I’ve only been done with school for five days. But I’ve been fairly productive and have managed to get a nap in every day. My first vacation day was spent at an all day board meeting. But after that, I stopped at a frame shop to pick up this:
I got the batik on my trip to Tanzania in August of 2009. It has taken this long to get if framed because I was afraid how much it would cost. It’s 53″ x 36″. Something that large usually costs a fortune to frame. But because it was a batik, they don’t need to put glass over the top of it and put a simple wood frame around it. It wasn’t cheap by any means, but definitely affordable. I’m lucky that it fit in my car.
After that, I had to go buy a new washing machine. I think that deserves its own post. But as I’m typing, said new washing machine is on its 3rd load.
I had a few appointments the next day as well as going to the Ford dealer for a recall on my car. Thursday was a total wash out, but I had the washing machine delivered and installed. Friday, was the annual strawberry picking day – almost 20 pounds this year. And I went to my favorite mechanics to get an oil change and check out my car before I make a long drive to Motown. This morning I furthered my goal of getting into vacation mode by having a massage.
The beginning of summer is always good. But every year I wrestle with “coming down” from school. It takes awhile for my body to realize that I don’t have to be “on” all the time. Relaxing is hard work. 😉