Are you there Summer? It’s me, Symone

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Celebrate good times, come on! I officially beat the mad rush to get any remaining work off my desk and that means I am NOW officially taking a small break from work. I mean don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the work I do but every once in awhile I welcome a shake up in my daily routine. Last year, I had more of a workcation than a break (this year I’m a day in and still answering emails) so trust me when I say my brain can definitely use a time-out from constantly running through a to-do list. (I promised myself that I wouldn’t think about until it’s much closer to September.)

Needless to say, I’ll be spending the next few weeks focused on finishing up all my ongoing knitting projects. (Hopefully in time for Christmas.) I’ll also be spending time adding to my already ever growing yarn stash. (Sometimes, I like to pretend that I run a small country that uses yarn as its main currency.) There are a lot (and I mean a lot) of yarn sales in the summer and every year I find it hard to look away and contain myself. (You already know I have a bit of an issue when it comes applying self-control to my yarn purchases. Though to be fair, when a yarn you’ve been eyeing is marked down at 70% it can be very hard to resist. Ask the scorch marks on my credit card if you don’t believe me.)

All in all, I’m very much looking forward to my very own version of knit-palooza, (I’ll be knitting everywhere from my deck to the park) as well as counting down to our annual camping trip. That’s right in 16 days this wandering lady will wander again and spend 3 nights at Fundy National Park. I can barely contain my excitement about this because I absolutely love camping. It is the perfect activity that gives me the opportunity to go back to basics, spend time surrounded by the beauty of nature and fly my hermit flag high and proud. (I also get to completely ignore my phone for a couple of days which I’m quite tickled pink about.)

Today, I committed to fully kick-starting my vacation. (Okay I did take one small trip to the office and I sent one tiny email but I’m only human.) You’ll be happy to hear that I mostly spent today venturing around the lovely city of Fredericton (It really is a beautiful place. I took the trail from campus to downtown, saw a performance at Officers’ Square and grabbed a celebratory flight at The Abbey.) before heading home for another session of knitting on my deck, in the sun, surrounded by my makeshift garden.

I ask you, can life get any better than this?

It’s good to have options.



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  1. Barb says:

    Sounds good Symone! Enjoy your vacation right to the last minute!! Take lots of pictures 🙂 Will be awaiting new knitting project pics. 🙂

    1. wanderfulknits says:

      Thanks Barb! I definitely will since it goes by so quickly 🙂

  2. Enjoy your well deserved vacay, girl! Looking forward to seeing your latest projects.

    1. wanderfulknits says:

      Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to having the time to cast on more projects 🙂

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