Oh yes, of course, I enjoy the traveling kind of vacation as much as the next person. We went to Florida last year, visited lots of family members while there, ate out at yummy restaurants, laid pool-side covered in tanning lotion, and walked around like tourists. Sure that was fun too..…
But in my heart of hearts, I’m a simple girl who requires just the little things to bring her joy. Packing and unpacking, getting on and off planes, constant socializing -- which is occasionally forced because sometimes I’d rather be alone with a book, spending money to cover three meals a day while traveling ….. umm, yah! as fun as that all is, it also makes me tired.
So this year, due quite frankly to financial constraints as our youngest is in the last year of the college homestretch, I am on vacation, all alone, in the comfort of my own home. Woo-hoooo!! To celebrate the occasion, these are my newly purchased jammies to kick off my stay-cation.
A selfie taken last night
I am sooo excited to be here blogging again! For the next seven days I am free to ruminate on my own free-flowing thoughts. There will be no clogging of ideas due to distractions by co-workers or customers. Man oh man, I can’t say enough how good that feels as a writer!
And guess what!? For the last two weeks I’ve been jotting down pages of notes! Let me stop here and say this: What I am writing here this week is all for me. It would be nice if others chose to read along, but no one is expected to. I am writing to record my memories. Of course, it would be made all the better if YOU find it interesting enough to keep reading here. So come on! ;-)
I had a wonderful conversation recently with a dear friend and fellow blogger who reminded me of other uses for my blog. A few years ago I read about bloggers turning their blog into books. I vaguely promised myself I’d do that one day but never got around to it. Talking with my friend reignited my commitment to put my blog into a book that my grandkids can read.
So this is Maria’s Stay-cation blog, day 1. I’m feeling giddy! My vacation actually started yesterday as I left work a few hours early, driving out of the employee parking lot with a giant grin on my face. On the way home I stopped at the library and the grocery store. Picked up some books and my favorite snacks.
Hubby’s working today, meanwhile so far I’ve taken a nap, started three different books, eaten too much candy and chugged coconut soda. Winning! I’ll be back on day 3. He'll be home soon and we'll be heading to the tennis courts, so I'll have to pause here.
What are your vacation plans for this year? Have you travelled anywhere fun? Have you ever taken a stay-cation?