Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Guess Who's On Vacation?


Ok. It’s a big fat stinking lie, but it’s the first one I told all day. I won’t be back in five minutes. I’m leaving on vacation on Friday and I won’t be back until April 13th. Letters from Camp will definitely start when I get back. I know you all can’t wait.

I actually went down into my basement last night and brought them up and read them all – out loud – to my daughters. We all had a really good laugh. We found that most of the letters fell into two categories (1) Dad, why aren’t you sending me any letters? And (2) Mom, why aren’t you sending me any food? I was mortified by my spelling. I knew that I used to be a crappy speller, but I just had no stinking idea I was that bad. It also seemed that I had a better time than I remember. But you have to keep in mind, I suffered from terrible guilt and didn’t want my parents to know how bad it was. So I probably was lying. Reading the letters 31 years later, they seem pretty convincing. But trust me, I remember, I was there!!!!

Anyway, I’ll be in Sarasota for about a week. Brian and Rose, I’ll waive to you both when I fly over! OH! And for those of you following my drama at work and my plans for the big escape, here’s an update. I spent most of today riding around with the realtor looking at office space for our new digs. We found about 8,000 square feet of beautiful space just outside the city. It’s built out and all ready to go. Just needs some paint and wallpaper. I actually started getting really excited today for the first time. I also sent the signed contract back to my new partners so, it’s official and a done deal. No going back now! YIKES!

Wishing everyone a lovely holiday and much love, compassion and forgiveness. Take care all and I’ll talk to you soon!


D~

10 comments:

poet with a day job said...

Woohoo! So proud of you for sealing the deal adn moving forward onto the good stuff - like filling out and decorating the new digs! And so glad you are going on a vacation - much deserved! Also thought it was very brave of you to read your old letters out loud to your daughters - man!

Have a nice vacation. We'll be on bated breath for those letters...

madd said...

Dennis..have a wonderful vaca and I am looking forward to the letters from camp..yeah on the new everything and rest up for all the energy you are going to need when you start out on this new adventure..Happy Holiday to you..take care..m

Karen said...

Hi D - Oo, I can't wait to read the letters! I hope you have a fantastic holiday. Relax and have FUN!
Ka

Dennis said...

M - Thanks!!! I'm going to scan them and post them. The spelling is atrocious. I'll probably have to type the text out under each one so you can read them. Who knows, afterwards, maybe I'll sell them on ebay (kidding)(By the way, when I spell checked this response, I misspelled "probably" go figure!)

Madd - Thanks Hon! I'm looking forward to sleeping in! Unfortunately, I'll probably be spending a few hours a day working from Florida.

Karen - Thanks and stay tuned! I hope they're as much fun as I think they'll be.

Brian said...

Have a great time in FL. We live an hour north of Orlando. I've never been to Sarasota, but I know they have lots of cool things to do.

Clockworkchris said...

What a nice gesture you wave at your fellow bloggers as you fly overhead. I have been so out of it since my grandmother passed. Sorry for lack of visits. I hope you have a good vacation and I will chat with you later.

la vie en rose said...

enjoy yourself dennis! you definitely deserve it!

Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

Dennis!! What Sup? Now that I finally got my blogging act together, you're gone??? Okay, I have plenty to catch up on... So... Have a great time in your vacation! :)

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Hope your trip has gone well.

Dennis said...

I'm Back!!!