I have a ginormous book of sudoku puzzles and a box of pencils, I have pens and ink and notebooks, guitar and mandolin and music books at hand, stacks of books to read (both edifying and purely entertaining), trails to walk and a bike to ride, the daily Mass schedule, fresh fruit available nearby, a freshly roasted bag o' coffee and the half-and-half to go with it, various and sundry teas, and a bottle of wine.
And I have next week off.
I'm not doing much if any traveling and have no set-in-stone plans, which is what I wanted out of this little vacation/retreat. I may get up early and go to the coffee house to hunker down and work on transcribing my '08 NaNo, which I'm *still* not done. I may sleep in some mornings and then meander down the trail with a notebook and pen, maybe even pack a lunch and a book to read at a good stopping point, and make a day of it. I may just lounge around with a book and the sudoku puzzles and a cat in my lap. And I'm thinking about going to see a movie in the theater for the first time since the last Indiana Jones movie. Anyone have any current recommendations?
In addition to all of the above, I get to go to a little bluegrass festival on Saturday and hang out playing music with friends, plus hear some great bands and performers. Life is awful good.