There are a lot of lists out there for lots of different things: best, worst, most visited, most traveled, highly valued, etc etc etc. I am not going to jump into that trend because quite frankly the news media outlets do that crap just to generate clicks. I am not much of a bandwagoner so I will avoid that trend.
But, I am going to give a “worst ever” item. The list is only one item, so it won’t take long to read.
So, here we go…the three worst words to see or hear:
“Vacation is over.”
I was standing in the shower and I realized that I don’t like hearing or seeing those words in that order!
I have about 24 hours left of vacation and it has been a very relaxing and restful time away. I don’t want it to end. I just want it to keep on going.
Today’s post will be short and I am going to get off of here and go soak up as much of this vacation as I have left.
See ya next week.
I don’t want it to be just like home.
Vacation. When you leave home for vacation, especially when you live in the Northwest where it is cold and wet all the time, you want to leave for a place that will be warm and sunny. Whatever happens, you want the weather to be different than what you had at home.
Palm Springs hasn’t delivered yet, and the forecast says it won’t the rest of the week either. Last week it was in the 80’s.
Yesterday, the first day here, it was cold, wet, and windy. It was actually stormy. Today, the sun is out to some degree but the dark heavy clouds are zipping my at a high rate of speed since the wind is blowing harder than the blower at the end of a car wash.
Disappointing, to say the least. I was expecting some warm weather down here. Not so much.
Guess there really will be time to relax since I’ll be stuck inside.
I could use a perfect storm. Not just any perfect storm though. I want a specific perfect storm of relief, not one that full of problems either.
I want a perfect storm that:
- Gives me unlimited free time (I don’t want a job).
- Gives me an unlimited amount of money (ok, doesn’t have to be unlimited, but a VERY VERY large amount).
- Gives me freedom from all current responsibilities…read that however you’d like…
I am easy to please (ok, not really but those things would go a long way to pleasing me).
You might be thinking, “Oh, but money creates problems too, so it won’t solve all your problems.” If you’re thinking that, you can just take your negativity some place else. I am the only one around here that can have this kind of attitude.
Besides, I have never had that kind of money, time, and freedom. I would like to see if I can handle those “problems” that arise from this perfect storm of relief. I think I can do it.
I know I can!
Who wants to perfect storm with me?
Noon, and all I wanna do is sit down.
Technically, I have been sitting all morning while I work.
But I mean like actually sit down and relax. Actually, you probably already know what I meant without me having to say it. I think we would all just like to sit down and put our feet up.
It’s July 17, 2020, and we are now officially more than halfway through the year.
That’s not real comforting to know that when it feels like we have been through three years in the last six months. Right?
The next six months is shaking out to be another 4 years worth of issues. How fun will that be?
Anyone else just…tired?
Tired physically, emotionally, and of anything and everything?
Half day at the office today.
No, it’s an official work day. I am just taking a half day to go play golf (well, my version of playing it…course destruction, tree hitting, let’s go swimming after the ball golf) with a buddy.
And what do we here at work? There is some sort of “emergency” that requires immediate attention…
Think that is gonna keep me at the office?
Someone else can deal with this crap. Besides, the district doesn’t need to access their data anyway. It’s summer. LOL
Catch you on Monday! FOUR!!
Every experienced an “emergency” on a day where you were looking forward to something else? One of those things that will suck your attention until dealt with?
There is a reason teachers would rather go to work sick, or skip all professional development. It’s because it is more work than it is worth. Planning takes time and effort and more times than not there is more work to do when you get back. It is just easier to be there than to not be there.
Now that I am not in the classroom, I think I have found the regular working stiff equivalent.
I now understand why Americans would rather work and accrue vacation days rather than actually go on vacation.
Why is using vacation and taking a vacation so much work?
Steps to taking a vacation:
- Plan when to go on vacation MONTHS (if not years) in advance.
- Save your butt off for vacation (or rack up CC bills while on vacation so you can work your butt off when you return).
- Ask for time off and cross your fingers someone didn’t beat you to the dates.
- Plan where to go or what to do…this couldn’t probably be 10 mores steps by itself but for demonstration purposes, I’ll keep it at one.
- Arrange for pet-sitter/house-sitter/rides to or from airport.
- Shop for vacation.
- Pack for vacation.
- Load up the car.
- Worry about forgetting something while you drive away.
- Unload the car.
- Hustle off to destination.
- Unpack when you get to destination.
- Do stuff. See stuff. Eat stuff. Drink stuff. Repeat.
- Pack to go home.
- Load the car.
- Worry about forgetting something at the place you just left.
- Get back home.
- Do laundry from vacation (and perhaps a house-sitter).
- Catch up on mail.
- Catch up on yard work.
Return to work exhausted.
Is vacation really worth the trouble?
Anyone else ever feel like this? Ever needed a vacation from your vacation?