Thursday, June 19, 2008
My All-Expenses Paid Tropical Staycation??
Yeah, you read it right: staycation. I first heard this word on the news a few nights ago and decided to Google it. (Yes, the job search is going badly.) Over at Urban Dictionary, it's defined as follows: 1. staycation: A vacation that is spent at one's home enjoying all that home and one's home environs have to offer. 2. staycation: A vacation spent close to home. With the price of gas soaring, a staycation is what most Americans will experience during the summer of 2008. I couldn't agree more with #2. My staycation (if I should decide to take one) will consist of waking up at 4:00 am, because Big D still has to get up for work, having a cup of coffee with him, going back to sleep until 6:00 am, then doing some laundry, and light housekeeping. Probably unloading the dishwasher, and making the bed. Then after breakfast, I will lounge by the pool until 10:00 am, at which time the heat will become unbearable. The rest of my day will consist of playing games with Vicki (inside, of course), making lunch for us, maybe a nice afternoon nap, and then making dinner. There will be no gambling, no beach, no tours, none of that stuff, as the economy and my wallet will not allow it. If I am still on the hunt for a job, there will be at least 6 hours/day of looking for a job and following-up on leads and/or jobs I've applied for. No long walks anywhere, as it's too damned hot. I could expound on this subject for a while, but I will spare you. The only glimmer of hope is this: my Harley is now paid for. Can I get a hallelujah?! By the time it cools down (in October or November) it should be finished, I should have my license and be ready to terrorize my neighborhood! :) Maybe that's when I'll take my staycation!