Ahhhh….vacation. The time of year that many of us look forward to like no other. I get 3 weeks of vacation a year. I usually like to space them out rather than take them all at once, that way I feel like I have something to look forward to. I like to take a week in the summer, usually August. I usually take another around (Canadian) Thanksgiving, and another at Christmas.
I know it’s horrible, but sometimes I honestly feel like I’m wishing my life away waiting for my next vacation. Unfortunately, as I wish away my life, I’m also wishing away my 3 year old son’s life. For us right now, due to the nature of my husbands’ job, we don’t really get to take vacation together, and just have to mostly book my time for whenever I want it, and then work around his schedule for that week. This is my first week back after a week off. We didn’t do too much because of this, just a couple of outings, and a day at the African Lion Safari. We met a friend of mine at the splash park one day and spent some time with my parents. It wasn’t overly eventful, but it was wonderful. Mostly because every afternoon when my son laid down for his nap, I was able to snuggle up and nap with him. That was the single greatest part of my entire vacation. The naps.
I guess it goes to show that really the most important thing in life is the time that you spend with the ones you love. Because I think that even if we went away for a week long vacation to a tropical destination like Hawaii, and stayed at a five star resort, if my son was with me, my favourite part of the vacation would still be the naps.
So now I’m back to work, the first week back is usually pretty quick, there’s so much catching up to do once you get back that there’s not much time for much else. And with others in the office on vacation this week, it’s pretty quiet on the home front and I’m getting lots done.
I read a few books on my vacation (of course) so I have a few reviews to write. I tried a couple new recipes on vacation (of course) so I’ll have to post those as well.
In the meantime, I’ll wait patiently till my next vacation, and thank goodness for Labour Day, which falls in between. That means an extra nap for me.