Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sick and wait that was Yesterday

You know when you come back from "vacation" and you say you need a vacation...yeah this "vacation" was no exception for me.

Oh wait, you don't know what "vacation" with the quote marks means? Let me inform you:

:insert snazzy '50s jingle la la lah lah la:

You all are familiar with a vacation. It is that lovely time that you chose to be away from work and your normal routine. Whether it is a day trip to the beach, a week long jaunt to the land of Mouse Ears, or a two week excursion to the Himalayas. Vacations are meant to be a time of relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun.

:insert sound of turntable record screeching:

However, if you are doing the following things, your vacation turns into a "vacation":
-Balancing time between in laws and family
-Having to visit that aunt you haven't seen in forever
-attend a wedding
-participate in a wedding
-watch the crazy diva antics that ensue at a wedding
-go on a mother-daughter blind double date
-set up your mother's computer, photo station, and herb garden
-coordinate a super specific drop off for your rat like dog
-deal with mother in law

With any of these actions you are no longer in the land of are in the land of obligation. Oh yes you get to take time off of work and look like you are away at some fun filled destination but really it is just a new place and a new stress.

Sigh, still it was better than the same old stress, I can tell you that.

*warning: this was all said in jest. If you are related to me in any way, please discard what you just read and leave the blog immediately--oh, and I love you...kisses!*

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Anonymous said...

This is weird... we just had this conversation yesterday... when was the last time we had even *a day* away without it somehow involving an obligation to someone other than ourselves?

We're not complaining either.... we're lucky to be able to spend the time with family and friends. We're just saying we *totally* understand the vacay from the vacay. Oh yeaah!

Hope you have a grand rest of the week!

Wendi said...

Welcome Back!
I need a vacation after my vacation too...where shall we go?

matt said...

Isn't it wonderful to get away and "recharge" (Note the quotes) ;)

The Roaming Southerner said...

I want to propose a blogging convention where all we do all day is sit around, chat, relax, and maybe eat and drink some good things!: no schedules or commitments.

Anyone want to plan this shindig, cause I am in!

amanda said...

totally in for your bloggy convention - sounds like my kinda of convention!

as for the vacation/homesickness blues, i totally get it. sorry buddy.