I hit the ten years of employment mark this August and that means I get 21 paid vacation days in addition to my holiday time and sick leave. I’m slap broke so travel vacations are out. Instead I’m taking some time off work and I’m going to be an awful parent (sarcasm) and let the kids go to daycare for the next two weeks while I act like an indulgent, spoiled Real Housewife of Gainesville, Georgia. I plan on doing insanely decadent things like sleeping, reading, writing Christmas cards, and putting together Lord of the Rings LEGO sets (don’t judge).
This week of work has been busy and stressful, but knowing that I am so. stinking. close. to curling up with books and drinking pot after pot of coffee. I’m also a little nervous because each time I take vacation leave to be a bum some child ends up with a terrible illness. Please, PLEASE, let mommy have a few days. PLEASE.
If all goes smoothly and the kids stay well and the house doesn’t burn down and the stars align properly then it will be a marvelous start to the holiday season.
Of course, this means a list is in order. You knew I’d make a list, right?
Engage, make it so….