Monday, July 19, 2010

I might be scarce this week ...

With an eye towards financial stability Mama picked up a few extra shifts (six to be exact). This means I'll be working four days followed by four nights. Actually, now, three days and four nights as day one is complete. In other words I may be scarce this week.

It's okay. Actually it's a nice change of pace. The girls are at day camp, the boy is practicing self-sufficiency and Mama is having an adventure working day practice (Let me tell you days and nights are very very different. Before today I can't tell you the last time I got to do a "healthy pet" exam. I'm also vaccinating, spaying, neutering and doing dentistry -- all things that are not typical of emergency practice).

But before the big work push we went to the lake. You know -- the same lake we were hoping to go to on this day when our plans were thwarted. Yesterday we finally made it. I can't even begin to describe the beauty -- snow-capped mountains, crystal clear waters, sentries of iridescent blue damsel flies, monster trout and Atlantic salmon, warm summer breezes, canoes and kayaks, picnic lunches -- there is nothing better than a day at the lake (and I have the sunburn to prove it).

This week as I'm waking early and working hard I'll remember our day on the water. That'll be sustenance alone to get me through. And come payday I'll be ever so grateful. I hope you all have a lovely week. See you on the flip side!

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jacqueline said...

These photos are gorgeous!! I've been trying to wake up a few hours early so i could get some creative work done before leaving for day job but so far i am not very succesful in waking up early. Have a lovely merry happy creative week! Love to you!

Amy said...

Gorgeous photos! A very nice way to wake up on this dreary morning!
Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Best wishes for you as you plug on through your long work week. And enjoy the rewards =)