October 14, 2015

Some Much Needed R & R

The last several months have been rather hectic in our household.  These days the both of us are constantly working with evenings and weekends being consumed by the glow of our laptops.  Throw in the fact that Josh has been gone for the last month and I think it’s safe to say that we both needed a weekend away.  I had this past Monday off, so we decided to do a 3-dayer at the family cabin in northern Minnesota.  The leaves were peaking and we had spectacular weather.  It actually hit 87 degrees on Sunday.  That type of weather is not unheard of this time of year but it doesn’t come around often! 

Friday night after I got home from work, we loaded up the pup and got the heck outta dodge.  Kigen needed this weekend away as well.  Poor guy has been stuck with boring ol’ me for the last month and let’s face it, I just can’t roughhouse with him like his dad does.  At least he knows where to go for endless snuggles!  Since we got up there pretty late, we passed out almost immediately after un-packing which left us refreshed to start the weekend.  There’s just something about waking up at the cabin in the fall after the leaves have changed and drinking a good cup of java while watching the sunrise over the lake with your favorite person.  Pure bliss.

Looking at all of the fall colors left me itchin’ to get out and take some pics of the beautiful landscape we were surrounded by.  The boys were more than willing to be my subjects of our impromptu photo shoot, which I always appreciate.  As the years go on, I feel more and more grateful that we have such a beautiful place to go to that has the ability to put us in a zen state of mind so quickly.  Throw in a glass or 3 of wine and our time up there is practically ethereal. 

Unfortunately, we did still have to get some work done this weekend.  My dad and brother came up for the day on Sunday so we could all help take the boat lift and dock out of the water for the winter.  It was really nice to see them as we don’t spend time together like we used to when we all lived at home.  They were only there for a few hours and after they left it was time to get back to work.  Josh and his buddy Seth Feider put on monthly webinars that go over all aspects of fishing as well as in-depth discussions on using the GPS electronics that come on the majority of boats these days.  I’m the one in charge of putting the presentations together which can be rather time consuming but I also don’t mind so much because it’s time that we get to spend together interacting with one another instead of just watching TV or messing around on our phones next to each other but not actually engaging in conversation.  However, all good things must come to an end.  After enjoying what will most likely be our last morning at the cabin until next spring, we got everything cleaned up and packed up and headed back to reality.  Monday night’s webinar went off without a hitch and I even found time to make lasagna for the whole crew that shows up when we do them!  Perfect end to a perfect weekend.