Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vacationing From Our Vacation

Running errands.  Endless errands.
Only one more day in the states and then Martin, Lily and I are off to Papeete, Tahiti to resume our adventure on AMARA.  Since we have been home, Martin and I have been moving at a breakneck speed.  I am afraid there is no end in sight.  There are still boat parts to be purchased, new swimsuits to be claimed (at least for me), books and movies to download to our devices, and there are friends, family, business and taxes that need our attention.
Lily having a much needed play date.
Our home looks like it was caught in a tornado, or has been ransacked by thieves due to our comings and goings to and from the house—only leaving time for a quick meal while standing over the kitchen sink.  Truthfully, I feel like I am running around in circles, wondering if there is an end in sight.  I keep telling myself, "You can do this now and sleep on the plane."  The reality of me sleeping on the plane with a four-year-old is next to impossible, but I'll keep telling myself that just to get me through the next 24 hours.  Maybe on Saturday, when we are back on AMARA, I'll be able to get caught up on that much needed sleep.
Lake Powell
Since we have been home in the states, we were able to enjoy a week at Lake Powell.  It was so fun to be with my family and dear friends and just sit down and talk.

This year, Martin and I didn't take our houseboat and instead went on our friend, Amy's, new houseboat.  It was our one week to just relax and not have a care in the world, especially about boats... well, at least about AMARA.  It felt weird for me to not have constant discussions on what to do next or where to go next on AMARA with Martin.  I am sure we both had her in the back of our minds throughout the week.  We are anxious to get back and continue our adventure together, but it has been nice to take a little break from it and just focus on life back at home.  We keep laughing that we took a vacation from our vacation.  Who comes home from paradise?

Until then, there is a house to clean, bags that need packing and more errands to complete before we leave early Friday morning.  We will make the most of the next 24 hours and then it's back to paradise and AMARA.