I took a week of vacation. My wife also had a week off, and we spent a lot of valuable time together … taking care of little projects that had built up around the house …and finding time to sleep a little later and live without our usual mountain of deadlines and work obligations. It was terrific!
We also spent time with both our children and all six grandchildren. Reese and Evann … who live in Alabama … got special time with us at Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the Old Mill Tasty Shop. There were several family gatherings.
For people like Shelley and me, the tough part about vacations is the preparation to leave work, to make sure all bases are covered before we hit the door. The other bad part is the first day back, when we play catch-up. I had nearly 500 emails waiting for me Monday morning.
Don’t get me wrong; I love to take a few days off … even if it means added stress before and after.
Our thought for today is from Elbert Hubbard:
“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who just had one.”