Thursday, April 09, 2009

If Only...

Since I went to England last October, I pretty much took all my vacation days until this September. Ouch. It was worth it, though. I just wish I would take a few days off to go and do like this woman is - sit next to an idyllic river or lake with my notebook and write. No thoughts of divorce, no worries about bills, no stress.

Thankfully, I live right next door to a duck pond so if the weather would cooperate, I could just walk over there. But it's not quite the same, y'know? Sometimes you just need to go to an entirely different place. And maybe that's what a future weekend should be - just me, my laptop, and a beautiful view.

Do you have a place you like to head to get away from it all?


  1. Odd as it sounds the shower works as well for me as any other place.

  2. I get too distracted if I'm somewhere idyllic. I love it, but it's not productive for me. All I need is a comfy chair and - this is the difficult bit - no interruptions.

    Have a great Easter!

  3. I love the ocean, which isn't too far away, but drifting in my kayak on a little pond is sublime. In the winter, any cafe will do.

    Can ya tell I'm a homebody?

  4. I have a little cabin set above a beautiful lake only an hour away. But getting there's the problem. Just knowing it's there waiting on me sometimes gives comfort, though. :)

  5. I can get away in our backyard. It's enclosed by a fence but yet I can see trees and birds all around as well. Wish it was nicer out to enjoy it today though.

  6. The sea does it for me, the salt air, waves along the beach. Very meditative.

  7. I am blessed to live a few miles away from one of the Great Lakes. Yesterday morning I had a two hour window between errands, so I drove to the beach with my laptop and wrote in my car. Sure, the temp. was 35 degrees, but the view was gorgeous!

    We get an amazing variety of migrating birds through our area. There are a pair of Hooded Mersangers paddling around the pond in our sub-division. Always makes me smile.

    Love the picture. I want to be her too.

  8. The beach and sea for me too. Oh, boy, I miss the sea. I think I might cry!!! Look what you've done, Melissa!!! lol

  9. If I can get away for a few days, Cape Cod is my number one spot.

    I'm lucky that there's a beach and boardwalk and art deco amusement park from the 1920s about a mile from me -- I often go there when I need a change of scenery.

    Also, there are lots of parks and lovely places within a half hour's drive.

  10. I have not "gotten away" in 4 1/2 years. I don't remember what it's like!

  11. Melissa,
    I hope you can find a sweet place to get away to even if it is only for a day.
    We haven't been able to go away except the day last month we escaped for my birthday and walked a beach. I love doing that and it inspires me alot to.
    But here, my getaway is my patio.

  12. I would like to go to a casino and do some gambling. Then write a book about it.

  13. Which part of England did you visit? I can't afford holidays but, as I live in the Cotswolds in England myself, if I ever need a break, I just look out the window. It's beautiful. I'm very lucky.



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