Chuck is back from "Vacation?"...well...
I always enjoy getting back from time off and the âcatch upâ that ensues from a few days out of the office.Â When I got in today, there were 182 emails in my in-box, most of which, were SPAM.Â Thankfully, I do not have to respond to the King of Madagascarâs email where he wants to give me 1.9 million dollars just for giving him by Bank routing info with a âGot itââŚIm sure heâs busy enough.
Then there are the people who exclaim âSO WHERE DID YA GO?â that I need to explain âwhyâ I did not go anywhere toâŚand their puzzled look as to why with 2 kids, 4 missed doctorâs appointments due to meetings I had to attend, and a shoestring budget that I did not jet off to the Islands for a drink-induced bender with rock stars and scantily clad co-eds where I posted facebook pictures with the sideways peace sign and pursed lips.Â Im 37âŚâvacation timeâ is spent shampooing the carpet, fixing the air conditioner, and exhausting my flex-med account paying for the aforementioned missed doctorâs appointmentsâŚ$260.00 worth to be exact.Â WOWâŚthat was relaxing!!!!Â I feel so refreshed and revitalized.
However, this year, I made an appeal on the advisement of a special someone in my life.Â This year I am going to âget awayâ for a real âvacationââŚmy first in 5 years.Â So now rock-stars and half naked co-eds?Â âŚwellâŚnot so much.Â J
Next month, I will be heading to the Blue Ridge Mountains for 4 days to a cabin in the middle of nowhereâŚa true, âout of this worldâ vacationâŚand I cannot wait.Â While planning out the trip, my sig-o told me there was white-water tubing, some caverns, and plenty of things to do while this trip is made.
However, I am looking forward to other thingsâŚhere are some of them.
- Waking up when the notion hits me.
- Drinking a pot of coffee on a wrap around porch.
- Letting my mind go blank for an entire day.
- Eating three meals in a day, preferably all pancakes
- Pretending I am âlocalâ to this out of the way town.
- Not shaving for 3 days.
- Scratching my back with a limb from a tree.
- Eating an entire pecan log roll.
- Buying a bell pepper from a roadside stand.
- Looking for Big-foot.