What a wonderful week it was! I take back everything I said about vacations not being worth it. Although, I have to say that playing catch-up is NOT fun. Oy.
But it sure was fun while it lasted! We had about 40 people in 4 cottages and we had a blast. Reconnecting with family members I haven't seen in a few years was awesome and I miss everyone already. My son got up on skis for the first time, we swam, fished, went tubing, boating, kayaking, got tan, went for ice cream (thanks Uncle Bob and Aunt Sandy!), the ladies took a day-trip to Ludington for some shopping, we played horse shoes, volleyball and ladder ball, saw well over 100 deer, sat around the campfire every night, laughed, learned WAY more than we expected to about our family (LOTS of great stories!) and ate way too many S'mores!
Could it have been any better? Don't think so.
We're planning our next reunion to be held three years from now (I'm pushing for sooner, though) and hope to spend that one at an all-inclusive resort. Disney World and SanDiego were also mentioned. Any of those would be fine with me!
Work-wise, I got a little editing done while I was gone - I'm about half way through my novel. We had no internet access at the cottage, so I did manage to go into town three times to do a little freelance work and check in and weed out some of my emails so I didn't have 600 of them when I got home. I also popped in here and checked out the guest blog postings. THANK YOU to Tracy, Julie, and Jenness. You guys are the best! I hope the rest of you were blessed by their wisdom and words.
So now it's back to the grind. Still have lots to do - especially since it's the end of the month and I have three newsletters due that I haven't even started on - but I'll get them done one way or another.
So I just want to say that I'm back and now you're stuck with me again for a while. Oh- and if you get a chance to take a vacation, DO IT. The work will get done (eventually) but the memories will last a lifetime.