Now, where did I leave that?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I Could Get Used To This!

At 4:00 Thursday afternoon, I turned on the auto-reply on my work email, turned off the lights in my office, and walked out the door, officially on vacation until 8:00 am Monday, 10/22. I have a long to-do list, but admit that so far not much of it has been done! But why do chores when one can take a gorgeous Fall afternoon to load dogs in the car, drive up Hunter Mountain and meander over to Windham Mountain, and come back down, stopping at the lookout whose view spans 5 states: New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut? It was a breezy, cool, brilliantly clear and colorful, flannel-shirt wearing, cider-drinking ride.

After the driveabout, Linda went upstairs to take a nap (she's feeding the foster baby every three hours and is so tired--photos to follow in another post,but Scrapper is thriving), I settled in with Martha Stewart Living, and the dogs opted to doze as well; Lola had company for her nap!

Since Linda keeps trying to share her cold with me, I'm opting for a woolly, lazy day, full of knitting & needle felting, spiced tea and a good book. Time enough to be a busy bee tomorrow. Wishing you a glorious Sunday, too!


Robin Larkspur said...

Fabulous pictures of a beautiful fall day. I can't believe there is a view that encompasses five states, that is amazing!
The word "vacation" is certainly not about doing chores. I hope you are not feeling guilty about taking some down time to relax, enjoy, knit and read.
Adorable photo of furbabies, love it!! Glad to hear the tiny baby is doing fine.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


I hope you will not mind that I have dropped by and shared your wonderful words about your vacation thoughts; and of course your great adventure and sightseeing today:)
Lovely photos too of this most colourful season, worldwide..
Good luck with all your plans and enjoy the break from routine..
Happy Sunday,
Eileen :)

Ashling said...

@Eileen...I'm delighted you stopped by; I'm so grateful that there are people who read the blog, and I love comments.

@Robin...5 states is hard to believe....if only they could put giant signs up so I could tell which is which!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you are getting a real vacation! Hope you give yourself lots of time to read and relax.

Brian Kelly said...

Beautiful. Sounds like a good romp. And I love that lookout; always stop there when I'm on 23.

In My Wild Eden said...

Wow. such beautiful pictures. It looks like the perfect day for flannel shirts and cider.

Michaele said...

That day you described sounds PERFECT!! Hope you did just that!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Your day sounded divine Ashling...your photos are outstanding!

I do hope Linda will be getting better and soon! Sending good, healing energies your way Dear Ladies!

Your furbabes look soooo comfortable...I think I'm going to go and relax now. He He He

Have Sweet Dreams Sister!