I'm getting ready to head out of town tomorrow for a few days of much needed vacation. It's badly needed and yet I still don't feel like I can possibly take the time to go. That's when you know you really NEED a vacation - when you can't even figure out how to leave for less than 3 days.
I love travel and I love vacations, but in my life right now, I don't really get much of that sort of thing. My dream vacations are always beachside with no schedule to keep.
Every once in a while I pretend I'm on vacation while I stare at my pool in the back yard. It's not really the same. Still, I like to think if I didn't live at my house, coming here and spending time in my back yard would FEEL like I was at a nice resort or something. And that makes 24 hour study (which is all I do these days) a little more bearable while sitting by the pool.
Here are some beautiful pool photos to give you a little mental lift. There is just something about a pool - not quite as good as the beach of course - but still, it does make one feel just a little more relaxed.