goin on vacation.....
Those that say you can't take it with you,
never saw a car packed for a vacation trip.~Author Unknown
During the week long vacation there will be no less than 6 children aged 13 to 6, and at the start of the week there will be no less than 5 adults, with that number going up to 9 adults during the last half of the week for a mini family reunion. That number of people required me to take a trip to Costco (can’t get out of there without spending at least two hundred dollars club) last night. By the time I was done shopping I am sure I looked like a freak trying to fit in seven hundred dollars worth of groceries into the cart that seemed to shrink as I took things off the shelf. I was barely able to push the cart to the check out, because it was so heavy. It was a good thing that Brent showed up just in time as I was checking out, as he was able to bring me an extra cart to take things out to the car with. Besides he has the bigger trunk in his car.
Packing all this food and then the kids into the car tomorrow morning should be interesting. Hopefully they will get along for the car ride.
A vacation is like love -
anticipated with pleasure,
experienced with discomfort,
and remembered with nostalgia.~Author Unknown
Some of my fondest memories are of building campfires with my parents at this very cottage and then cooking treats over the fire. Sometimes we would have caught a fish that day that was big enough, and we could have it for an after dinner snack. That was so yummy. My brothers and I would experiment with throwing pine needles, cones and leaves into the fire to see what affect it would have on the fire. We would all have our own marshmallow stick which was an old branch that we found, and my dad would have sharpened it at one end so that we could stick the marshmallow on it. That was our stick for the week, so we better take good care of it and not play too much in the fire with it. For playing in the fire, we would find other sticks that we would use to poke at the amber wood and make little sparks that would fly up and disappear into the night sky. There is something so magical about a campfire. That is definitely part of the experience.
If you are wondering what this has to do with being creative and inspiring. I would ask, how could someone be surrounded in nature and not feel inspired by it all. For example, I have been fortunate enough to become acquainted with a local artist who works in all different medias. Her work is entirely inspired by nature. I have a feeling that I will be thinking a little like Linda Lee this week, and absorb all I can from this inspirational and world of nature. When I think of it like that, it’s kind of like going to an art gallery for inspiration.
What inspiration are you going to have this week?
Take care and have a great week.