Thursday, April 4, 2013

Staycation, all I ever needed... ; )

  • Dh & I are on staycation this week. During our schools' recent spring break, he was doing the work of three people, covering for co-workers who were off sunning themselves on some southern beach with their families -- and doing his own work generally is enough to leave him exhausted. "I NEED A VACATION," he told me. We both have seven weeks this year, including a couple of carryover weeks that we must use or lose by year end, so it's not like we don't have the time to take.
  • When to take it, of course, is another matter, especially when you start factoring in other people's schedules & coverage at work. We started comparing vacation calendars, & figured out it was either this week... or June (!) -- he has co-workers taking time off later this month & into May, and one of my teammates is taking three weeks in late May/early June to return to her country of origin to see her family. So here we are...!
  • We haven't been doing anything too exciting... but sometimes that's good too. : ) We've been out every day, going for brunch, shopping, checking out one of the new Target stores that just opened here in Canada. : ) I've been doing lots of reading -- a new book (review to come when I'm done), magazines and blogs (catching up!).  And, of course, NOT getting up at 5 a.m. every day. ; )  (Aside from Monday -- we had dentist appointments in the city for 8 a.m. & decided to keep them. We then rewarded ourselves by spending two hours at the city's flagship mega-bookstore, and then went for lunch before heading back home.) 
  • I could get used to this. ; ) (Three more years... three more years...)
  • Tuesday, we had lunch at at Tim Horton's at the local mall. We got there around 11:30, hoping to beat the noon hour crowd, but the place was still busy -- teeming with grey-haired senior citizens. "Take a good look around -- this is our future and these are our people," I teased dh. "Well, we won't be THAT old right away," dh said.
  • April 1st was chilly, hovering around the zero (Celsius = 32F) mark, and there were flurries in the air. (The next day, we drove home from the mall through a mini-blizzard while the sun shone brightly through the clouds. Totally bizarre.)  I knew better than to call my sister to complain, though -- where she was, it was -18C -- the coldest April 1st they'd had in 16 years. No April Fool-ing. :p
  • Monday night's episode of "Dallas" opened with separated couple Pamela & Christopher dealing with the loss of their twins in their own individual ways -- he by taking apart the cribs he had so carefully put together in an earlier episode (& eventually, smashing one in grief and frustration);  she by putting hers together (at first I thought she was taking it apart as well). She did pack up some stuff (blankets, stuffed animals) -- but later spent time sitting in the finished nursery with a shell-shocked expression on her face. John Ross came to visit and said he wasn't going to leave until she was feeling better. Pamela responded with words to the effect that "That won't be for a long time." "I'll give them credit for this," dh remarked.


  1. Sounds like a perfect week off if you ask me! Enjoy!!

  2. Love the title! Now I might just sing the song like that all the time. :)

    Have fun!

  3. I'm glad you're having a great week. You deserve it.