Let's postpone Monday

No, don't worry; I'm still alive. I've been on Spring Break (or "Spring Pause", really, because it's just a week after all).

We got back yesterday from a four day jaunt across some of Texas and New Mexico. It was wonderfully fantastic: we got to see some incredible sights and sled down some sand dunes; we got to drive a lot and listen to NPR; we ate ice cream for dinner three days in a row. I would upload some pictures, but frankly, I just can't be bothered right now. I am much too busy sitting on the couch, alternately watching the TV screen and the computer screen, and spending all of my energy lifting the Fig Newtons from the package to my face.

Speaking of which, I do not understand people who win the lottery and then go back to work the next day. What's up with that? I don't care who you are or what you do, when is working ever more fun than not working? This week, I have felt more happy, healthy (yes, despite the ice cream), and more ME than I have since my last break. I miss that feeling when I'm all stressed out at work with no time to do the things that make me happy.

So for the rest of the week, I'm just going to do things that make me happy and enjoy the rest of my time off. Some of those things will eventually take me outside... it's gorgeous over here: warm sun and seventy degrees! Has spring sprung where you are?


Anonymous said...

Sounds sooo fun! Yes, it actually was sunny and in the 60s here today--I didn't get to enjoy it because of work---but it was in the 60s! Brenda

Jenny said...

Where did you sled down sand dunes?!? When I was younger we lived in Austin and Dallas and used to visit Monahans (my dad grew up there) and go to the sand hills. I loved climbing them and sliding down on cardboard boxes. I want to take my own kids there someday, but we live in VA and I can't figure out how it is ever worthwhile to be in the Monahans area. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Lifting fig newtons to your face is hard work. You might need another pause to recover from it! Ice cream everyday is awesome and would have been more awesomer while sliding down sand dunes. Spring sprung in my yard with crocuses and butterfly eating nuthatches to entertain me. And coincidentally enough, my word verification to post this message is laziness! Your posting made me smile as I listen to Max the dog snore. Hmm, my ramblings sound like Max your hubby. Anyhoo, happy pausing!

Anonymous said...

I sure hope things that make you happy include calling your mommy!! (eventually) It's warmed up but still NOTHING blooming, except for the snow bells. Spring is late here but our clocks finally spring forward next weekend!! Love you, Mom

Literacy Teacher said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend spring break. I am trying to convince the DH to do something similar this summer when I am on summer break.

I just found your blog and I am really enjoying it! Thanks for sharing!

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