You have a week off, what are you going to do with it, boy?

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Dear Miss:

As you’re aware, your boy requested a week’s vacation and has started it as of yesterday when he got off from work.  He has 8 days (one week and one day off from the previous work week) off this time, with a further 2 weeks of vacation time to take before April 2017, but your boy generally doesn’t go anywhere on his vacations.  Mostly the time is spent at home, vegging a bit, doing some odd jobs around the house, but for the most part not too much gets accomplished.  Sure, your boy always has grandiose plans, but his nasty habit of procrastination keeps him from accomplishing the grand schemes that his mind dreams up.

You’ve mentioned more than once that you’d like to excise your boy of the habit, but it’s pretty deeply ingrained in him.  Case in point would be today, although boy did go to bed at a decent hour last night (10:30 pm) upon waking up at 6:30 this morning, he didn’t immediately start working.  Instead, he came downstairs and did some things, puttered for the most part, and wiled away a couple of hours reading news and political reports, went to Facebook as well as some other websites and updated himself on current events, as well as some self entertaining, as boys have a tendency to do.

It’s certainly be a while since your boy had what might be called a -real- vacation.  Your boy doesn’t really count this past August, when he went back home to visit his birth mother, and do some family business on the adopted side, that needed to be attended to.  That was a rather whirlwind 3 days, and granted it was in the middle of his scheduled vacation from work.  Some sightseeing, some down time, but it was in mostly familiar territory.  Your boy equates a ‘vacation’ with time spent in a place that one travels to; in unfamiliar territory…sightseeing, and so on.  The last time your boy had a vacation of that sort was 2009.

So, what’s on tap for this 8 day extravaganza you might ask?  boy doesn’t have a completely detailed list, but certainly he’s planning on working to pare down the amount of stuff in and around the house, cleaning up some on the outside of the house (if it ever stops raining here) and working on sorting the basement out to make more sense..so things can be stored down there and not mold like they have been in years past.

Your boy will be updating you on his progress, and hopefully by December 4th, things will be easier to walk through in the house and there will be some progress made towards decorating the house a bit for the upcoming holiday season.  Miracles have happened before!

boy

One thought on “You have a week off, what are you going to do with it, boy?

  1. I love vacations at home, you never forget to bring anything! 😉 I think they are great and feel more like vacation if you do things you don’t ordinarily get to do … like bonfires with marshmallows, reading by the fireplace or staying up past midnight and sleeping in til 9 am!! 😀 lol
    I like to take a bubble bath or stay in pj’s with hot chocolate until after lunch time … all those things you can’t do while working! Another trick is to ‘time’ the amount of hours spent on chores etc. if they just need to be done. Then I don’t feel like I wasted my vacation … on either side of the coin. (I know you weren’t asking, hope my 2 cents are okay!)
    Have a great time either way! 😀

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