“A vacation is what you take 
when you can no longer take 
what you’ve been taking. ”
{earl wilson}


i don’t know who earl wilson is... but i like him. it is time for a vacation. 


1 : a respite or a time of respite from something : intermission
2 a : a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended 

    b : a period of exemption from work granted to an employee
3 : a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation    

 4 : an act or an instance of vacating

i don’t need a trip to disney world, a cruise to alaska, or a week in london with a visit to the globe theater to see a shakespeare play...

 *(okay i might really NEED that last item). 

but i do need an intermission. a time of respite.  i need to vacate some things. a time of “lea has left the building”. my favorite part of that definition is the word “intermission”. a time between acts. time to run to the bathroom, grab some popcorn or a drink. that is what summer is to me. it is still a busy time (i do have three children with agendas, a youth mission trip, vbs, friends coming, family trips to the beach, a other fun fun fun but busy busy busy things happening). they are different things that the school year. they are intermission. they are respite.

but we do have ONE MORE WEEK OF SCHOOL. ugh. but then again, in most broadway musicals THE BEST SONG is right before the intermission... i think so that you are yearning for the next act to begin. so that there is a pleasant sound in your ears as you purchase your intermission snacks. i await some good singing next week. a pleasant sound to be left in my ears... even if it is only me doing the BIG SOLO NUMBER COMPLETE WITH AN ENTIRE TAP DANCE ROUTINE. because that is kind of what the last week feels like sometimes...