In honor of our nation’s birthday, I’m taking the week off. Because one day just isn’t enough.
Seriously, though, I really need a vacation — from my problems. Hey, it worked for Bob Wiley! Why wouldn’t it work for me?
So this week, my girl and I are pretending to be stay-at-homers. At least for a few days. The theory is, if I don’t have to spend 10 hours each day at the office, I can do other stuff. You know, cleaning, organizing, playing, running errands. All that exciting vacation stuff.
Today kicked off my vacation right. We had a lazy morning. The weather is gorgeous. After hitting the Big Kmart to check for toys on clearance (nothin’ good), we meandered through the park. This afternoon, Cassie’s napping and I’m catching up on my to-do list. Tonight, we’ll have a nice dinner with Daddy and make plans for the week. This vacation from my problems is really working out.
Maybe I’ll send my problems a postcard: Glad You’re Not Here!
Other helpful tips from What About Bob?
- “I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful… I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful… I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful…”
- “There are two types of people in this world. Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.”
- “I’m baby stepping. I’m doing the work. I’m not a slacker! Give me! Give me! I need! I need! Give me! Give me!”
- “You know what I do? I treat people like their telephones. If I meet somebody who I don’t think likes me I just say to myself ‘Bob, this one’s out of order. Just hang up and try again.'”
4 thoughts on “A Vacation from My Problems”
No lie – I was about to title my post about my vacation, “a vacation from my problems” and include a picture of Bob, too. Great minds think alike!
I hope you enjoy your time off. Don’t get overwhelmed with the to-do list. Baby steps, baby steps…
I read your post with such envy. I too wish I could have taken some time this week from my problems. One day off in the middle of the week seems to compound stress levels at home and at work. I cannot afford to take off though, I have had a very bad winter with my 3 girls and over a dozen new and exciting illnesses.
The other thing that occurred to me is most people would not consider staying home, cleaning, organizing, doing laundry and running errands to be a vacation. However, if I could take the time right now, I would do the SAME thing!
We are a sick bunch!
Yes, it is rather sad. But really, I haven’t done that much cleaning. I have, however, taken a number of naps!