Saturday, May 19, 2012

The drive home

Thunk, thunk, thunk of tires on pavement as the car weaves through the thick traffic of I95. We tease a few more miles per hour out of the engine and try to shave some time off the trek home. The highway curls around to the left and draws us forward with open road.

We relax and talk of vacation memories, beach and surf. We highlight our reminiscence with seashells and sunburns. Our driving chit-chat washes away the tedium of travel as we comb through each treasured anecdote.

Two weeks without plans shaped and styled to fill each day. Two weeks of days lengthened from lack of watches and schedules. Two weeks with cares rinsed away and the "must do's" blown off the calendar. We tease each other with dreams of next year.

258.  Safely home from vacation
259.  Sleeping in my own bed
260.  Pleasant driving conversation
261.  Singing along with the radio in the car
262.  Coming home to a clean house

I used verbs a hairstylist might use and am linking to d'Verse for the first time.  Btw, I'm using my phone to write today (no, I'm not the one driving). 

10 comments:

  1. This has a great sweetness to it - and the verbs work really well, kind of unifying it.  It's very nice.  Thanks.  K. 

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  2. haha...glad you're not the one driving while you type away on your iphone...smiles...sounds like you had a great time...and singing along with the radio on the way back and teasing each other with next years dreams sounds like a pleasant drive back as well...

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  3. smiles...nice....at first i did not see the hair style connection because it just flowed....and yay great to see you at dverse...smiles...vacations are so hard to see come to a close...but keep dreaming for next year for sure...smiles....you did very well...

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  4. Marbles in My PocketMay 20, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    I like it! Been there and done that, but not often enough! One of my favorite things: chatting in the car; on the way to, or coming back from anywhere fun!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/no-autopsy-needed/

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  5. Sounds like a lovely drive and hair styling verbs worked very well ~

    Great to see you at D'verse ~

     http://everydayamazin.blogspot.ca/2012/05/creek.html

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  6. FlowerpowermommaMay 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

     great job with the verbs,, and happy your trip was good.

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  7. good, because that would be unsafe and you risk getting a headache as well

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  8. Love that hairstyling connection.  I'm glad you had a nice vacation.

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  9. Back to work you go!!  Glad you got to relax and unwind!  :)

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  10. I am generally glad to get back home after being away.  I remember dreading coming back to work though because just being gone for a few days would mean about ten thousand things to do and emails to answer. 

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