V for Vacation

I’ve been waiting for this week for a long time!

The next 7 days should be nice, relaxing, refreshing – insert adjective of your choice here. Mom is down to visit until Friday – the first time she’s been to Florida since I moved here back in 2003 – so it’s fun to finally show her my new home and how things are going at the warmer end of the country. After getting Sara’s car fixed today, we picked Mom up at the airport and pretty much just had a little dinner before bed. Tomorrow she’s going to help me salvage / re-pot the plants that are still alive out on the balcony, and then Tuesday & Wednesday we’re going over to Disney World for a little vacation inside a vacation. After today, I’m afraid that the time is going to go by a lot faster than I thought – I suppose that it always does – but in the meantime I’m just enjoying having the family around my neck of the woods for a change.

Lori – you’re next!

Anyways, I took all of next week off from work so that I could spend as much time with my Mom as possible while she’s here, and I think the time away is really going to do me a lot of good. I’ve been so stressed around that place lately that I’ve been needing a break for a while – it’s just too bad to see all of my vacation time slip away so quickly. When I do return, the new product that I’ve been working on for the last four months will finally be launching and things will likely get pretty crazy for a while – probably just enough to suck up every ounce of time until Sara and I go away in May. The good news is, I have been writing a little more lately … emphasis on little, but still more than nothing at all. I wrote about a column and a half worth of “humor” on a legal pad while I was waiting at the auto shop for Sara’s car, so I’m hoping even if I can only write a single thing each night over the next week, maybe I can kickstart this whole writing career again and actually entertain the possibility of eventually shifting over from one payroll to the other. I know that it’s still a long ways off, but I really need to crack down and start somewhere if I’m ever going to give it a worthy try…

Of course, Sara recently reminded me that there are a whole lot of things that I’ve failed at starting routines for over the past six months – diet & exercise, watering plants, writing – so clearly I need to change my approach somewhere, but we’ll talk about that in another post. This week is my week to relax, enjoy some time with Mom while she’s here, and if a bit of work gets done along the way, then that’s great. When she heads home on Friday, that’s when I’ll start trying to get the chaotic aspects of my life back on track.


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