16 June 2010

I Love Summer

That sound you hear like a mighty wind rushing from the coast of California is not a storm or some Pentecostal rapture. No, it's just Rob exhaling, having today transferred most of his work responsibilities to a pinch-hitter for the next few weeks (a couple of minor projects remain but they're easily tied off) so he can actually relax and enjoy the first vacation in two years that's actually worthy of the name.

Today I set the iPhone so it doesn't even display the work e-mail account. It's the only way I can keep from obsessively reading everything that comes in and going back to work even on the road, even if I know somebody else is handling things. When did this underachieving student turn into such a workaholic?

Panicking at the thought of waking up tomorrow morning with no obligations, no meetings, no office to get to, naturally I started filling up the time. Dentist appointment, etc.

I think it will take me several days to ease into the idea that I really don't have to be online all the time, or checking e-mail, or reviewing this or that deal, or giving this or that approval. Sounds idyllic. And barely comprehensible. But when I am walking the shore of Cape Cod toward the wedding site with my wonderful kids, looking like we're straight out of some Ralph Lauren ad with our blue blazers and rolled up white trousers and printed cotton summer dress, maybe then I'll really start to relax. It's gonna be a magnificent vacation, and I will be blogging about it regularly. So stay tuned if you want to read about Rob and The Twins' Incredible Adventure.

Could be the calm before the storm though. Because if my extended family runs across something else that's about to go online, they're gonna go ape-you-know-what. More on that later. Meanwhile, I'm just going to sit here in San Jose Airport and enjoy the free WiFi, the sunshine, the peace and quiet, and the 1st Movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2, one of the happiest and most delightful pieces of music ever written. Goin' home to the kids and the trip of a lifetime. Ahhhhhhhhh.


El Genio said...

I am so excited for everyone involved!

SteveA said...

Vacation - enjoy - it's a needed luxury!