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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It seems like onloy yesterday we were on teh beach, absorbing lots of Vitamin D. BEen five days...

time to go back up north.. I am really, seriously considering taking two separate vacations next summer.. one in June or July and the week-long one in August. If I can swing it financially, I will do my best.
This year the highest cost was lodging, as we cook our own meals 98% of the time. Free gas and food cards , a few incidentals on the side.. am going to go for it.One week was not enough at me age... I need more time off to rest and relax..
maybe even a week off , DARE I SAY IT? AT HOME?????????????
I have always worked since age 10,,(almost 52 years) cannot imagine just being at home and others doing my job!! Maybe if I do take more time off, it will make the following four years I have to work before retiring, easier..

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CATTUTT 8/27/2014 9:21PM

    I think you definitely deserve some extra vacation time. You work hard enough for 3 people. If you can swing it, go for it and enjoy it!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/27/2014 7:46PM

    I like a good staycation. The trick is to make plans for yourself just like you would on a vacation. Set your goals, plan to walk the beach, stroll around the park, plop yourself outside in a lawn chair and read a book, window shop, visit the library or any manner of thing you never have time to do but want to. Staycations are not a time for cleaning, nor are they a time to sit and watch mind numbing tv. Your home town probably has a lot to offer that you haven't investigated yet and the best thing about staycations you never forget to pack anything and you get to sleep in your own comfy bed every night.


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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/27/2014 7:36PM

    Sound like a good plan to me. Take as many vacations as you can, and a at home vacation is great.

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NELLIEH1 8/27/2014 7:01PM

    sounds like a plan!!

Comment edited on: 8/27/2014 7:02:01 PM

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MTN_KITTEN 8/27/2014 6:24PM

    We took STAYvacation many years when we needed to recharge our batteries. It was a time away from work to do whatever we wanted to do.

Which for me ... was NOTHING.

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GABY1948 8/27/2014 5:14PM

    It will definitely make it easier! I got excited reading this!!! Of course you need to take more time off...

Dare I ask? Anything on your insurance yet?

Have a blessed night, are already into the year that it takes to get to vacation again! emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 8/27/2014 5:06PM

    I too as one said would get sucked right into the vacuum ........ (ugh--housework!!) .......... I am at retirement age but won't .......... But I did get to cut down 25% less; to me that is having the best of both worlds ........ But we each have to do what works .......... (since I do not take vacations, this works ........... every other week 4 days off!

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JLHODKINSON 8/27/2014 4:31PM

    Ugh if I stayed at home I'd get sucked into working-at my house! Laundry, cleaning, projects...the list goes on. Having two vacations does sound very nice!

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MOM2ACAT 8/27/2014 3:55PM

    When I was still working, most of my vacations were "staycations" at home, but then, I've always been a homebody. I worked in retail, so by the time vacation time rolled around, all I wanted was peace and quiet.

I had to retire early because of my health issues; it was a big adjustment. Even though it was a good thing for me, it was a whole new "normal" to get to use to. I think it took me a good 6 months to get use to the routine of not working.

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