Starting tomorrow, I’m taking a week off. I’ll respond to time-sensitive messages but otherwise plan to sleep in, skip the blog and Facebook posts, and put the pen down for a whole week, from Thursday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 31. That’s seven work-days plus the weekend between. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a true vacation. I’ve gone goo foffing in Florida but I maintain the same work schedule there as I do here. The occasional cruise is the closest I’ve come to having a vacation, but there we are with our family, we get up for breakfast and rarely spend much time in our stateroom. During the next ten days I plan to sleep in until I wake up, which usually is 9:30 or so. I’ll have something for breakfast and see what the rest of the day brings. I’m sure to get in a lot more reading. Sandy and I will find chores to do and places to go. We’ll see how it goes.
Have a wonderful vacation David! Be kind to yourself at least once a day.
Thank you, Linda. I’m tired and need some time off, but I have some reservations about how I’ll react to having no deadlines or responsibilities for a whole week.
I “retired” from my 40 year career as a librarian, and now I am just as busy. Because I planned what to do in retirement. I know you are not retired, but this little experiment will serve you well. Take note of your sensory surroundings. If you feel moved to write do it in a different way, crayons, colored pencils, in a marble notebook, something different. Breathe deeply, walk and notice. Enjoy your lovely life’s partner. Rest, at least a little bit. We will all be thrilled for you!
Good ideas, all. Thank you, Linda. I might even dust off one of my journals. I used to write in them all the time until I started blogging every day. And I’m eager to pay more attention to Goose Lake as it yarns awake from its winter’s nap and bustles about, preparing for Spring. A few early blooming trees already have their buds done up in tight rollers, primping for the warmer days.
Let your staycation begin.
Renewal on all levels!
To a wholesome integrated renewal!
Jeanne in the mountains doing the same.
Thank you, dear Jeanne. I hope you enjoy some time off task too. It’s worth a try. I have a lot of commitments over the next six weeks so I won’t be idle, and, I’m sure, neither will you. Our staycations will allow us the time to enjoy them more!
Yay David! God bless you in your travels.
Thank you, Linda The next ten days will be an adventure.
Bravo, Davide e Sandy! Una settimana di “dolce far niente”!
Enjoy the sweetness of taking a ‘YOU’ vacation–doing the best somethings your hearts desire ♥
Grazie Cory! Augurami buona fortuna. Non sono abituato a prendermi del tempo libero.
Buona fortuna, David! You can do it! Have fun!
Oops. Meant to have it translated into French, not Italian. Either way, Cory, I’ll do my best.
Your Italian is impeccable, David! Perhaps I will send/post some of my Italian and French poems. After the 31st, of course.
Good idea! Maybe I can talk Roland into one too:) A good book to read if you don’t have too many stacked up already. Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager. I loved it. Enjoy your time off!!!
Thank you for the recommendation, Marie. And good luck with your little chat with R!
Enjoy, dear friend!!
Hi David.. wishing you an enjoyable timeout with plenty of rest and relaxation!