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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This N That

Many of you know that since October '09 I have worked six days a week.  The postal service has listened to my suggestion of reducing over time and after sixteen months, I have Saturdays off, except next Saturday.
We are very short handed and many people are running offices by themselves.  It is almost an act of Congress to get a day off.  It takes very careful planning with much advance notice.  I finally was able to arrange a few days.  Thursday and Friday of last week and Monday and Tuesday of this week were my available days. This allowed me six days in a row...off, away from the public, enjoying my down time...you think?

I cleaned, I sorted, I organized, I slept and slept.  I spent one hour decorating a card board box for my can recycling bin.  Of course, you know I went to Wal Mart. Took a few walks, played with the animals, visited with all my company, and tried, in vain, to hide.
 Since part of my time off included spring break, there was much exploring, football, basketball and baseball,
rock concerts in messy rooms,
and much outside running.
...and I wonder why I do not feel rested!!

19 comments:

Nora said...

You are much too busy on your days off. I hope that some of these activities were enjoyable and that it wasn't all drudgery.

LindaG said...

Don't you know, Gail, that whenever you take a vacation, you always have to go back to work to get rested? ;)

Hope today treats you well!

Country Gal said...

Yup you need a vacation from your vacation lol . I used to be like that when I worked and the kids were younger. Sounds like some of your time off was good. Have a great day !

Rural Rambler said...

One word Gail. Retirement.

Jules said...

Days off seem to be like that and I think it is designed that way. Why else would you go back to work :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Sunny said...

But it's still better than having to go to work...right? LOL!
☼ Sunny

Nezzy said...

We all know that a day off from work means a catch up day on the farm. We loaded out cattle after dark last night...sometimes ya just run outta light!

God bless and have a wonderful day!!!

Woohoo for Saturdays!!!

Rudee said...

"No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one." ~Elbert Hubbard

Rae said...

Loved the photos of your grandsons - handsome boys. Good for you getting some time off - even if it was busy. Sounds like it was a wonderful time doing boy type stuff. Bet they enjoyed their time with grandma too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sounds like you will have to go back to work to rest up...I hope you got to do some stuff just for you! :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

But just think of all the wonderful memories you've helped create during your time off. hehe!

~Lisa

EmptyNester said...

I kept trying to comment and things kept going wrong...but it's ok now! Anyway, I'm glad you at least got to be busy at home and not at the post office!

Sue said...

I never seem to feel rested after a vacation, but a change of scenery/activity still seems to do me good. At the very least, it makes me glad to return to whatever it is I've left behind.

=)

Rob said...

Wow - thats some break you had! I'm sure everyone was pleased to have you around anyway.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

You need some days off from your days off!

Lori Skoog said...

I like the "one word" comment....retirement!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my gosh, does this post bring back memories of my working days! It's been awhile and I had almost forgotten...
I think I need to go lay down just remembering! lol
One day, Gail, it will all be over. They will all be grown and there will just be you and hubby at the breakfast table...and one of you will say..(probably you..) "HOW on earth did we ever find time to work??"

It's called life.. :)
Hugs and love,
Mona

Michaele said...

Days off aren't particularly meant for resting - but for reviving. Did you feel revived? Refreshed? Maybe not so much?

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm glad you got some time off. Even if you don't feel rested, I'm sure mentally it was a good thing.

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