One week to vacation (and warmer weather)

We head off on vacation a week from today and it couldn’t come sooner. I am in desperate need of a vacation. I’m worn out at work, for one thing, and for another, it will be a nice break from the cycle of our routine at home. And then, there will be the pleasant weather. “Pleasant” is a relative term, and it really hasn’t been bad here (at least compared to last year).  We’ve had the slightest dusting of snow, but the whole east coast stretching down into the Florida Keys is being blasted by an Arctic freeze. Temperatures were in the single digits when we left the house this morning. But next week at this time, temperatures will be in the low-to-mid-70s, a wonderfully pleasant change compared to what we’ve got right now.

I can’t wait.