Take Time

Vacation, Urlaub, vacances, vacanza, vacaciones, holiday – everybody needs one from time to time. In our 24/7, constant contact world relaxation is often hard to come by, but it is necessary for both physical and mental health. As one wag once put it, vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer. Well, we are taking a vacation next week and going back to the Gulf Coast, where Karen spent the summers of her youth. We have absolutely no concrete plans other than arriving, but I have been looking on the Internet for restaurants and attractions we might consider. In doing so, I ran across a site with advice for Northerners moving to the South. For no other reason than it’s funny, I will share one tidbit. “If you do settle in the South and bear children, don’t think we will accept them as Southerners. After all, if the cat had kittens in the oven, we wouldn’t call ‘em biscuits.†I hope y’all will be able to take some time to relax this summer. You deserve it.