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Monday, December 27, 2010

Ungrateful

Best part of the day today
Why am I not good at vacations? It's day one of my week off and I'm bored. I'm sure some of you are thinking, "I have to work this week and now I have to listen to this spoiled brat complain about having a paid vacation?" To you I say this: skip this post. It'll only make you angry.

Truth is, if given the choice between having the day off or going to work, I would choose having the day off any day. But now, faced with hours and hours of unscheduled time, I find myself at a loss. What were all those things I wished I had more time to do? Without structure, I can no longer remember. It's the same feeling I get when I go into a Blockbuster video store without a goal in mind: "what movie do I want to rent? I have no idea. Everything looks so good. I'm confused... I guess I'll rent Air Bud III." Then I get home and think, "what happened?"

Today I slept in, baby-sat my nieces and nephew, shopped, cleaned, did laundry, showered (yes, in that order), and made dinner. Other things I've been doing to entertain myself:
  • I added the "ShopSavvy" ap, which allows you to scan the barcode of any product using your phone camera, then tells you where you can find that for the cheapest nearby. I scanned the crap out of everything I own to make sure I got the best deal possible, until I eventually got bored with it.
  • I got a Twitter account. Yes, a Twitter account.  I was forced into it, really. Here's a link to my page. If you "follow" me, I will follow you too. As soon as I figure out how to do that.
After all that, I pronounced myself bored at 7:00 pm.

How ungrateful can one get!? I should be glad for the free time. And I am, I really am. I guess I just do better with structure. Today, however, is the only day this week that I have nothing social planned, so hopefully I'll feel more settled when I have somewhere to be. Well, I better wrap this up. It's 8:15 (pm) and I haven't done my hair yet.

What are your favorite things to do on vacation?

And heads up, any comments telling me to stop whining will be deleted. Love you!

11 comments:

Linda said...

Stop whining. Love, mom

Katherine said...

Ha! Mom. Hilarious post, though! I'm glad your boredom has turned into something funny. ;) It's your fault for lending me The Hunger Games - you picked a bad week to make me even more anti-social that I already tend to be...

Elizabeth Downie said...

Katherine, put down the book and entertain me!! And mom, I'll leave that up, only because it seems rude to delete a comment from my own mom. ;)

brenda hatch said...

If you lived in AZ, you could go for a bike ride or something! Just saying ;) You know you love me!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

This is when you pull out lots of books and read till your eyes bleed.

TheSinglesWard said...

If she lived in Arizona, she'd have more to do than go for a bike ride.

And thanks Mom!!! You're the best.

Sarah said...

You need to pace yourself! You did way too much in Vacation Day 1! No where did you mention laying on the couch to watch random movies for hours on end...that needs to happen. Trust me, I'm an expert!

Kathy said...

I'm with Sarah on this one. Laying on the couch and watching reality show marathons is how I like to spend some vacay time. Put that snuggie to good use! :)-

Anne Elliot said...

If you were like me, you could waste your day finding fun new blogs like I just did! :) Do you mind if I add a link to your blog on mine?

Heather said...

As the mother of said children you babysat, thanks! I can drop them off on wed too, and saturday, just to break it up a bit. And don't worry if I send their sleeping bags with them, i will come to get them ....eventually. (j/k of course. I left them for only a few hours that day and actually missed them a bunch).

I think you should knit me an afghan (sp?) and scrapbook some pictures and learn some oragami.

Liz said...

Blockbuster video store? What ever happened to those?