Breathing in every.last.moment.

Well friends, it’s <almost> here – the July 4th long weekend. FINALLY! And up in the Boston area it’s supposed to be a pretty damn perfect weather weekend – super sunny, 90s, perfect for LOTS of time spent outside enjoying every last minute of the long weekend. And that’s exactly what I plan to do. In just three hours, I’ll be logging off from work and heading to our lakehouse in Maine where I’ll spend three glorious days doing nothing but lounging in the lake on our floaties (pictures to come, promise), cooking lots of yummy summer foods, spending time with my sisters, my brothers-in-law, my grandparents and my mom and her boyfriend. Oh yeah, and there WILL be some workouts in there too, obviously. 😉 The road we live on in Maine is perfect for running…and for hill repeats, ack, but they must be done…and that’ll be the majority of my working out time in Maine, an early-ish morning run and the rest of the day by the lake, bathing suits on, no makeup, no hair done, lots of books and magazines to peruse and great company.

It’s times like these that I just want to breathe in every last moment and never let go. It’s peaceful. It’s beautiful. It’s relaxing. It’s disconnected from the rest of the world.

And that last piece is key. Disconnecting.

Up until last summer, our cell phones didn’t even work up by the lake. Unfortunately (ha), cell service is much better so my blackberry light blinks no matter what which is both good and bad…ok, it’s mostly bad. But I’ve promised myself that I will  stay away from all things work, and will try to stay away from the facebook and twitter, aside from a few facebook status updates, but that’s a given, right??

So, with that – this is probably the last you’ll hear from me until Tuesday of next week, unless we’re FB friends, of course!

Until then – I hope you all have a spectactular long weekend and breathe in every last moment like I plan to.