Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Upcoming vacation!

I'm heading out on vacation starting Thursday afternoon!
I can't wait!!

I didn't really know about vacations, as in taking time off work, as a kid.
We had school vacations but my parents didn't really do the Take the Tykes to Disneyland kind of thing.

We took trips with Grandmama to the shore, but my parents stayed home...working.

So, discovering vacations was a real bonus of becoming an adult! It took a while to get the hang of it but I've got it now.

So, while I'm off reading, sunning my noggin, and avoiding any kind of green vegetable, what should we do here at the blog?

Animal pictures have been popular. Should we do that again?

Your suggestions welcome.  (Remember, the idea is I'm NOT HERE to do anything. Ideas about stuff we can put in the pipleine to post later.) Post in the comments section of this blog post.

Her Grace and Sleekness the Duchess of Yowl has a few ideas of course.




39 comments:

Aphra Pell said...

One can never have too many animal photos.

Kitty said...

Enjoy your vacation, Janet. You deserve it.
My last vacation was March, 1990.

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Have a wonderful vacation, Janet. We'll miss you and your sharkly words of wisdom.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

I grew up on Cape Cod. Our vacation was jump in the station wagon and head to the beach with five kids in the back. Perfect! Or a drive in movie, mattress in the back for the second feature.

We went to NH once to see my aunt and go to Story Land. Years and years later I walked into Story Land for a writing job and got major deja vu realizing I had been there and now lived across the valley.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Ah ha, vacations !
Well boys and girls every day is a vacation for me and I don’t apologize for it. Do I work? Not a punch-in punch-out job but yes I work. Do I live by a schedule? Just look at my penciled-in and markered-up calendar.
Do I pack a lunch and commute? Nope. Not anymore. I raid the fridge and filler’ up a couple of times a month when I’m on the way back from my morning walk along the shore of Long Island Sound.
It took me a long time to get here and I almost didn’t make it.

So here’s some advice.
Go ahead youngsters work your asses off. Be proud. Love what you do and do not wear your job like a badge of courage.
Take vacations. They restore the soul and renew life.

Janet may you bask in the joy of time off. Life is good my friend. Life is good.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

I am, of course, perfectly willing to send more photos of Ramona!

Jennifer Delozier said...

While animal pix are ALWAYS a good idea, what about bombing Janet's vacation with pix of...vacations? Humble or exotic, daring or leisurely - you get the idea.
But if not, my twins, Luna and Luna, who are not quite kittens anymore at age 6, are happy to oblige Her Grace with their images.

Kregger said...

Please don't tell me Les Sharque goes to the desert for vacation.
Everyone needs downtime...with a single malt.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

There can never be too many animal pics. And I am going on vacation too. Not until Saturday. But I am. A real vacation on the shore with my daughter and pug. It's going to be great. Enjoy yourself, our wonderful queen.

julie.weathers said...

Oh, whatever you decide will be fun.

I hope you have a great time. You deserve it.

NLiu said...

Have a good holiday! Try to stay off the surfers.

I don't have a pet (not practical right now) but I am happy to see pics of other people's!

Craig F said...

Hobbies and crafts. Those can include gardening or pets. It will give those without pets a chance to throw pictures at you too.

Have a restful vacation, mine tend to be more work than my working time.

S.P. Bowers said...

I'm down for whatever, just let us know where to send it to submit. I have a vacationing cat. last time we found him three states away. I also have an awesome garden/chicken coop.

Claire Bobrow said...

Ra-MO-na! Ra-MO-na!
I vote for any and all photos of Reef pets.

Have a smashing vacation, Janet!

Cecilia Ortiz Luna said...

I really enjoyed pics of writing spaces. Maybe this time stage it with your favorite writing snacks and significant animal.

Fearless Reider said...

Pics of animals doing crafts on vacation? Count me in! I hope you enjoy your well-earned vacation, Janet.

Sharyn Ekbergh, I had to look up Story Land. I want to live there! It looks like a magical place, and I loved reading about how it came to be.

Laura S. said...

