Today is the first day of a nine day vacation. It is the last vacation of this magnitude that I will have until Thanksgiving. Thank goodness the school calendar changed from a long weekend to a full week for Thanksgiving otherwise, this would be the only long vacation until Christmas!
During the last vacation, Blake and I traveled to see his family, which was great, but I am so excited about being at home this time. The only difference is, regardless of whether I want to stay physically busy during the next full week or not, I have to stay mentally busy or at least trick my mind into thinking that I’m going to be busy. Believe me, there is a whole list of things that I plan to accomplish between now and Sunday, August 6th but it’s nothing that requires me to set an alarm or keep a regular schedule.
I don’t know if this happens to just me, because I’m a little weird, or if anyone else can relate, but whenever my mind knows that I’m about to be able to relax a little, my immune system takes an immediate vacation of it’s own. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been approaching a period of rest and relaxation and I can’t even enjoy half of it because I get sick. It could be anything from a small cold to the full-blown flu.
So, I am NOT going to let that happen to me this week! I started to feel a little bit of a sore throat on Thursday and I said, “No way, Jose!” I am going to enjoy this week with a little rest and a lot of productivity and if I have to play motivational mind games on myself to be successful, then so be it!
I’ve also decided to try my hand at cooking dinner a couple of nights next week, so stay tuned for what is sure to be some interesting failed attempts there. I also just picked up some yarn for a new baby blanket project that I’m super excited about (I know, nerd alert) so I’ll get some pictures posted soon. AND my boss actually told me about a new relationship series being presented by a local church, Hope City, called Mixtape: Love, Sex & Marriage that’s so good, even Blake is listening to it with me! Stay tuned because, staycation, here I come!