Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I can't believe that its already been a week since I blogged. (considering im just coming off of a year not blogging, a week should feel like nothing, but ive noticed)

Im supposed to be on vacation this week - but my grandfather decided that he's had enough of this life, and has found himself in the hospital with a variety of cancers, and its only a matter of days.

So, my trip to Myrtle beach (I decided against sleeping outside on the Apalachian Trail, but will still do a day hike) has been postponed. Nothing better than summer on a hot beach, thats 100 degrees your entire vacation.

I love the heat - I love that hot summery haze, and being exhausted from the sun. Laying around by the pool - with chips, diet coke, and suntan lotion that smells like coconuts. Swimming occassionally - and then upstairs for a mid afternoon nap before getting ready for dinner. Hitting the town for a few drinks and some food, calling it a quasi early night, beccuase you have to wake up by 8 to get the good deck chairs, and have to prepare yourself for another day of laying around doing nothing.

I think - after all of this sadness and stress with my grandfather is over, I shall take a real vacation, and not one thats classified by sitting in the hospital day after day. I'm actually really glad that im off this week, and have that time to spend there saying good bye.


wigsf said...

No suntan lotion smells tolerable. They all smell awful.

My prayers are with your grandfather.

berly02 said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandfather. I love when the universe sets things up (like a week off) so you have a chance to grieve and make your peace.

Is it because it is usually cold where you are? Is that why you like the heat??

-jason- said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts are with you and your fam.

Miss Ash said...

I thought they were letting him come he still up there?

rawbean said...

It's funny how things work out like that and now you have the time to stop and say goodbye and be with your grandfather.

Princess Pessimism said...

wigsf - oh hush - suntan lotion is divine!!! Thanks for your prayers!

Berly - the greving process hasnt started yet...sigh. I live in Canada. Where we live is a good balance of heat and cold, but I DO love the heat!!

Jason - Thank you so much!

Ash - I FBed you another message.

Rawbean - I know...and i completely agree.

Christielli said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I will keep him and you in my thoughts.

Hope that you eventually get your vacation.

yrautca said...

Sorry to hear. I hope you find your perfect summer days soon.