My choices:
1. Janet's favorite past posts;
2. Submitted photos or lists of the last five books we've read with a few words about each;
3. Vacation photos, then (growing up) and now.

Jamet, have fun, in any case!

Adele said...

I grew up in a pretty much vacation-free house, too. And as an adult I don't really get why people go away so they can lie on a beach and get sunstroke. I can do that at home, but I choose not to.

But - pet pics? Love 'em.

Brenda said...

Favorite author quote regarding writing. Or rejection. Or editing. Etc.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

Fearless Reider, if you get to Story Land at 9 am when they open, they play a recording of me singing Good Morning Story Land. Truth. It was a demo I made of a song I wrote for them and they liked the demo better than the finals done by pros.
I wrote much of the music in the park and did their TV spots for years.

Tresna Amanah said...

a wonderful vacation

Pericula Ludus said...

Ooh I like the idea of the photo of the last five books we've read and brief commentary! As one of the petfree people, I struggle with the topic of the assignment when it's cats and inferior animals.

Kate Larkindale said...

Enjoy your break, Janet!

Barbara Etlin said...

Have fun!

My travelling days are over, unfortunately, so I'd like to see other people's vacation photos. Or pet photos.

I have lots of photos of my Forever Dog. If the pet must be technically-currently-living-here-but-not-necessarily-alive, I can scrounge up one of those, too. :-)

Barbara Etlin said...

(No, we didn't stuff Echo!)

KAClaytor said...

Micro flash fiction postcards, as Janet Reid, from where we think you are and what you’re touristing.

(Enjoy your vacation- it’s much deserved.)

John Davis Frain said...

Both of my ideas have already been presented, so have yourself a merry little vacation while we jealously await your return.

Are you visiting Carkoon? Oh, wait, you said vacation. Never mind.

Godspeed!

Steve Forti said...

Greatest Hits from past posts sounds like a good idea.

Also, Story Land! I have framed on my living room wall a collage with side by side photos of a young me in the 80s vs my young son in 2017 in the fake jail cell and my young wife from the 80s vs my young daughter in 2017 in the Alice in Wonderland cutout. The kids are probably too old for it now, but that place is great (except the singing vegetables are creepy as hell). Did you also go to Santa's Village?

Rio said...

I like the idea of vacation photos. Interesting things we've run across on our travels, so it's like the entire Reef is taking a vacation together. (And "travels" doesn't have to mean faraway places. Around here, what's local to one person is clear across the world to someone else.)

KDJames said...

I second the idea of vacation/stay-cation/weekend-get-away pics, either favourite or worst ever, with a sentence or two about why. Oh, or pics of a dream vacation spot, if time and money and mobility were not factors. Maybe we all could guess the location.

Enjoy your time away from it all, Janet! When will you be back? You . . . are coming back, right?

Timothy Lowe said...

Love the vacation idea, both to share and for busy agents. Safe travels, Ms. Reid!

LynnRodz said...

Have a wonderful time, Janet...relax...enjoy, wherever you may be. Hubby and I started ours a few days ago and will be until September.

(I 2nd/3rd photos of Ramona and I'm not even a cat lover.)

Karen McCoy said...

I second Jennifer Delozier's suggestion. Perhaps some peaceful landscape pictures also?

Jo Conn said...

How does one get animal pics to you?

Jen said...

I'd love to see my fellow writers post pictures of their favorite vacation spots. Living vicariously through others is one of my favorite hobbies. :)

RebeccaB said...

We sure had family vacations...70's style: creaky station wagon, leaking Styrofoam cooler in the back, over-stressed Dad looking like Chris Farley driving the school bus in Billy Madison...

Good times?? You bet.

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

I'm more than happy to send you more (slightly larger) puppy photos if we do a pet week!

I hope you have a fantastic vacation, whatever you choose for the blog!

Lennon Faris said...

pictures of your ideal writing spot? I guess that could run into liability issues though...

I am always up for pics of any kind.

Lennon Faris said...

How about pics of your fav writing muse? that way folks could choose between a pet, landscape, drink!, coffee shop, etc.

Also, have fun on your vacation, Janet.