Summer Vacation

I got home today from work at about 7:45 in the evening, I have worked 12 days straight, and I am exhausted in every single way a person can be exhausted. So this week’s post isn’t going to be anything close to in depth or interesting. Mostly it’s me just bitching.

I miss summer vacation. I miss having that big gap in responsibilities just looming out there for me to look forward to. I miss sleeping in and I miss wearing shorts (it’s not nearly hot enough here, plus the leg shaving). I miss the rare days I would wake up early and see the calm silence of and early dawn (or, more likely, stay up late enough that it was light again).

Most of all I miss being bored. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was bored, but it was probably during summer vacation. I would spend hours just wandering around the library reading random books off the shelf or riding my bike around the neighborhood  in circles.

I have the next two days off and my plans include going camping with my dogs (or rater something like camping I do which involves sleeping in the car and using a flushing toilet because I am civilized, don’t like spiders and, oh yeah,  it’s the 21st century). That is probably going to be the closes thing I get to a summer vacation this year, so I’m going to enjoy it, but I do wish it was longer.

Maybe it’s just nostalgia, I do hate when people long for the good old days like they were perfect, but sometimes being a grown up sucks. On the other had, I have a little bit of spending money and I can have cereal for dinner whenever I want. But right now I’d trade a Cheerios for dinner for summer vacation in a heart beat.

There is something magical about a summer sunrise - the quiet, the heat, the calm - it's almost surreal. This was taken almost 4 years ago, in South Dakota, while we were on our way from Washington to New York.
There is something magical about a summer sunrise – the quiet, the heat, the calm – it’s almost surreal. This was taken almost 4 years ago, in South Dakota, while we were on our way from Washington to New York.

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