Well, I’m back from my holiday on PEI. I’ll spare you the bitching and moaning that followed the second I reached city limits and focus on the fact that I so needed to get away. I didn’t realize it until last night when I was back in my own bed and for the first time in weeks I was actually comfortable.
It’s amazing how every day life sits on your spine and you don’t realize it. Even the long drive itself would have been enough — three hours to the bridge and just turn around.
Of course I didn’t. I had some shopping to do. Doublemint soap from Great Canadian Soap, some raspberry vinegar from PEI Preserve Company so I can try out a few of the recipes from their blog (instead of being brave and making my own raspberry vinegar, that is), and my absolute MUST stop at Village Pottery in New London (visit their Etsy shop), where I picked up a few nice things for the kitchen.
I was also on a photographic mission, so there was lots of walking and driving involved: a stroll to Green Gables at sunset where I was joined by foxes, a quail, Canada Geese, skunk, and a bunny (I honestly wouldn’t have been surprised if Bigfoot walked out …)
I was on the fence about going over this year but in addition to needing a break I had some unfinished business to take care of. The sad part is that this is probably going to be my last trip over there for the next few years — it’s staycation for the next couple of years at least and I’ve got a lot of exploring to do close to home.
The one thing about going away is that I learn something about myself each time. I get in my car with big ideas about reading a book a day or writing a lot, when at the end of the day I’m out of it. I like being on the move too much, always something on the go. I aspire to sit and do nothing but I just can’t do it. Even when I’m “relaxing” I’m doing something or my brain conjures up something I think I should be doing.
That’s something I’ve got to work at. Goal for June?