Did you ever have to write one of those essays? I’m sure I did but I really don’t remember it, but thought I’d kick off my return to work & blogging with a recap of what I did last week while on vacation.
Are you ready? It’s going to be exciting!
First and foremost – I slept. A lot. And it was glorious. Mind you I’m still tired today so what does that tell you? That I need to go to bed earlier, that’s what it tells you.
But seriously, it was so nice to not worry about alarms (meaning, worrying about sleeping through alarms) and just sleep. Have I mentioned I heart sleep? Because I really do. But enough about sleeping 😉
When I wasn’t sleeping I was relaxing either no our deck with a furry friend
chillin’ out watching TV or a movie (we only have about 1 1/2 hours left to watch of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy – the extended versions which took up a lot of the week, lol. J complained that the 3rd one is mostly Aragon and his love life which is funny because it’s true.
I also spent a lot of time in our pool. This picture signifies a good week of vacation:
bathing suits everywhere! It was so hot here in Nova Scotia last week that I took multiple trips to the pool on many days. And the humidity is probably why I slept so much, it was just too hot to do anything! And even though I was sleeping a lot I still didn’t sleep well. I honest to goodness slept with an ice pack on my belly two nights last week because it was so hot I couldn’t stand it. <—I’m so glad I didn’t have to teach classes in that humidity!
I had a fun mail delivery last week that helped keep us cool though, some drinks from Zpirit!
Zpirit Infuzions are fruit flavoured waters that actually have fruit in them, you can sort of see it here:
J had two and I had two (but requested sips of his so I could report back on the flavours 😉 ) and I loved them all! I think that the mandarin and mint was my favourite, but the peach and basil was a close second, and the other two weren’t far behind. And of course you know i love supporting Canadian companies so you should def. check them out! If they aren’t already, Zpirit will be available for purchase soon at Whole Foods and Longo’s grocery stores as well as many others in Ontario and Quebec. If/when they reach the Atlatntic Provinces I’ll be sure to let you know but in the meantime you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
And then on Sunday, Arthur hit us and knocked out power through I think most of Nova Scotia (a lot are still without power. We were fortunate enough to get it back early yesterday afternoon) and knocking down lots of tress and branches. Here is a shot of one tree on our property that split three ways during the storm
But we had a lot more down branches besides this, but this was the largest tree damage we had here. At my parent’s cottage a tree fell on the roof, but they don’t think it damaged it so that’s good.
So I spent most of my last weekend on vacation in the dark, but no worries, I had downloaded both A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night into my Kobo beforehand which kept me happily entertained. I’m in love with this series! And excited to be late to the show because the 3rd book comes out next Tuesday so I don’t have to wait years for it. Yay!!
Two things I didn’t do last week – work or exercise! And that, is amazing. I was so sure I’d get the itch to work or exercise but I didn’t – yay!!! I think I was so over-do a really honest vacation that my body and mind happily accepted it. Usually I’ll take time off from teaching classes but still blog, or vice versa, but unless I’m going somewhere I rarely take time off from both, and that is a mistake.
Later this summer I’ll be taking another mini vacation (I’ll still teach during the week days, but take the evenings and weekend off) and will probably take the week off from blogging then too. It’s such a good way to rest and recharge, and I always come back with more ideas. Plus I have some pretty fab friends who are happy to drop in and keep you guys entertained while I’m off relaxing!
So that was pretty much my week off. Actually I’m taking tonight off from teaching classes because so many people are still without power, I didn’t want anyone to worry about missing a pre-paid class (and I’m not even sure the community centre has power) so I guess we’ll be able to finish off our Lord of the Rings marathon 😉
It certainly wasn’t the trip to Walt Disney World we were planning to have this summer, but all things considered it was a pretty great vacation all the same!