Long Time Sunshine

Around two o’clock last night, while running around my Med/Surg floor, I realized that just a short week ago I was in Florida, sitting around a pool, drinking wine, laughing with family and smoking (because I TOTALLY get to smoke on vacation!). This realization was pretty depressing. How did I end up back to work so quickly? It seems like it took forever to get to Florida and then I blinked and we were on a plane back to Texas.

I call foul.

I’ve decided I want to live on vacation. I have no desire to get back into my home routine. I want sunshine and beaches and Elijah home all day. I want late nights and long stretches of afternoon with nothing to do but read while Amelia naps. I want ice cream, and cookouts and bronzed kids smelling like sunscreen. The trip wasn’t long enough, I wasn’t ready to come home and so, I think I’ll boycott the end of vacation. I’m not sure about everything an ‘end of vacation’ boycott would entail but I’m fairly certain that it would include losing the house, since paying the mortgage is my responsibility. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to live on the beach.

Since we’re going to be homeless beach bums we might as well head back to Siesta Key; the town we visited for Elijah’s family reunion. We couldn’t afford the perfect little condo at the Seaspray Resort where we stayed, but the sand was soft and it only rained about once a day, usually at night, so we wouldn’t have to worry about not being able to bathe before bed.

If we lived at the beach…
…we wouldn’t need to hang artwork.

…we wouldn’t need furniture

…we would all snuggle together every night for bed.
But best of all, if we lived at the beach…

…I’d never have to do laundry again.
12 Responses to Long Time Sunshine
  1. Taming Insanity
    July 12, 2011 | 8:04 am

    Amen to no laundry! It's totally worth it for that alone.

  2. Taming Insanity
    July 12, 2011 | 8:04 am

    Amen to no laundry! It's totally worth it for that alone.

  3. Adrienne Scanlon
    July 12, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    ….yes, for many reasons, we are having a practically vacationless summer. So, I too am dreaming of other worlds! I love that sunset photo ~ perfect!

  4. Adrienne Scanlon
    July 12, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    ….yes, for many reasons, we are having a practically vacationless summer. So, I too am dreaming of other worlds! I love that sunset photo ~ perfect!

  5. Colin Christmas
    August 25, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Oh my HELL!!! I knew he does what he wants but you let Elijah wear a speedo in public?? Haha.  That's awesome, I really need to live closer to you all I really miss having family near.

  6. Colin Christmas
    August 25, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Oh my HELL!!! I knew he does what he wants but you let Elijah wear a speedo in public?? Haha.  That's awesome, I really need to live closer to you all I really miss having family near.

  7. Miss Marina Star
    August 30, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    The man can't be kept down. This picture proves how little control I actually have over my husband. 🙂

    Move to Austin….PLEASE!!!

  8. Miss Marina Star
    August 30, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    The man can't be kept down. This picture proves how little control I actually have over my husband. 🙂

    Move to Austin….PLEASE!!!

  9. Miss Marina Star
    August 30, 2011 | 10:29 pm

    After the four loads I folded today, I'm inclined to buy before I ever wash again!

  10. Miss Marina Star
    August 30, 2011 | 10:29 pm

    After the four loads I folded today, I'm inclined to buy before I ever wash again!

  11. Miss Marina Star
    August 30, 2011 | 10:30 pm

    One of my goals this year was to take a family vacation. It's tough with young kids, but it was totally worth it….really….I swear. 🙂

  12. Miss Marina Star
    August 30, 2011 | 10:30 pm

    One of my goals this year was to take a family vacation. It's tough with young kids, but it was totally worth it….really….I swear. 🙂