This year I am doing something radical – I am taking a plethora of vacation days. In addition to the surprisingly high number of days I carried over from last year that needed to be used before July 1 or I would lost them (heaven forbid!), I made plans to take regular time off over the summer and throughout the rest of the year. (Having a lot of vacation days is one of the advantages of spending many years working for the same company.)
So, as of about thirty minutes ago, I am once again on vacation and this time it’s a staycation.
Gerry and I are looking forward with great anticipation to a visit from our son, daughter-in-love, and grandson tomorrow. What fun it will be to step back into the grandma role again! We have all sorts of fun things planned for the next few days that all involve our sweet three-year-old grandson.
In addition to family time, I’m looking forward to getting back into my kitchen, my garden, and out onto my patio. The weatherman is finally cooperating and is forecasting warm sunny days over the next week. I couldn’t be happier!
I had an email from my editor earlier this week and she will be sending my manuscript back to me this weekend; I am looking forward to starting on revisions next week too.
Perhaps most of all I am looking forward to the return of me. The me who allows herself to take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday life, because despite how often I tell myself I should do it all the time, I don’t seem to be able to do it when I’m on the hamster wheel every day.
So, let the lazy, hazy, sunny, warm, slow, days of summer begin. Let the vacation begin.