Over the 4th of July weekend which nicely coincides with my birthday, I took some extra days off work and had a 5 day stay-cation. I didn't do anything strenuous. I read, played some penny slots, cooked and enjoyed some wine. It was a wonderful, restful time.
The down side is that I just can't get back into the 9-5 routine. I go to work, I do my best, but I really, really want to just spend my days doing what I want to do. Unfortunately, because of the economy, I won't be able to have a permanent stay-cation for several years.
I know it sounds whiny but I'm not miserable. I do like my job. I enjoy the people I work with and the work I do - technology and customer service is a great combination. I just would like my schedule to be my own. I've been working pretty much straight since I was 14 years old. That's a lot of years to be bossed around by other people.
Okay, I have that out of my system. I have to go to bed now so I can get up for another day of 9-5.