and tired, but a few minutes of looking at my vacation pictures slows my heart-rate and reminds me that life will not always be this crazy.
I spent the last two weeks of August in this house:
Looking at these views:
and laughing with these people:
There was daily swimming and many attempts at synchronized diving:
hours spent searching for treasure in junk shops:
(and here's one of my scores)
There was kayaking (once someone helped me get off the shore)
|(can you see my pouty face?)|
and swimming in the pitch black so that we could lay on the raft and look at the stars
(only my beloved 17 year old niece could have talked me into that one. It was COLD. and did I mention DARK?)
There was this totally awesome ropes course.
(and yes, I did it too, even though that's Max in the picture)
There were jigsaw puzzles, and board games, and lots of homemade cookies, and the occasional (hahaha) glass of wine:
|(washi tape is very useful for remember which wine glass is yours)|
There was lake-side letter writing:
and postcard writing on the deck in my pajamas:
The 95 postal ATCs for the "Mail Me Some Art" swap were sorted and packaged on the picnic table:
and there was ART!
I claimed this little entry way for myself. Brought my own card table, and 2 big bags of supplies.
There was an absolute flurry of creativity.
I finally had time to make this prototype of a tri-fold ATC for an MMSA swap:
|(inspired by my surroundings)|
Tomorrow I'll show you some of the postcards I made.
Tonight I'm going to close my eyes and dream of Maine.