This week seemed extra long. Partly because things were especially difficult at work, partly because I am coming down with a cold, and partly because of anticipation. Today was my last day at work until May 1st - we've pulled out the suitcase, and tomorrow we'll pack some of our things because Sunday morning we are headed to Puerto Rico! My niece Amanda and her husband Pat (the ones who usually come for Easter) are going to meet us there, and we'll travel around together for a week, returning next Saturday.
You may or may not recall that a few years ago, my niece Julie (Amanda's younger sister) got married in Puerto Rico. We made a vacation trip out of that, and have really wanted to go back ever since, because we loved it.
A couple of months ago, The Tim suggested that we go on a little trip, and after *much* negotiation at work (don't ask), I was able to get the same week off. He found a deal on airfare, and we decided to go. Then we asked Amanda and Pat if they wanted to join us, and they were immediately on board.
I know it will be fun. We are doing a combination of going back to places we liked, and trying some new places. It will be too hot, and too humid, but as The Tim says, when you are on vacation, it doesn't seem as bad. ;-)
I even have an appropriate knitting project lined up - I'm going to knit a pair of socks, using this yarn:
I've never used it before, but one of the podcasters I follow knit some socks out of a different colorway, and I loved the way they looked. It's West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply sock yarn. This colorway is part of the "Cocktail Series" and is called Mojito - is that perfect or what?? I love the colors, and it feels really soft, so I'm hoping for a really enjoyable knitting experience.
Other than that, I'm taking my Nook loaded up with some books (thereby saving both room and weight in the suitcase), and of course, clothes. I even found a swimsuit that I liked, didn't look too bad, and was 50% off at Penney's!
I will miss the kitties terribly, but I know our cat sitter takes excellent care of them, and plays with them when she comes over twice a day, so that is comforting.
If I can just get my cold under control or even better, get rid of it quickly, everything will work out perfectly. And even if I'm still coughing and sniffling, I'll be coughing and sniffling on VACATION, you know?
I'm planning to post at least once or twice and show you some photos from our travels, but that's it for now folks.
Have a wonderful weekend, even if you are not getting ready for a vacation. Time off is time off though, right?