Taking a vacation

Hi everyone,

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.

17 comments on “Taking a vacation

    • 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.

    • 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!

  1. 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 ♥

      • Your Italian is impeccable, David! Perhaps I will send/post some of my Italian and French poems. After the 31st, of course.

  2. 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!!!

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