Friday farragoPosted: August 3, 2012
Farrago: a confused mixture; hodgepodge, medley: a farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes. (Thank you, Dictionary.com.)
I have a hodgepodge of leftover photos from the past week or two. This seems like a good time to use them.
August. A month that I typically think of as vacation month. A friend in England mentioned she’s going on holiday, and I got to thinking that I would like to go on holiday, too. I’ve always thought “holiday” sounds more fun, more celebratory, than vacation.
I don’t want to travel anywhere (not yet, anyhow). I want to take my holiday at home. A retreat of sorts.
I am going to take a short break from posting on my blog. A blog holiday. I’m not sure how long the break will be. It might be a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
There will be a scheduled post going out on Monday. I would save it, but the problem with saving posts and drafts is that it’s usually old news by the time I get back to it. Timing is important for some things, and this is one of those things. A project I’m picking up once again. The Thursday Travels post is ready to go and scheduled, too.
This is an excellent time to take a break and have an at-home mini-retreat. It will also give me a chance to get caught up with all of you. I’m lagging behind by about a week or so. Not spending time on my own blog posts will give me some quality time to visit with you. I’m limiting my computer time, but it will hopefully be enough. I also have plans for one unplugged day.
I’m looking forward to some time off from composing my own posts. I’ll still continue to post daily walk photos at Flickr (in The Daily Walk set). So, if you feel the need for a walk around the Bogs, you will find a few images there to help you along. You can even watch it as a slideshow. I might run a day or two behind on that since I like to wait and see if there are any evening photos to include.
We’re picking up Bo the Dog today. He’s going to be staying with us for a week. I imagine Bo and I are going to be taking lots of walks. I’m told he likes to get up early in the morning. I already know from experience that walking Bo and taking photos does not work out well. Bo is always on the move, and Bo must stay on a leash because he wants to run wild, free, and far.
It is hot, hazy, and humid here in the Bogs. I tried to capture some of the haze this morning, in the photos above and below this paragraph.
It’s a good day to stay inside with the air conditioning. Or to go swimming in the pond although the air is so thick I feel like I’m already swimming when I’m outdoors. We’re picnicking outside for dinner tonight, when we pick up Bo the dog half way between here and Pittsburgh. I suspect we’re all going to be feeling pretty warm.
I guess that’s it from the Bogs for today. I need to get the picnic basket packed up, and then it will be time to hit the road. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you at your place sometime during my break. I hope you don’t mind me just dropping in. I’ll bring wine or scones or some other appropriate gift. 🙂