Tuesday, May 30, 2006

One reason summer vacation sucks....

In two weeks, I will have about a month's vacation. I love vacation, because I don't really have a lot of things I HAVE to do. However, that does tend to get me into a little bit of a slump.

Every summer during my vacation, I tell myself that I will recharge... exercise more, get some work done at home, etc., etc. I'm just setting myself up for disappointment, you know.

Typical La Grump vacation scenario:

8:00am-- I'm still in bed. I'll THINK about getting up for a walk before it gets too hot outside to breathe. Yeah... but I'm SOOOO tired. I'll just sleep a little longer.

10:00am-- *yawn* Wow, I slept longer than I thought I was going to. I should really get up now. *strolls into kitchen for a bowl of Kashi cereal* Wow. Look at that sun outside. *opens sliding glass door to backyard-- wave of heat nearly knocks me over* Yikes. Guess I won't be going for that walk now.

12:00pm-- *still in jammies* Maybe I should think about showering and getting dressed. Nah. If When I work out this afternoon, I'll just get all sweaty anyway... I should just stay in my jammies.

1:00pm-- *finds an absolutely fabulous movie on cable* Hey! I love this movie! I've seen it so many times, that I can quote it verbatim, but I MUST watch this. So, I'll fold some towels or something as I watch the movie.

3:00pm-- Hey! This next movie that's on RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST ONE is also amazing. I haven't seen it since... last week, I think! Must. Watch. Again.

5:30pm-- Yipe... I'd better think about making some dinner.

6:00pm-- Maybe we should just go out to eat. But... oops. I have to shower first.

6:30pm--*steps out of shower, all clean and great smelling*

7:15pm-- I'm clean, my hair is done, my makeup is perfect... let's go get dinner.

9:00pm-- *family returns home* Ooh.. I forgot to blog today. Better get to that!

10:30pm-- Well, it IS a weeknight. And I don't want to fall out of that work pattern of going to bed early. Maybe I should hit the hay.

10:45pm-- *finds another absolutely fabulous movie* Cool! I love this flick!

1:00am--*wide awake... can't sleep* Infomercials suck. What else is on?

2:30am--*yawn* Maybe I should go to sleep now.

... and then the whole thing repeats over again. Okay, well maybe not every day... but definitely more times than I even care to think about. Meh.


Anonymous said...

OMG - are we sisters or something?? I'll bet that when you get into a groove, you work your heart out - so do I. I suggest that when we crash, we crash hard. And for possibly longer than necessary.

wire said...

You have, with amazing accuracy (apart from the folding of towels, wearing of makeup and eating of Kashi cereal), described most days for me at the moment and i'm not even on vacation - i'm supposed to be working!

hannah said...

Aren't you so happy though? No more Katie Couric!

Say buh-bye and good riddance to spider lashes and Jersey girls brown lip liner!

don't call me MA'AM said...

tammara: yes, I think we are sisters. I've been working so hard lately, that the "crashing" period just can't arrive soon enough! (just like you)

wire: oh, c'mon... you know you like makeup. ;-) Or was it Kashi?

hannah: oh yeah! I only got to see a few minutes of the "tribute" this morning. bleh!

-R- said...

I had a six week vacation once and I thought I was going to get so much done. I didn't even have cable and I STILL found a way to get nothing done. It was great.

Ludicrousity said...

Freaky! That sounds exactly like me on holidays! Or even on a normal day where I have no classes! And it sounds like most of us are like that. Damn we're all totally unproductive idiots! Seriously! That's me, exactly!!!

don't call me MA'AM said...

-r-: yeah, I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I work hard enough as it is.

ludi: Yay! for unproductivity!!!! ;-)

Guinness_Girl said...

Oh, I know the feeling, DCMM. I took a couple months off when Wilman and I first moved to Philly, and I swear I ended up in a depressive funk by the end of it. Spending the day in one's jammies watching crap movies on Lifetime Television for Women is delightful, but...oddly, it can go down the tubes real quick-like. I don't understand...because righ tnow I'd love to spend the summer lazing about!

Gina said...

Yep, sounds just like a typical Saturday or mulitple-days-off for me... BEFORE I had a baby. Man, I really miss my former self. Sleeping in is the BEST!

goldennib said...

The more time you have the less you seem to get done, but that's as it should be sometimes.

Maliavale said...

Oh, MAN. That sounds GREAT! Cue jealousy.

Joe Tornatore said...

i seem to accomplish more personally on the days i work. better time management I guess.

Jaek said...

Now that I am officially unemployed, that will be my life for a while. My last day was Wednesday, so I don't think it'll really hit until Monday when I don't...have to...go...to...work. Huh, it suddenly is striking me as odd.

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