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I Was Hoping to Accomplish More During the Last Five Days Than I did.

I just finished a mini-vacation that I was hoping I could use to get a few extra things done. The majority of my goals fell by the way-side although I did want to get extra work done with our business and I did accomplish that one. I also hoped to get some extra cleaning or organizing done along with working on some business bookkeeping and related things.

I had family visiting from another state and I was able to spend quality time with them for several days in a row, so at least that period of time was profitable. They came in from Virginia on Thursday around lunch time and I let them visit with my mother that day, but went over for a visit on Friday and then spent most of Saturday and Sunday with them and the rest of my family.

We went to a baby shower for my nephew's girlfriend on Saturday and on Sunday the plan was to celebrate my mother's birthday. It just so happened that my sister from Virginia's birthday was today too, (the 13th of July) so we celebrated her birthday while we were at it.

My sister-in-law hosts a lot of our family parties and she doesn't always let us bring a dish to pass to help her out. We figured that after the shower she would invite us to hang out with them, which she did. She invited us over to have pizza later in the day and we all gave her a bit of time to get refreshed as she helped to put on the shower along with the mom-to-be's mother.

Then today we were invited to head to their house again at lunch-time for egg salad sandwiches, cut-up fruit and vegetables. We played cards most of the afternoon while the younger people swam in their above ground pool. Later we stayed again for supper.

So I did get to spend some time getting some decent visiting in with family, which is always a blessing for our family, and I did get a decent amount of work done last week washing windows, but all those other goals dropped by the way-side. I'd like to get some of them done over the next few weeks before we head out of town on our 'real' vacation.

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bethieannie wrote on July 14, 2014, 1:05 AM

You sound incredibly busy. One day you will have to share your secret on how you manage all of that. So, what's the difference between a real vacation and a mini vacation?

Akshar wrote on July 14, 2014, 7:01 AM

That was a wonderful family time you had emoticon :smile:

paigea wrote on July 14, 2014, 10:20 AM

That sounds pretty busy to me. Time with family takes precedence whenever possible!

Anja wrote on July 14, 2014, 12:04 PM

The list of chores and obligations will keep, it was much more important to spend time with family. Sounds like you enjoyed that, too.

LadyDuck wrote on July 15, 2014, 3:11 AM

It seems you were really busy, even if this was a mini vacation you had the time to see your family and have many things done.

MarshaMusselman wrote on July 15, 2014, 4:56 PM

I don't really do so well managing all of that, but I have no choice about managing both jobs. I've been doing that for so long now that isn't as difficult as it used to be other than when I have to work a lot of midnight type shifts.

I suppose I could have called this a real vacation even though it was missing a couple of days. I didnt intend to be off so many days at all. I only asked for two days paid, but got my normal two days off and a freebie day thrown in there too.

dumme wrote on July 16, 2014, 2:50 PM

Wow! You certainly did a lot of activity. Hope you enjoy your real vacation thoroughly!