After 2 weeks at home, I am now enjoying the last few hours of freedom before I head back to work tomorrow.

Yes, I return to work on a Friday, which is more than a little ridiculous, but is one of the silly quirks of my job.

It has been a lovely couple of weeks.

There has been long lazy indulgent lunches with good friends.  Outings with family.  A morning at a spa being pampered and just a little bit of housework.

And even some painting, of course.

I had a list of things I wanted to achieve.  A lot of it was finishing the unfinished.

Hubby had some time off as well.  Just one week, but it was enough for him to finish the painting of the front of the house.  Tick that job off.

I finally finished a photo book that I had been working on for months.  Our USA trip would you believe?  It only took me 15 months to get it done.  Tick.

Kitchen cupboards scrubbed – tick

Bathroom cabinet cleaned out – tick

A painting that had some bad mojo – dealt with and now no longer a problem, so tick that off too.

Sit on the couch and read a book – tick

Sort and organise the photo files on my computer – done.

My secret painting project is finished, and approved by the purchasers. It just needs to be signed and another painting is also finished.  I am very proud of both of them.

The Rose 12″ square oil on canvas.

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So in all it’s been an excellent break.  The windows didn’t get washed but I did have a 4 hour lunch with my bestie. (we may have required the hubby to come and collect us from the winery)

Actually, considering how many lunches that were had, I am hoping that my work pants actually still fit…

It just proves that while travelling to new places is wonderful,  sometimes simply staying at home,  catching up with friends and getting those overdue jobs done, is also a good recipe for a relaxing and sanity saving vacation.

At least for me anyway.

Now to plan the next adventure..



7 thoughts on “Staycation

  1. Staycations are wonderful ~ That was a great plan to have some stuff to do that you checked off! It sounds like you totally got the balance right between fun and relaxation and getting a few things done! 🙂

  2. I can remember when not going away was just called staying home now it is called a staycation which does sound better the staying home but staying home doing nothing can be nice and sometimes a little less stressful then going away

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