My week long vacation begins today...aaah, I am one happy gal! We slept late this morning, yet I was the first one up. I prepped his pot of coffee & made my french press brew. Oh yes indeedy, I've already had a cup...of a delicious blend: mocha, mocha java & chickory! Have I shared this with you all before? Well, it comes from my local Amish Market. It is roasted by Porto Rico Importing Co. & it is their New Orleans Blend! To me, it is like having a cup of dessert at breakfast, decadent & full of flavor...but pardon me if I am repeating myself...it's such a treat! I serve it on special occasions. Day 1 of vacation is a very special occasion!
In a couple of days we head out west. It will be a short trip & part of it work, part of it play for him. It will be a balanced blend of separation & togetherness, for me. I look forward to a few solo days, when I can wander & roam & photograph the details of my adventure alone. Without a schedule, or a plan, or a chartered course, I can meander my way along a trail or a riverbank, through a vintage shop or a sidewalk cafe & call it my own. With my camera poised & ready I can wait, & wait & wait, for the light to set just right or the moment to stand so still, for my photographic pleasure. Carefree & guiltless. It's a small window of intimate, nomadic & mysterious time...& that's a beautiful treasure to me.
That being said, I am NOT a solo traveler...I can do it & have done it, a lot actually! I just don't do it all that well anymore, mostly because I just don't enjoy it as much as with having a friend, a pet, or a loved one along! And no matter how exotic the destination is, I always miss being away from my home. Aaah, my home...& no matter how exciting the destination is, I always look forward to coming home. Home is my heart's haven, my soul's cradle.
Q & A:
Is there anything you would change about your home?
What is your favorite room in your home?
Do you prefer modern, vintage or rustic?
What's your favorite travel destination?
***here are my answers***
B) I truly like them all because each one has a different personality, but my kitchen is the center, everyone gravitates towards it...& I'm deliciously creative in it!
C) All of the above! Most everything in our home has a personal connection (our first lamp, inherited china, a reclaimed club chair, a friend's custom crafted twig table) and we like to mix it all together!
D) Hmmm, the one that I haven't taken yet!
I look forward to reading your comments upon my return! See you bright beings soon! XO