4/27/11

In a Wanderlust frame of mind...

fabulous print by Linda Ketelhut

Do you ever get into a wanderlust state of mind?
I do. Not often, but it happens.
I wanderllusted my ass off the past few days. Daydreamed about Paris a lot, specifically planned out a trip whilst taking a shower Sunday morning. After talking about my Parisian thoughts with a couple of friends, a kernel of an idea was popped into my head. Hopefully, that little pop will turn into something creative & inspirational ... time will tell (if it does, I promise to share!).

I have put my sweet vintage Etsy shop into Vacation Mode for a while, so that I can focus on Things That Need To Get Done (totally deserves to be capitalized & bolded). Perhaps it's due to Spring unfolding around me, but I am in a cleaning kind of head space. Not just scrubbing the bathroom kind of clean (although I've already done that, thanks to an insect infestation in which I did some wackadoodle bug slaying & subsequent scrubbing), but a total re-organization of my entire home kind of cleaning. I already bought a new desk to help me in that general direction. Next up, more shelving & continuing to rid my space of excess & unnecessary Things (watch for an upcoming HUGE yard sale at the end of May, local peeps!). Also, putting my Etsy shop in Vacation Mode makes me feel like I really am taking a vacation, even though I'm still here in my little apartment.

Wanderlust is an awesome word. It states exactly what it means, no subtext and no misunderstandings. It's simply lusting to wander. I like that in a word.

Are you lusting over wandering, too? If so, where to?
xo
Caren

9 comments:

  1. Yes! I am indeed: all I can think about is a desert-bound road trip of epic proportions. Just the thought of warm air, windows down, watching the landscape change out the windshield...I'm just craving it somethin' fierce!

    I hope you enjoy your vacation, it's so necessary sometimes! :)

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  2. oh yes. i've got italy on my mind. i just keep dreaming about wandering around, drinking espresso, looking at art, eating delicious food, and soaking in some 'dolce far niente.' it will happen one day. hopefully soon. :)

    france is on my list too...paris, you say? oui, ma cherie. that would be incredibly lovely.

    xoxo

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  3. There must be something in the air because I am completely lusting over wandering, and I even blogged about it a week or so ago! I'm not fussy about where we go, I just want to go! But it has to be a proper 'wander', not too much planning or booking, just a car or a train or a bus and plenty of time to explore...

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  4. ps. I do hope your travel dreams come true x

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  5. ditto my dear. Ever since I've been to europe... its' got me with the 'shakes' to go back, soo intoxicating to walk through history.art.espresso.beauty at every turn.
    Even a 'quickie' road trip does wonders tho.. so I do recommend the 'act' of driving out even for a day to start the process :o) oxox

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  6. I feel like I can never focus!! I'm always daydreaming about someeething!!

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  7. lets go! I'll pack up Rosco's little suitcase & we will meet you, Gracie, & SP at the airport! xoxo

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  8. Yes, I definitely get in the same frame of mind.
    I'm very much like you in that I'm in the midst of a major household clean and reorganisation ... it feels great to do it and is long overdue.

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  9. Totally! I'm currently reading the Heidi children's series, and dreaming of the Swiss Alps! I am definitely a mountain girl. Where many people love to go to the beach and stare at the water, I just love the mountains, particularly snow-capped ones!

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