Our second-annual summer vacation at my parents’ house is quickly approaching, but it doesn’t really feel like it.
Due to circumstances beyond his control, Jerry has to get a few things done at work and won’t be joining us until later in the week. And I tried to take advantage of my free time by scheduling a bunch of photo sessions.
Because of this, we’ve vowed to take an actual real family vacation next year. I’m already picturing somewhere with sand.
In the meantime, I have a million things to do before Allison and I leave, most of which include packing a ton of stuff — clothes, toys, toiletries and breaking down all of my studio equipment.
I’ll miss Jer like crazy. It’s always nice to have a little free time to reconnect, but our fourth wedding anniversary is next Thursday, and we’ve made reservations at a little bed and breakfast.
I’m counting the days.
That said, I’m definitely excited about my photo sessions. I booked more than enough to make lugging my equipment worthwhile, and it seems like my business is finally starting to take off.
I’ve been working so hard for so long that it feels like a major accomplishment.
The rest of the time will be spent hanging out with my family — something I always look forward to — and not having to cook or do laundry.
Hell, that’s reason enough to be excited.
And even better? Since I’ll have my very own laptop this year, I won’t have to mouse wrestle everyone else in the house for computer time.
Plus, I may even get to finish that chick-lit novel I started two months ago.
OK. I’m officially pumped.