Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's Almost Vacation Time

Woohooo! One more day and I am on vacation until July 8th. It doesn't seem like it's almost July. The weather has been a bit humid and rainy over the last couple of weeks but not all that warm. Yesterday was probably the nicest day we've had in 2 weeks with temps in the mid 80's and sun all day with no humidity. Today started out promising but soon turned cloudy and it is now raining lightly. The air is also quite heavy.

George also has next week off but we don't have any major plans set in stone. He is still recovering from pneumonia and although he has gone into work everyday this week, he hasn't worked a full day and is pretty tired by the time he gets home. I feel he should have taken this week off as well to fully recover but since he already has next week off, he felt he had to at least make an appearance at work this week. His boss has taken pity on him and hasn't loaded him up with projects. She's also been real generous about letting him leave whenever he wanted.
I have some major house stuff to do at least a couple of days next week, meaning I plan on doing some sorting and tossing whatever I don't need or want anymore. I've got a lot of junk here and also a lot of good stuff that I really won't need to take with me. If I can weed out the stuff going to the dump, then I can tag everything I don't plan on taking with me and I can have a BIG house sale. It's going to be a big project but the sooner I get started, the easier my transition will be. With heating oil as high as it is, it would be really nice if I can be out of here before winter.

We've decided that we are going to postpone the camping trip at least until later in the summer. Boo Hoo can you see my tears? LOL I would like to take a day trip to the beach one day and walk around, do a little shopping and have a nice seafood dinner somewhere. York Beach in Maine is a really nice place to walk around, the shops are nice and it's not as crowded as Hampton Beach. There's also a lighthouse called Nubble Light that is a nice attraction and a fairly decent place to just sit and enjoy the sun. I used to go up there often all by myself with a folding chair and a book, to just relax. You can just watch the crowds come and go, enjoy the surf, or watch people fishing. I'm not much of a beach person, really. I can't see the point of greasing myself up and laying in the sun and the water is way too cold for me to swim in. So we will pick a day that's not so hot and humid and relax. I wish I had known that last weekend was the sand castle competition at Hampton Beach. I would have liked to see all of the creations and take some pics to share. But of course, I found out a day too late. Maybe I will be on the ball next year.

We are also going to get out passport pics done and get our passports. Who knows when we might want to take a trip up to Canada in the future? George has a lot of family in the Montreal area and we both want to go back to Toronto one of these days. We are also talking about maybe taking a cruise next winter. Might as well be prepared!

On July 3rd, we are having a family BBQ. I'm not sure if we will be at my parents house or my brother's house, but I imagine if it is hot we will gather at my brother's because he has a pool. Either way, I am looking forward to it since it is always a good time.
George and I are also planning a reunion BBQ for all of our friends that we hung out with back in high school. We've talked to quite a few and they are all on board. It will be an awesome time especially since I haven't seen a lot of these people in 25-30 years. I think we are shooting for the last weekend in July, and I can hardly wait, it will be a WHOLE lot of fun. These are all people we partied with in my parents basement just about every weekend. Should be a lot of funny pictures from that party, I'll tell you what. If everyone drinks half as much as they did back then, there will be plenty of Kodak moments. I'm thinking maybe I should invite my parents too...I think they would get a kick out of seeing how everyone turned out. We were all a little wild and crazy but no one has done jail time. LOL

Saturday is little Alex's 2nd birthday. We are going to his birthday party in the afternoon but I imagine we won't stay very long. It will all depend on how hot and humid it gets and how George feels. We missed the graduation parties last weekend and I was a bit sad about that but it couldn't be helped. We did send cards along with Jon and Nikki, and we were there in spirit.

It is a race weekend here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. I saw a bunch of the big tractor trailers carrying the race cars up the highway off and on during the week. Add that to all the folks taking their vacation starting this weekend, and that makes for some heavy traffic. Oh joy! ;-)

I hope everyone has been having a good week so far.
Congrats to Kerry on getting her driver's license this week!



ChicagoLady said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy busy busy this coming month!

The hot and humid weather will be coming your way. Today was upper 80's and HUMID, ugh!

I'm glad George is feeling better, and you're right, he does need to take it easy for the next couple week. Vacation will help that. But I do also understand his need to go in to work, even if it's just part time.

One of my dreams is to see the Nascar races at every track, so hopefully that means I'll get up to NH eventually! When I'm rich, lmao.

Lainie said...

When you can make it to NHMS, you better let me know! Dinner is on me. :-)

Karla said...

Wow...You sure stay busy these days! *hugsssssss* ya....I am sooooooo glad you are happy...You deserve it!!
Hi George! You take care of yourself and stop getting sick!

Intense Guy said...

Ahh.. the beach sounds like the place to be - when the race isn't on.

I get tired just thinking about how busy you are Lainie. :)

Sounds like both the place George works and George are good for each other. Thats really nice to see, it seems unusual these days.

LadyStyx said...

Sounds like you have alot of work ahead of you getting ready. I hope you get everything done so you can be out of there by this winter as you'd like too.

Good to hear George is feeling better. He needs to slow down some and get himself fully well now.

Kerry said...

WOW you're even busier than Michael and I are.
We plan to go camping next week Wed July 2nd - Sat July 5th. I want to be home on the Sunday and get my house work and laundry done before I have to return to work.

Thanks! Lainie I'm havin a blast being able to drive all by myself now!

AliceKay said...

High humidity here today with chances of thunderstorms all day....and for the next 7 days, too. (hard to replace a roof in this kind of weather) It got really dark this morning but the storm must have passed to the north again.

I have pics of sand sculptures on the beach in either Wildwood or Atlantic City. I can't remember where now. One of these days, I need to go digging in closets for photo albums and negative sleeves.

Glad George is feeling better. I hope you both have a great vacation. You deserve it.