Nope. Did not do it. I did not go to Vegas.
And I’m not going to burn up my Corporate America time-off anyway.
I’m staying home, folks. 3 days with literally no plans, because I was, ya know, supposed to be out of town. I’m snubbing my nose at BOTH my jobs. It’s really quite exciting. Me. The Mutts. And a rapidly growing to do list.
I’m looking at this time as a self-induced sabbatical. A gift to myself. Not a stay-cation. It’s not (entirely) about leisure. An opportunity to focus on the things I want to do. Things I usually don’t get to because of interruptions, and just life. It’s a rare opportunity to write my own ticket. This is makes me so happy.
So far my plan goes a little something like this…
Blog, blog, blog; With a focus on getting caught up on the backstory. I’m finding it very cathartic to review what we’ve been through and put it all down. It’s a new way to look at the circumstances, and fascinating to me what details and events are sticking out in my mind.
Get caught up on various administrative tasks; change our garbage service to a smaller can, call around to find a lower price on some prescription dog meds, order a replacement credit card for The Husband. I’d like to knock several of these out of the park. Usually if I get an opportunity to focus on such a list, I can save myself from having to onesie-twosie these tasks for the next couple weeks.
Spend some time in the Garden!; Yay! I’d like to paint the fence, and get our hoop house built, before the weather turns.
Exercise with a focus on strength training; The gym was closed last week (Boo!), which left me feeling out of sorts. Although, absence makes the heart grown fonder. I am back with renewed vigor. I did some running outside last week, but not much in the way of muscle work. This week, I’d like to work hard enough to feel it.
Work on my crocheting; I am just learning how to crochet, and frankly I stink at it. My industrious goal is dish rags. Rather hilariously, its proving to be taxing. They are uhm, less than square, lets say. As a bonus, I think this may involve a visit with my very best friend, who is a lovely crochet-er, and can teach me how. Also, she has a new baby I’d like to spend more time with. This however, is my only planned socialization.
I like this plan. Sunk costs be damned! Who needs Sin-City? I’m going to make this time-off count.