Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vacation in Name Only

I am on "vacation" this week.

Saturday was dedicated to bringing my sister home from the rehab center, where she had been recovering from her Halloween hip-replacement operation.

Sunday at 4 AM, the phone rang. My mother-in-law had a stroke and dealing with that took up most of the day. It looks like she will recover fully, but who knew that at 4 AM.

Monday was catch-up day, that is, doing the stuff that normally gets done on Saturday and/or Sunday. Primarily, it involved grocery shopping and since we are hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner at our home this year, it required a little extra effort.

I also spent some time Tuesday fixing a hole where the oil gets out of the oil pan of my daughter's wheels.

Today is another catch-up day, i.e., dealing with 7,978,432 leaves now resting on my lawn. Since rain is in the forecast to start at 3 PM, I am going to attack the leaves as soon as I finish writing this post and drinking my second cup of coffee.

Needless to say, the blog has taken a back seat the last few days, but stick around; I will be back on track as soon as life gets out of my way.


  1. Like you, I am on staycation this week. My workplace has a policy of "use it or lose it" when it comes to vacation time and I had eight days remaining as of Labor Day. This week was chosen because the kids in the house are off of school, so a good part of it has been or will be spent carting them around for errands and such. Additionally, yesterday was spent doing a fair amount of work from home, as there were some fixes which needed to be put in place and couldn't wait for my return next week.

    I still have three days to use by the end of the calendar year, so I'm hoping to use at least one of those for some femulation time.

  2. "Vacation In Name Only" = VINO. Sounds like you can use some. White, of course.

    Hopefully, all of the bad stuff for 2011 is over. Happy T-Day!

  3. Stana, I hope the hip replacement on you sis went well and your mom in law will recover from the stroke. A lot of stuff on your plate, along with turkey day preparations. Will see you soon. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Mary Dekker
    Jackson Hole