I Love School Vacation Week

Mostly I love school vacation weeks. Even if we don’t actually travel as much as I’d like to, there are some really wonderful things about a week of no school. My favorite thing, hands down, is that there is no alarm clock to set and no morning rush to be had with breakfast, lunch prep, and getting two teenagers out the door too early in the morning. We can just wake up casually, the teenagers way more casually than the adults, make a pot of coffee, get Paul out the door to work, and get ready for my work day to begin. Getting myself ready involves turning on the television and going into my DVR show listings and hitting play. Simply put, I get to watch one of my favorite shows and get paid to write about it. I love the job and for the most part it is still pretty easy even with the kids home on vacation, especially since they are older. I could not imagine doing this same job, say, 10 years ago.

Like I sort of mentioned, we didn’t travel to anyplace special this week. By special I mean that place where the sun beats down on the palm trees and catching a glimpse of Mickey Mouse makes my heart skip a beat. That trip will have to wait until later in the year. Paul was away for work during the first few days of the kids’ vacation, but when he returned we tried to squeeze in a few fun things so we could at least have a few tales to tell. We have eaten out or ordered out 3 nights already this week and since today is Friday that means it’s pizza night and I’m not messing with tradition, so we will just have to order out again. I figure ordering out a few times during the week is way less expensive than taking a fancy vacation, right? Don’t you dare ruin this for me. We had one outing that involved a horrible dinner, well mine was horrible, and bowling. Now I love bowling, but we rarely go because the closest lanes are an hour from our home, which is exactly why I didn’t even break 100 points. It’s okay, you can laugh. I’m laughing about it now, but not at the time because I’m just a tad competitive. Paul, on the other hand, did pretty well and he probably gloated bragged just a little too much, so much it made Nick’s eyes roll. Overall we had fun aside from the fact we had a group next to us who has no idea about bowling etiquette. And now I’m going to try and zoom through my work day, order pizza, and savor the last couple of days without a set alarm clock.

Please tell me you did something really awesome this week?


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