No matter how much we love our technology and instant information and microwave foods (side note: we don’t like those very much) it’s always good to unplug from what’s happening in the world and just…getting…away…and since I’ll be up at the cottage until Sunday afternoon enjoying the wonders of nothingness, let us count the ways the cottage is better than “regular” life.
- The moratorium on socks and sandals seems to be lifted, which is good because first thing in the morning it’s too cold to go sockless and we’re too lazy to want to do up shoes.
- It’s hard to canoe in the puddle at the end of your driveway at home. The lake makes it a little easier.
- You can earn the nickname “Fire Guy” without cause for concern.
- Busting out the comfy clothes without concern for fashion. I think the holes just make them go faster.
- The closest thing to a remote that you’ll pick up all weekend is the stick you’re cooking your food with.
- The only traffic you deal with are the groups of animals pass by your window.
- The smell of smoke is a good thing.
- Marshmallows. On a stick, with chocolate and graham, or sitting in a drink.
- Sounds are natural, not notifications.
- The schedule is yours to make. Do everything, do nothing, it’s all up to you.
That last one feels great, because outside of “we’re going up at 3” and “we’ll be home sometime Sunday”, the schedule is WIDE open. We don’t take enough time for ourselves, and by that I mean, completely unplugged, and just left with ourselves. I’m glad I get this weekend to do that, and I hope you get that chance soon. Mind you, when I get back, the schedule kicks in at 9pm. That Breaking Bad finale isn’t going to watch itself.