Have you ever been too busy to think? That's where I am right now. At work, it seems that I'm inundated with little tasks that keep me on the run all eight hours with a few big projects thrown in that keep getting pushed to the back burner because of all these little tasks. Copy this. Label that. Sort those. Schedule them. Call her. That type of nonsense. Add to that the fact that I'm trying to de-hoard my workspace and I'm just frazzled and slowly approaching wits end.
The arrival of spring with its balmy breezes and perfect sun has caused my home life activity level to soar as I no longer have a ready excuse to keep driving past the park that sits smack dab in the middle of my route home when my daughters really turn up the begging. And I feel guilty spending Saturdays in pajamas when we can hear the sounds of kids playing outside as soon as the sun comes up. My weekends are now feats of motherly marvels and I long for the snow to trap us indoors so that I can get some work done.
To sum it up, I can feel a meltdown coming on. Which leads me to another conclusion: I need a vacation! Its high time.
With funds on the budget end of the vacation spectrum, there are a myriad of great one-tank trips. Georgia has a great bit of coastline dotted with worthwhile destinations like Tybee Island, Hilton Head and Jekyll Island. We've got great mountains to the north, a beautiful nature sanctuary, Callaway Gardens, to the west. About an eight hour drive south will land me in Orlando, land of Disney and all the pleasures and treasures that part of the world has to offer. I don't really have a plan right now, but soon, I'm going to have to make a run for it before I either pass out from exhaustion or . . . go postal!