October 4, 2010


Last night, before I went to bed, I did something amazing.

It's something I hardly ever do. It's usually reserved for special occasions, like the night before Christmas, or New Year's Eve. Or an unusally uneventful weekend.

I turned off my alarm clock.

Ordinarily this would be extremely ill-advised for a Sunday night.

But as it happens...


For the next 14 days, there will be no more alarm clocks.

No deadlines.

No commute.

No conference calls.

No to-do list.

No bedtime.

It's like summer vacation for old people.

Since we canceled our trip to the Gulf Coast to avoid leaving our ailing furry one, I find myself staring down the barrel of two weeks' worth of staycation-ery good times.

Sleeping in. Reading good books. Catching up on e-mail that has nothing to do with corporate interests. Watching the entire last season of The Office on Netflix instant streaming. Finishing everything on my DVR, even that one old movie I've been saving for three months until I had time to really sit down and enjoy it. Reading blogs and actually having three minutes to spare to comment on the author's inspiring (or just plain hilarious) reflections.

Sitting at my computer and realizing that whatever writing I do will be just for me.

A massage.

A trip to the zoo to see whatever animals are still braving the brisk Ohio weather.

A day or two with my best girlfriends.

A very special day tomorrow that I'll write about...tomorrow.

And, most importantly, days and days and days of uninterrupted hang time with my three favorite boys, two of whom are snoring on the couch next to me as I write this.

As you can see from this picture...

...we're all really excited about it.

6 backtalk:

the grumbles said...

sounds divine! enjoy.

Running Chatter said...

You ABSOLUTELY deserve this. Enjoy every second of it!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! Enjoy the time with your 3 boys!

Ky • twopretzels.com said...


Now rest.


Trophy Life said...

yayy!! yay for you, friend. i'm so excited about all the things you get to do and am excited to hear about your special tomorrow.

wrestling kitties said...

That sounds lovely!!! ENJOY!

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