Monday, August 06, 2007

home again

We were gone 10 days, and it was glorious. We spent 2 days visiting my husband's sister & family in Charlotte, NC, and then a week on Seabrook Island, SC with my parents and younger brother.

Have you noticed, any time you are gone longer than a week - 7 days - time really does start to slow down. You begin to forget what day it is - or at least, you don't always think of it right away if someone asks you. And the people you're with ask you because they don't remember right away, either. And you start forgetting what you usually do on a typical day during a typical week in your life and all of a sudden every day is Saturday and you have so much time to do anything you want. Like eat too late. Or too early. And eat decadent things. And nap. And waste time by doing nothing but watch the waves hit the beach, even if you brought a book to read. And ride bikes with your family and not think about what you should do as soon as you get back.

We had that kind of vacation. Funny, wasn't like I was away from real life. In fact, at one point I said to my husband that it seemed like I was having more than my fair share of serious talks when we were supposed to be relaxing. I had these kind of conversations with my brother, my mom, my husband, and my sister in-law and her husband. Maybe that's a natural part of get just far away from your regular life that you can see it and talk about it clearly. Or not.

Speaking of my sister in-law, her name is Lisa, which I think you know. The picture above is from her foyer in her lovely home. I told you I would take pictures...and I did. But I ran out of steam during my trip and all my good intentions for taking great beach pictures kind of dissipated. My husband took a lot of video, though. I am hoping I can show you some video of the alligator we had behind our house on Seabrook.

I took some pictures of Lisa's house and thought I would share them with you. Let's start with this one. Sorry there won't be any beach pictures, but what can I say. It was a nice vacation, and I was having a really good time.


homedaisy said...

from the looks of that foyer, i am going to guess you and lisa get along great!! :)
what a big bummer i missed you as you were hitting all of my normal stomping grounds. i am really glad you had a nice trip. i want to see some seabrook pictures! isn't that new shopping center great?

sisters with style said...

Sounds wonderful! Glad you got to get away and I'm oh so glad you are back!

Belle-ah said...

Glad you had a nice, long break from reality...we all need that! Oh, and I can't wait to see your pictures (I am such a blog voyer!).

Rosemary said...

Glad you had such a nice time.
Your sister has a very pretty place.
Thanks for sharing!
I know what you mean about not knowing what day it is. It does happen on vacation. It's nice.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love that table! I would rather see pictures of a beaufiul home than beach pictures any day! Show us more, her home looks lovely!

StitcherS said...

I love house pictures, too! Glad you had a nice trip.

Bethany Hissong said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!
I totally understand about a. more conversations during leisure time and b. letting the picture-taking slide because you're enjoying what's happening too much to really notice you didn't take a picture of it!!!

suburban prep said...

What a lovely entranceway.

violetlady said...

I love that entryway picture. Did you change your blog template? I never noticed that yours is the same as mine. I think it is one of the nicer ones. I agree about vacationing and time going slower after a week.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

A loveley picture of Lisa's foyer. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you had a nice vacation.