Monday, September 1, 2008

I'd much rather be here.....Closed

Well, I have gotten nothing done today. I am part of an apron swap and the deadline is Sept. 15. I really don't want to wait until the last minute to get this apron sewn and mailed off. However, besides the flooding two weeks ago, the restart of school last week, I now have a house full of sick kids to contend with. My sewing space has been taken over as a new "room" for the girls while we wait for the carpet for their room. I usually sew when they're down for naps or asleep at night. I cannot do that when they're laying 5 feet from the sewing machine. Little Monkey doesn't even want to take naps because he's sick.

I took pictures of my mess of a house, but I don't have time to edit them yet. So instead of posting pictures of the sad state of affairs at my house, I'm going to post photos from flickr of where hubby and I are going on vacation in 18 days!

I have so much to do before then - which is equally stressful since all the flooding and now the sickness has wrecked my planned sewing and packing time leading up to the trip. We are sending 3 kids to Nana and Papa's and 2 kids to Aunt and Uncle's for the WEEK we're away. We haven't had a vacation with just the two of us since I was pregnant with my oldest - nine years ago!

I've purposely picked photos that don't immediately give away the location. Since I don't have my next crafty giveaway ready, we're going to make this a giveaway.

If you think you know the location of our getaway, send me an email (so your guess remains secret and doesn't influence others) to craftygiveaways(at)gmail(dot)com. From the correct guesses I will randomly pick the winner who receive some fabric direct from the getaway location. I need an excuse to shop for fabric while on vacation! :)

If you could pack up right now and spend a week away, where would it be? You can post your ideal getaway in the comment section. Don't forget to email your guess to keep it secret. Good luck!

8 comments:

TLC said...

I would have to say Hawaii. My husband and I went there without kids for a week and it was truly paradise in so many ways.

Sew Bee It said...

Ah, vacation... At this point anywhere would be nice:) But the place you are going is high on the list! Austria (Vienna specifically) would be a close second. Have fun!!

Scottish Nanna said...

Hope your kids get well soon nothing worse than a house full of sick kids.My holiday place would have to be Scotland.
Hugs Mary.

Tine said...

If I could go anywhere I wanted to on vacation??? WOW! If we were going with kids, I would go to DisneyWorld in Florida! A little selfish, as I want to go myself. LOL! If it was only Charles and I, I would go to....New York? Paris? San Francisco? Hmmm.... I hope you and your dh have a wonderful time!! And give your kids a "get-well-soon" hug! It sounds like really bad timing, both the flooding (when is that EVER timed well?) and the sickness :-(

debbie said...

I have always wanted to see the castles in Germany...or the beaches in Bermuda! The only way i will ever get to see either is on my computer wallpaper! lol

Dawn said...

I have always wanted to go to the little country of Luxembourg. It is where some of my ancestor's are form.

Mom said...

Ideal getaway? Scotland. I want to see some mountains, buy some yarn direct from the mill, and lose myself in the sound of crashing waves on clifsides. No kids, no school, no housework, no garden - just my husband, a fire and my knitting. Lovely.

Quiltersal said...

While I just LOVE Hong Kong, I think I'd like to spend a week with my DH in Ireland....he could get his 'farm' fix and I could get my 'wool' fix...and we could see the homeland of some of our ancestors. Must start planning now.....