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VACATION ELATION

According to the dictionary, a vacation is defined as: “leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure.”

 

According to some other folk, a vacation is:

“what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.” -- Earl Wilson

“having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” -- Robert Orben

 

According to me, a summer vacation involves sleeping late, reading books, relaxing on the beach, listening to the ocean, playing tennis, flying kites, throwing schedules and chores out the window, laughing and horsing around with the kids, and sighing with contentment.

 

Our Bethany vacation certainly lived up to all the definitions above.

 

Of course, no matter how marvelous the vacation, there is no feeling quite like coming home.

 

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” -- Nelson Mandela

 

And like James Brown, “I feel good.”


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(Anonymous)
Jul. 28th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
Welcome home.
When I catch myself sighing with contentment I know I'm relaxed and happy. Nice to hear you had that kind of a holiday.
Love to all, Jean
angeladegroot
Jul. 28th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, and I needed it. Now I'm all raring to go.
A colleague at work yesterday mentioned that the worst part about coming home from vacation is that now you have nothing to look forward to. But I do - I'm looking forward to my Australia/New Zealand at the end of the year. And seeing you guys again.
Give Keith a big squeeze for me.
writerjenn
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Welcome back!
angeladegroot
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
I fell off the wagon but I'm hoping to hold on tighter now. We'll see how it goes.
kellyrfineman
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you had a great time, but I'm even gladder that you're back!
angeladegroot
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm back, alright. Back to work. But it is good to be back.
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