What To Do On My Summer Vacation?


How long has it been since I’ve had a real vacation? Hmm, let me think …

Five years ago, I was in the hospital for ten days and off work for three weeks. Nope, not a vacation.

Four years ago, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital after reacting to a new prescription medication.  I was admitted, transfused (twice), stayed overnight and took a few days off work.  Definitely not a vacation.

Two years ago, I broke my foot and was off work for one week. Also, not a vacation.

Last year, I was off work for just over a week while the household renovations were completed. Toss up – it was hell while the work was being done, but I had a very nice house after.  And at least I wasn’t at work getting screamed at every day, but the boss was pissed that I took the time off.

Still not a vacation as most people envision one.

Dropping down to a four-day work week helped some, even though many of the off days were for medical treatments and doctors’ appointments, and even though I was never allowed to take both a Friday and the following Monday off, so no long weekends.

In order to save my sanity, I asked my new employer to let me have a couple of weeks to rejuvenate between jobs. Lord knows I need it.

What will I do with all that time? How the hell should I know.  I no longer understand what vacations are all about, but I’m certainly going to try not to waste this valuable free time.

First off – sleep for about three days.

And I downloaded a bunch of videogames, so that should take up another few days.

I can’t really afford to go anywhere or do anything expensive, so staycation it is – but that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun, right?

So, the plan is – after sleeping and playing videogames, I will get my arse out the door and do some photography, either alone or with Teddy Rosalie, and maybe with a family member or two.

Maybe I’ll give myself a mini-wine tour (Wine, and a chance to do some photography! Win-win!)

At least one lunch or dinner out is a must. You really can’t have a vacation without eating out.

Which brings me to the point of today’s post.

If anyone within a 100-mile radius of Buffalo, New York* would like to meet me for a quick lunch or even just a coffee, shoot me an email. There are many of you I haven’t yet met, and as we all know, meet-and-greets make great blog posts!

I have my calendar at my fingertips.  Help me fill it in!

‘Cause if nothing else, in just a few weeks, I’d like to do a post (maybe even a short series) entitled “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” – and I don’t want it to be boring.

*Note, however, that because of Psycho Dad, my volatile toll-collecting, cop-wannabe neighbor, I still won’t go across the international bridges. Best not to push those buttons if I don’t have to.


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27 Responses to What To Do On My Summer Vacation?

  1. Prior-2001 says:

    Hi – congrats on the job and if we come to town in the next two weeks I will email you (there is a slight chance) – anyhow, congrats again and yes – hugs do count – and God is kind and I think the “religious ones” are sometimes “off” = not to get into semantics – but oh those overly religious ones….
    anyhow, congrats and ttyl


  2. AmyRose🌹 says:

    That’s has to be Beaver Island!! I recognize it! As for the new job, congratulations! Enjoy the peace and quiet and learn how to relax. I know, a tall order. (((HUGS))) ❤


  3. Paul says:

    OMG! What an awesome problem to have! And with the sure knowledge that a new and exciting job awaits when you are done. You deserve it CM. Congratulations.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Victo Dolore says:

    Just no drunk photography, ok? That never ends well….

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Elyse says:

    There is nothing like a vacation where you don’t have to do anything. The best kind~ Have fun.


  6. Dan Antion says:

    A little more than 100 miles. I hope you manage to get done fun in. Broken feet are not fun.


  7. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Go to some parks, just sit awhile in nature and breath in the tranquility.


  8. We are just a bit too far. Almost. When I was younger, I’d have hopped in the car and done it just for the fun … Alas, I’m a medical basket case too these days. But if you feel like hiking down to New England, the caterpillars are gone and we’e got lots of room.


  9. 1jaded1 says:

    Congrats on the job! Enjoy your vacation!


  10. socialbridge says:

    I’m all upset about the bridges seeing as they mean so much to me. Pity you can’t cross a few in Ireland.
    Main thing is RELAX.


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