Another package went out the door yesterday. In it was the our latest submissions for the magazine. I still always feel a wonderful sense of relief when that happens. I think it signifies closure in a sense and knowing we did our best and for the most part our job is done for the time being. I still need to complete the instructions for the current project that I just completed, but that should be finished today. Then on to new things.
The remainder of the day was spent answering emails, tying up loose ends and then taking the afternoon/evening off. We cleaned up the place a bit, did some shopping and laundry and had some company for dinner. It was a nice and relaxing day and it felt good to wake up this morning to everything for the most part neat and orderly. The time ‘off’ felt good too. Sometimes I forget how constant the job can be. I don’t think that is bad, because I have woven my social life into work to the point that it is a very grey area between the two. It is very difficult to distinguish work from play at times. I don’t really think that is bad, but a change of pace once in a while is probably a good thing.
Speaking of change of pace and taking breaks, we spoke to a friend of ours the other day whom we saw when we were out doing errands. He was a friend of Keith’s and we attended his wedding last year. We hadn’t really seen him since and it was good to catch up and hear what they were up to. In our conversation, we mentioned that we were thinking of taking a few days off to just ‘get away’ for a bit. For a couple of years now I had wanted to take a road trip up to the northern part of Nova Scotia (Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail). I had heard that it was beautiful and something that should be seen.
Keith, who has lived here most of his life has never been there either, and he is also very interested in ‘convertable-ing’ up in that area. I have always thought the fall would be a great time, as I hear the hardwood trees are all beautiful with color, but it does sound nice to be able to drive when the air is warm and the skies are clear. Perhaps we will go sooner than later.
While we probably will only take a couple of days, it will be nice to get away for a bit. Already it is looking to be a busy fall season for us and while we enjoy our trips to Halifax every now and then, I think we are ready for something a little more adventurous. Our friend told us of the hills and the road that went along the ocean and how beautiful it was and I did a Google search just to see. Here is what I came up with:
I can almost picture us driving down that road. . .
So the seed has been planted. It will be just a matter of figuring out the best time to get away and then pack things up and go. When we went to New York and Chicago last year, we had to go up north a bit before we headed south for the USA because the ferry wasn’t running that week and we enjoyed how different the landscape was even at that short distance. I think it would be a great trip for us and something we would both enjoy very much.
But until then, it is back to work. It will be a nice goal to strive for and something nice to daydream about for a bit and plan. After all – isn’t that half the fun of taking a trip?
Already it is another beautiful day today. The sun is out and it is warming up and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. Everything is in order and ready for me to finish up this little bit on this project that is in transport and begin the next.
I really do like my life.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"