Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back from being AWOL

Well, we are home sweet home. Yes, I've been missing in action a few days as we went to go see Kay, my oldest. Although it's a looooong drive, about 7 hours if you only make a couple quick pit stops for coffee, it is like a mini vacation. It's getting away from here to new scenery. It was so good to see her. Little Miss Independant is doing very well for herself in another city.

There were restaurant visits:

Wherein we had to pose like they do on the cover of the menu showing what fun we are having.

Lots of shopping where I scored on Yankee candles for less than half price. Needless to say I stocked up with great scents like the above Peaches and Sweet Berries. I also got Basil & Nectarine, Amber Sunset and Seaside Escape, which smells like suntan lotion and water. So summery! From the same great store Hubby gifted me with a gorgeous mantle jar which I fell in love with and I scored some great sandals for half price. this sweet table top decoration from Pier 1 somehow managed to come home with me too:

Though I wish I could say this was half price. But it was so cute I couldn't leave it behind, especially after carrying it around the store for 30 minutes. I fell into the old "picking it up and carrying it around" ploy while daughter was purchasing a Papasan chair. They know they have a sale when it doesn't leave a customer's hands for that long.

There was lots of time for reading and relaxing and I finished my "fun" summer read. It was a great time of refreshing with my family and I still have a few days off before back to work. My kind of holiday. And we'll see my girl again for a week or so on Sunday when she comes home for her vacation. Yipee!

So now I've got my Seaside Escape candle burning, cup of coffee beside me with a full pot brewed and waiting, bank account reconcilled, my suitcase totally not unpacked but I'm coming around to "coffee" with you and catch up on what I've missed while we were gone. The unpacking will not go anywhere and after all, we must do things in priority order, mustn't we?

14 comments:

Islandsparrow said...

Love Yankee candles! especially half-price.

Glad you had such a nice visit with Kay and such a relaxing break. I'm sure you appreciated it after these hectic weeks.

Brenda said...

Sounds like fun times. I dislike unpacking and somehow manage to just keep putting it off. . .

Tina Leigh said...

Coffee first with a nice candle to smell...relax & think about the things to get done....let the caffine work...then GO!!!!! LOL

Jientje said...

Yankee candles! I'm a huge fan of them, I used to sell them in my shop, they're the best on the market when it comes to scented candles! You had a great week, lots and lots of great moments with your daughter and some really great bargains! I love the little birdie taple top, I could picture it in my home too!
And yes, unpacking can wait, enjoy your coffee and see you around real soon!

Donnetta said...

How nice that you got to go visit her. Welcome home...

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a great trip away and so glad you have so more time off. The menu photo of the 3 of you is fabulous!! I love those birdies you walked around Pier 1 with. They would call to me, too!

Michelle said...

Yeah on the candles ;-) so glad Kay is settling in just fine.missed you around the blogosphere.

Tammy said...

So glad you had a great mini vacation with your daughter! So glad she's doing well...I know when the time comes for my daughters to move out it will take some getting use to for me! But how fun to get go visit her...love the restaurant photo! :)

Linda said...

It really is wonderful to get away for a while - and seeing your girl is always a treat.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation time!

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a wonderful time all the way around!

Corinn said...

I love the restaurant picture. Your family seems fun:)!!!

And I bet your house smells great a lot...too bad I can't really come over for some coffee:)!

Have a good Friday.

Laura said...

I missed you girlfriend! So glad you got away (we'll be doing that next week) and that you got a chance to visit with your oldest. I'm so loving that birdie platter. Very cute!!

We are having amazing weather here, breaking all sorts of records for our area. About time!!

nikkipolani said...

Very cute thingy with the little birds! Glad you got the other stuff on sale -- aren't sales great? Welcome back, Susanne :-)

Gattina said...

It looks as if you had a very nice time ! I love the little birdie taple top.
I participated for the first time in Friday's Fave Five, saw it on Jientjes blog.