Friday, July 13, 2012

Gearing Up for Grafton, Vermont

The Grafton country side
Since my last post I've been trying to adjust to my new reality of being laid-off. One new development is that I can keep my job, but in order to do so I have to relocate to Baltimore. Just as I got used to feeling one way about this transition a game-changer comes into play. At this point I'm still considering my options and am trying not to stress out to much.

On a more positive news front, I'm excited to report that I'm done with my summer courses. I don't have my grades yet, but I think I should be getting an A in both courses. I should know for sure in a little over a week. I am so relived that I have five weeks without reading course materials, posting to Blackboard, and writing papers. IT FEELS GOOD! I will get to read books and watch television shows and films for enjoyment and enteratinment. Netflix is about to get kicked into high gear.

To celebrate and recognize this small achievement, I will be having dinner at Puerta Vallarta in Southington with my husband, sister, and mom tonight. On Sunday, Karim and I will drive to the village of Grafton, Vermont to enjoy a few days away from life as we know it. No home renovations, no school, just the two of us. While we're away we'll be staying at the Grafton Inn. It's one of the oldest inns in America, established in 1801. I got a killer deal for two nights through the shopping website Rue La La. You can get deals on clothes, shoes, home decor, luggage, spas, and even travel. Let me know if you want a friend referral to the site.
The Grafton Inn

The inn is also a member of Historic Hotels of America and is noted as being a sanctuary from the everyday world. This is just what the doctor ordered.

I really to take some time to relax and recharge. I'm gearing up from Grafton, Vermont, and couldn't be happier. Stay tuned for highlights from the trip! Have a good weekend!

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