I've now worked at my present job for 12 years, earning 4 weeks of vacation annually. Considering my budget, usually only one of those weeks would involve a trip away from home.
I've learned to spread out my weeks so that I get time off each quarter.
I love it!
I'm well aware that some feel stay-cations should involve seeing the local sights. I'm all for that; however, my idea of local sights is seeing how many lakes I can visit during my time off.
I also love stay-cations to stay home fluffing my nest. Am I the only one that gets behind on all the little things that need to be done to maintain a home? I feel I do a pretty good job of keeping the house picked up, the laundry done and put away and meals cooked. But lurking behind closet and cabinet doors and other unmentionable places, clutter is waiting to attack me!
And, there is always organizing to be done!
If I'm not careful, my week of stay-cation will turn into a marathon of projects.
My husband makes me take at least one whole day to go to the lake away from anything that might need to be organized.
I also have this little trick I learned from Flylady: I control my workaholic tendencies by using a timer. 30 minutes of work; 30 minutes of fun throughout the day.
Of course ... my idea of fun is rearranging my necklaces, long to short, matching up colors. Or hey! styling a bookcase!
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt #4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: staycation. You can join in the fun at Mama's Losin' It.