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Ray's great escape...or not?

March 31st, 2009 at 02:14 am

My boss had an early meeting this morning with some out of town visitors, so I stopped and picked up some snacks for the meeting. While I was there, I saw that my fav coffee creamer was on sale, so I bought a big one. It is $2.50 and will last at least a week. THe job pays for coffee, so for $2.50 I have 'gourmet coffee' for at least a week. Not bad Gotta love that.

I have been toying with an idea for a while. I stay fairly stressed it work, the economy, my messy house, my teen, my mom, etc, etc. I recently read a book "A weekend to change your life"...which is a book written by a lady that spent a year by the sea 'finding herself'. Now, she offers a weekend retreat to help other women do the same. I am not planning to attend the retreat, but I am thinking about taking a weekend every quarter all to myself. No work, mom, kids, hub, bills, worries, etc. Just me and whatever I want to take- a book, knitting, a journal. I get a weekly allowance so I can save that to pay for the mini "retreat".

Am I selfish? Are my desires misguided? Does this sound like a reasonable amount of time to carve out and recharge my batteries??? Perhaps I am just getting old, but I am finding it harder and harder to stay on top of everything and I am worried about burnout. OF course, these thoughts are on the heels of some pretty hefty life changes in the last two years...a bump in the marriage, my dads death and subsequent caretaking of my mom, a new job which has changed responsibilities 3 times in two years....perhaps I just need counseling.

But I think, I will just try to figure out 3-4 cool getaway "me" times a year. I found a great little one bedroom condo with an ocean view...

Text is and Link is that looks like a good the summer, I can have the hub park our trailer somewhere peaceful, and the other I can just go somewhere local...perhaps even housesit for a friend who has a fabulous home....

hmmm...does anyone else do mini-me vacations????

6 Responses to “Ray's great escape...or not?”

  1. my english castle Says:

    I've been thinking about this for weeks. I'm all for it.
    I haven't done it, but I have gone earlier w/o family or before friends arrived, and I've found it's my favorite part of the trip.

    I've been trying to include more pleasure in my life--not necessarily expensive pleasure, just little things like planting seeds, bubble baths, DVDs from the library etc. Recharge!

  2. debtfreeme Says:

    I house sit 6-7 times a year for several couples who live in multi million dollar homes, some on the coast, some in lake tahoe.

    those are my times for recharging. it always seems to come up when i need it the most, when i have just reached my breaking point with the house mates and need to get away. several of them are vacation homes i go up a week early or a week late while they are "closed" for the season. some visits i wonder if they just know i needed a break or wanted the house to look busy.

    i think of these homes as the hotel with kitchen privilages and enjoy the space, the toys and the PEACE.

  3. miclason Says:

    1 weekend a quarter doesn't sound like much... it really is nice to just get away from everything and everybody... don't feel guilty about it, you need to be at your best to handle all that you do!

  4. boomeyers Says:

    You need a weekend with your girlfriends... namely ME! Smile Now if we could only meet halfway???

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    half way to boo would be where???

  6. boomeyers Says:

    IDK, Colorado?

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