Back to Reality

Last week, this view was how I started each morning.  It was pretty amazing to start each day off with sound-machine-like peacefulness.  

We enforced a pretty strict no television policy (wish I could stick to that at home), except for movie nights, so the kiddos found other ways to amuse themselves...

I even read two books (a huge accomplishment these days) with minimal interruption. If you're looking for a light summer read I highly recommend Tina Fey's Bossypants. It was hysterical. I think I read half the book aloud to my husband.

And now, it's back to reality. Cooking, cleaning, no stream in the backyard, everyday kind of life. At least it's still summer. 

Have any of you gotten a chance to escape for a bit this summer?



  1. Wow...looks like an ideal vacation! Glad to see you had such a nice time.

  2. Thanks, Judy. It was great to have a peaceful change of scenery and unplug for a week. Thanks for stopping visiting my blog!

  3. I need to enforce the no TV rule while at home and not just on vacation. But I also need to enforce the no computer rule - I think that is my major trip up more than TV.