Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Can't hardly wait

It's happening, guys.  I'm at the point in my pre-vacation mindset where I've lost all ability to focus on anything BUT the upcoming trip.  I gave in and started my packing list today!  Our departure is still eleven days away, but I'm a list maker, and this makes me feel like I'm moving closer to the goal. I'm going to get my oil changed this weekend in preparation for the road trip, too.  I've generally reconciled myself to the fact that these last remaining days will probably go by pretty slowly since I have something to look forward to, but each day that passes, however slowly, is still a day closer to vacation.  :-)

I've got my beach books picked out to take with me, I'm bringing my super cute Golden Girls dress that I have only worn for BF's birthday dinner thus far.  New swimsuit arrives Saturday and hopefully will work out.  Did I mention that I'm excited for this trip???

This is only the second time since my honeymoon in 2002 that I've taken a week off of work.  It is still such a novelty to me!  It feels so decadent and I love it.  I definitely have earned the time off and I most certainly need it!  BF and I need a chance to just be together, relax and re-connect in the wake of the crazy last couple of months.

I'm possibly going to drive you all crazy talking about this until it happens, and I apologize in advance.  :-)  I'm scanning my calendar for the days in between to see what I have to occupy myself and here's what I've found:

Today:  All Personnel Firm Luncheon AND Building Ice Cream Social.  SCORE!  :-)

Friday: Hair appt.  Yes, hair guy went a little crazy last time, but a) I got used to it and b) now the layers have grown out and my home blow outs are not as successful.  Time for a shape up and trim, not to mention the general pampered feeling and awesome aftermath of a salon appointment!

Saturday: Oil change and errands during the day.  Dinner and comedy show with BF, his daughter, J and my friend, A.  Should be fun!

Thursday of next week:  Dental cleaning in AM (not fun, but love the feeling after!), acupuncture after work and then dinner/drinks/dessert with two girlfriends in Alexandria.  Also,  that day marks one year and 8 months I've been with BF!  He has his Fantasy Football draft that night with his friends.  :-)

Friday of next week:  Dinner with J before we head out of town!

Saturday of next week:  ESCAPE!!!  :-)

The countdown continues....


  1. I can't believe you haven't taken a whole week off since 2002!!! That is crazy! You def need to enjoy this time...and schedule your week off for next year ;)

    1. That was true up until last summer, which was my first week long vacation since 2002. Now I've decided it will be an every year thing! :-)

  2. What books? Have a great time, sounds like a vacation is well-deserved!

    1. I'd have to consult my stack at home! :-) I'll try to remember to check.

  3. I second the beach reading book list! I just finished Luckiest Girl Alive and am starting The Good Girl, but I'm just lukewarm on it so far.

    The time will eventually fly, it always does! Keep up little projects during the week. Or as I like to do, deep clean little bits of the house every few days so you when come back, you come back to a sparkling clean house. I hope I'm not the only one that does that...

    1. Really enjoyed the Luckiest Girl Alive.

      Can't believe I'm only 4 days away from departure day after today!