I’m on vacation again. But this time I’m using up my vacation days before I lose them from not using them. [Say that 5 times fast] It’s something I go through every year around this time, due to the fact through my work I’m due 4 weeks of time off yearly. Technically it’s 160 hours of vacation and 24 hours of personal time. According to the union contract, (fortunately) it doesn’t have to be taken a week at a time (40 hours). I can use it sparingly, or in larger chunks. However, due to the nature of where I work and how short-handed we are (didn’t use to be this way), if I were to try to take off 2 weeks at a time, there would be several peeved off managerial types. So I make every effort not to rock the boat in that aspect.
It just so happened that this week coincided with monthly inventory, so in theory this could have been a problem taking the time off. The department manager prefers to have me present for inventory, so I make it a point to be at his beck and call and keep things on the level. Consequently, this week I worked Sunday & Monday and took off the rest of the week for 3 vacation days and my normal 2 days off. Next week I have 2 days of vacation and 2 days off, then back to work on April 4-7 to round out the week. So, 9 days total.
As with all my other vacations, I have lofty plans, which usually almost never come to fruition. If someone were to give out awards for laziness, procrastination and stubbornness in not getting things done, I’d have a basketful. Certainly much to the chagrin of the wife, and my slave. I’m not always spot on with keeping my promises, even if initially they’re made with good intentions. As always, something to work on.
This morning while I was scanning through blogs I’ve started to follow, I came across one entry where the owner of the blog was railing about the necessity for contracts in BDSM. Not just railing mind you, but making it quite clear that she believed they were essential for any BDSM relationship to be successful. Furthermore she seemed quite convinced that the Fifty Shades model of contracts was the best one to be used. Add in a link to a PDF she’d created with the contract in question (blank of course), and I suppose I shouldn’t have been too shocked to find there were a litany of responders to the post all pretty much agreeing with her.
Honestly, I couldn’t just let that one go. Had to put my own take on it, though when I looked through the homepage of the blog, it hasn’t been updated since January, so it’s entirely possible my comment is falling on deaf ears. Furthermore, since all comments to the blog are moderated, it would have to be approved in order to be seen by someone from the outside.
4 days down, 5 to go.