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Vacation Blues November 7, 2008

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travelmedicinesuitcaseWhile me and my husband had a great time on vacation, I can’t say the same for Bubba and Allie.  They didn’t actually get to go on vacation with us, but they hated us going.

We go through this each time we go on vacation.  We start telling them a few days in advance that we will gone for a while, but they get to stay home with Monique.  Monique is our 24 year old daughter. 

By the day we leave, with suitcases packed, Allie is already sulking.  Bubba is better but you can still tell he is kind of pissed off. 

It’s not like Monique won’t take excellent care of them because she does, even to the point of sleeping on the couch with them instead of in her own bed.  It’s not even that they love us that much.  Which they do, but above anything, Bubba and Allie are dogs of habit and routine and they don’t like that routine upset.

When we got home everyone was happy to see us.  And after a few hours of them letting us know that they weren’t happy with us Bubba and Allie have settled back down into their happy routines.

Change of Pace November 6, 2008

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downtownNo matter how much you like your life it’s good every now and then to experience a change of pace. 

That is exactly what me and my husband did for a couple of days this week.  We took one of those all the rage mini vacations.

What a great time it was.  We stayed close to home, but visited a place we had never stopped at before, Trinidad Colorado. 

It is such a neat little town.  We were blown away.  We really had no idea we would have such a good time. 

We met wonderful people.  We ate great food.  We saw a lot of history and really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.

My advise to anyone would be from time to time shake things up a little in your life.  Take the fork in road or stop some place you’ve only driven through.  Get out of the car, walk around.  Meet the people and enjoy the local culture.

Garden blues October 30, 2008

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I think I already have the winter garden blues.  It’s either that or I’m just really tired and burned out.  I can’t seem to get motivated to even think about my gardens.  Usually I don’t feel like this for at least another month, just before the winter catalogs start to come in.  

The really weird thing is it’s still warm enough to be working outside, but I can find a hundred reasons why I don’t want to.  Maybe this is my first encounter with garden burn out.  There was a lot going on last summer. 

Maybe I just need a change a scenery.  If that’s it then the timing is great.  We are going on vacation next week.  Maybe getting away from my little piece of land will help me appreciate it much more when we get home.  I hope so.