Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Update on Vacation Mode

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WAAAAH!
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They took my fence apart today!
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My homemade sign for the Art Fair went up three days ago. And today, while I was innocently sipping coffee and readying to go to the farmer's market, I see the panel with some of the Art Fair sign walking by my kitchen door.
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It's okay again now. Well, this part isn't back up yet:
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But it soon will be.
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Things were buzzing at my house today. The section of the fence that was damaged last winter by a speeding snow plow got replaced today. I didn't know the fence folks were coming, but they somehow knew enough to treat my signage gently. Thank you Fence Goddess for this small mercy.
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And today the overgrown shrubs got a buzzcut. I didn't know that was happening today either.
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And Jessie, our nice-guy carpenter who bailed on our back hall redo for reasons known only to him, was back and willing to make at least some of the unfinished work right again.
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And, finally, I cut back the garden. Bought some mums. Took a longish stroll with Stella. Firmed up renters for my Mom's house. Heard the lovingly reassuring voice of a brave dearest friend. Thought about my second book (it's not okay). Scooted over to see the glissen in my Mom's green eyes.
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I love Wednesdays. I don't work on Wednesday and sometimes on Wednesdays I have the rare time to just let things happen. When else would I be sipping coffee when my fence and sign marches past me?
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I am no longer on vacation. That is VERY clear. But you know what? I am still managing to stay in second gear. This week I've been sad by events at work. I still can't grasp my version of an unfathomable ending. I'm still kicking my knee forward when it wants to ache..
But.
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I'm breathing in. Breathing out. Taking my time. Getting things done. Settling in. Opening up.
Yup. I'm still on vacation mode.
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So far so good.
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love
ms. kjbabe
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13 comments:

  1. Oh, I always loved Wednesdays when I was working, as they were my day off too!
    So much good stuff going on for you today,,,,and God bless the fence Goddess/Fairies! I was gonna be really bummed if someone had jacked up your excellent sign.
    Sounds like you're staying close to on track with your vacation mode while on non-vacation.
    Good Girl!

    Word verification: ozybomph
    not that I think it means anything,,,I just like the way it sounds.
    :-)

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  2. So hope you manage to stay in second gear girl...or maybe even get down to first!

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  3. Reading the first words I was immediately thinking it was an act of vandalism. Pffft!

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  4. deep breaths help, as does any picture of the sea. Wednesdays off sounds lovely to me - kinda like being a real human as opposed to a corporate drone.

    I haven't really had vacation in a LONG time - but that's OK....

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  5. very funny about the fence.

    as anne lamott says, start out slow and taper off. of course, she also called lying on yr bed "bed yoga." lOL.

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  6. Lovely. Keep it up Kj :-).
    xoxo

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  7. When I began to read this post ad thought the sign has REALLY been taken away, I said "Oh NOOOOO"!
    Then, as I continued along, I exhaled and felt relief. It sounds like your Wednesday was a good one...despite some of the sad and stressful issues going on around you.

    I am proud of you for maintaining some of that wonderful P-town Vacation Mode.... can't you hear the waves, gently tapping the shore...they are saying "We are here - KJ - and we'll be waiting for your return.

    In the meantine - Autumn IS coming!
    There's an ART FAIR to prepare for.

    Love to you and Stella,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  8. There's been a lot of activity in your day missy!!

    Now that I have breathing room I'd better get started on making stuff for the YART fair. I'm so looking forward to the whole bunch of us getting together!!!

    Please ask the fence goddesses for a sun-shiney, warm autumn day :]

    xoxo
    Lo♥

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  9. i like your vacation mode, day off post, even though your fence took a bit of a (temporary) holiday too!

    your day off sounds alot like mine, i think i'm more busy at home than at work sometimes, heehee.

    all i can really think of though is that i won't be there for the yart, sadsadsad :( but i know there will be many photos and posts by everyone!

    cheers to endless vacation mode!

    xxx
    lori

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  10. Such a nice sign!!
    A new fence is nice too though.
    Wow with all of the things going on this week you are doing very well to still be in second gear!!
    Way to go girl, Good Job!!!

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  11. So glad you are carrying some of the vacation pace/peace with you.

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  12. I am reading your posts backwards trying to catch up.
    Oh I can wait to see read and hear all about the art fair!
    Wish I could be there........
    Maybe some other time.........

    Enjoy your day!
    ♥♥♥
    >M<

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