I don’t want to get into my work life on the blog. But simply stated, there isn’t enough work to be done at the office so I’m on an unpaid vacation. Bad news for the checkbook. Good news, maybe I’ll get some more frequent blogging done.
Today was vacation day one. How weird it is to sleep in on Monday? I was up by 8 though and got a lot done:
Analyzed our finances
Watched The Price is Right and hoped they’d somehow pick me from the audience (I could have used that $10,000 Plinko prize)
Worked on some unemployment research/paperwork
Cleaned the kitchen and watered the houseplants
Picked up dog “presents” from the backyard
Did some job searching online
Enjoyed some family visiting from out of town (Thanks for stopping by Linda and John!)
Started to clean out the pantry but got sidetracked and made Rice Crispy Treats instead because I found stale cereal to use up
Watched a couple favorite TV shows
Relaxed for a bit and made a list of goals for the next few weeks
Oh right, and checked facebook, email, and google reader all day. Because I could.
Wow! I’m not sure the last time I’ve had such a productive day at home. It’s only day 1, but I could really get used to being a housewife. 🙂 I’m pretty excited for a real summer vacation – I haven’t had this much time off since high school and I’m resolved to make the most of it.
Highlights of my goals for the rest of the summer:
Go to a Mariner’s game or two with Alex
Spend a day in downtown Seattle with Alex
Go to the zoo or aquarium
Possibly go camping or take a trip to Pullman
Finish reorganizing the garage
Paint the inside of all of our closets
Yes. I’m that cool. What can I say? A coat of fresh paint can really brighten up a space and I’ve been meaning to do it since we moved in 2 years ago.
Plans for tomorrow: Meeting in downtown Seattle and coffee with a fellow vacationing coworker; hope to take a picture of something for the blog; finish resume and cover letter.