Monday, August 18, 2008

Unstructured Vacation

I normally have my vacations planned out months before they occur. I know where we will be, I know what we will be doing, and I know what it will cost. I plan plan plan plan plan plan. Until this year.

I am currently on vacation. I am at home. I have no idea what I am doing tomorrow....then again, until I did it, I had no idea what I was doing TODAY, either.

Last Friday: finished work. Ex-Husband dropped Son off at my house in the evening.

Saturday: Son and I went berrying. Shut up, it is SO a good activity for a 12 year old boy to share with his mom, particularly since we do it every year. We brought back a healthy basket of raspberries, and a HUGE basket of blueberries. Once back home, we flash froze tons of both so that we will have yummy baking ingredients next winter. Son and I then made some decadent cream cheese & berry tarts. We also shoved many handfuls of berries straight down our gullets, but whatever, I'm not admitting to any of that.

Sunday: Nothing. We ate more of the tarts we made Saturday, but other than that? Nothing.

Today: Husbandly One had to go to some corporate golf thing, leaving Son and I at home sans car, so Son and I went geocaching. Clearly we could only pick caches within walking distance of our house, but....well, OUR idea of "walking distance" may be a bit longer than yours, ha ha.

Son and I left the house around 11:30 am, and arrived back at 4 pm, both exhausted, both a bit sunburned, but with three caches under our belts. We then went to my Mum's house for dinner, and are now back home, still waiting for Husbandly One to get back from the golf thing. (Win me something GOOD, baby... every year it is one of our friends who win the trip to Vegas, while you bring home yet ANOTHER golf umbrella. Please, this year? Win something GOOD.)

Tomorrow? Umm, we may go caching again, my sister may join us.

At some point over the next two weeks, Son has specifically said he wants to go to Prince Edward Island, and I will certainly take him for a night or two, along with whatever sightseeing that entails. I am just a little surprised at how well I (as the Master Planner) am dealing with this two week period where I don't have a single concrete plan. Maybe I am learning to mellow out...??

1 comment:

Gillian Grattan-Baldwin said...

wow good for you my dear! I do not know how to not-plan any kind of vacation or travel so you are a leading inspiration that maybe I will be able to do this too one day! Hope you have the most amazing loved up week possible with your boy! :)