A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking. ~Earl Wilson
I am about to, hmm maybe not about to, but will “soon” do something that is rather unusual for me. I’ll be the first to confess, I am a bit of a workaholic and that’s not even a little bit of one, it’s a big fat monkey on your back card toting workaholic. To put it in perspective, the last time I took more than a couple of weeks of time off from work it was forced on me by my employer and my doctor because I had surgery and that was about two and a half years ago. Prior to that, the last time I had a week off, was, well, *cough* probably somewhere pre-Y2K. I can’t help it, when I was younger I set a goal to retire by the time I was 40 years old. I am a few years past that goal, and I suppose I probably could retire, I just can’t face the dilemma of what to do with all of those hours in a day. Heck, last summer when I thought I’d rest a week or two I had my entire kitchen demo’d, floors tiled and a new kitchen installed. Great result, but not really overly restful.
This is where it gets to the unusual. Lately as I’ve been driving in to work I’ve had the unsettling feeling that the drive itself was making me crazy. Heck, I drive fine, it’s the people in front of me driving too slow that make me antsy. The weird thing is, I am one of the most easy going laid back people I know. Real Floridians tend not to get in much of a hurry, so I’ve no clue where this sudden angst is coming from. Tuesday it affected me so much I picked up my cell and called Dr. Ben and said “let’s go on vacation.” That those words came out of my mouth a’tall probably should have caused thunder to rain down from the heavens and the angels to sing, and caused the God’s to wonder if my brain had had a stroke. I made it to work and sort of forgot I said it, but here I sit, while on my lunch hour I threw together a couple of outfits in a 10 minute shopping hop, snapped the pictures and went on about my way. I looked at yesterdays pics (on today’s blog), Cao sitting at a beach on St. Somewhere, and I looked at the pic’s from today’s shopping excursion, Geesh! Even Cao is apparently abandoning me and going on vacation! At least she sure is shopping like it! Anyway, I think I’ve gotten over the initial shock of having the desire, now I just need to figure out where I want to go. I hope you are looking forward to some summer fun as well! I don’t know about you, but as for me, I think it’s long over due.
Hair: *Argrace, Urei
Dress: Blueberry, Beaded Dress
Sweater: Baiastice, Boxy Open Cardigan
Sandal: Maitreya, Antheia Sandal
Hair: Rowne, Lena
Dress: Maitreya, Ana Tie Die
Jewelry Set: [Mandala], Lustful @The Mens Department (TMD)
Earring: [EF], Heritage
Skin: Glam Affair
Body: Maitreya, Lara