Okay, so I know I'm back, I know I'm in Toronto, I know it's the wee hours of Sunday morning. But I don't know the date. And such was the case with my recent travels -- 2 weeks ago, Motzei Shabbos, my husband and three children and I piled in the van (loaded with clothing, pillows and blankets, activities and books, Kosher food accoutrements, beach toys, toiletries, DVD players, GameCube controllers, DVDs and lots of snacks) and headed down to Florida for our first-ever-five-member family holiday. As the miles rolled along, we lost track of what states we were going through; as we parked ourselves at our Howard Johnson's Enchanted Land Resort (no "resort"; no "enchanted land" about it!), we lost track of the days of the week, the date and often the time.
On a holiday, losing track is sometimes so therapeutic. To be out of a daily routine, aka a daily grind, refreshes the body and the soul. To be away from a computer and e-mails and Internet and blogging for two weeks surprisingly can do the same.
Of course, I will not give you a 14-day play-by-play of TorontoPearl & family's trip, but I will share with you some thoughts about this holiday. But not today...or maybe today, but later today...whatever the date is.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with this thought: Does Crayola (TM) have a color called "Fire-Engine Red"? If not, they should. I will lend them my backside, so they can copy the shading exactly right!