Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Well it won’t be long now, 4.5 days and I will be on my way to San Francisco.

I am definitely looking forward to it, but I am taking a much different approach to leaving on a holiday than I have ever before.

If you are like me, you become a crazy woman (or man) and rush around like a maniac in your quest to have your house spotless, have your yard in a manicured state and get every piece of paper cleared off your desk at work. And then if you are even more like me, you are ridiculously exhausted the first 3 to 4 days into your holidays or worse yet, you come down with some moronic cold because your immune system was shot to hell due to the frantic pace of the previous two weeks prior to leaving.

This time, I decided to have a “screw it” kind of attitude which is no easy feat for this anal retentive chickalet.  But instead of short circuiting out, I just realized the following:

a.    The heat pump will continue to load every piece of furniture in my place with every particle of dust it can find whether I am there or not

b.    The grass will continue to grow and the weeds will continue to sprout. And most likely, if I was at home anyways, I would just be watching it all blow in the wind wishing for a sexy, ripped, Spanish dude named Roberto to mow it in nothing but his tight jeans and oiled up chest.  I’d like to tell you that I fantasize about my better half mowing the lawn, but he curses a great deal during the process.  Perhaps due to the fact that I keep digging holes in our yard and plopping in new plants which ultimately has created an unpleasant obstacle course for my him.  And I have to tell you that somehow blue air blowing from his lips and his stink eye directed at me kind of takes the sexiness away, if you know what I mean.

c.    And finally work.  There isn’t a day I remember working at this particular job that I was ahead of the game.  The likelihood is that it will all be there some ten days later exactly where I left it waiting for my return, with my lovely kind friend and temp, apologizing because she wasn’t sure what to do.

So I ask myself this, why not be mellow this week and go into my holidays already relaxed. I am not even letting my “Wound Up Type A” counter part get the best of me.

Now, keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed that no urgents happen within the next 4.5 days!

In the meantime, I will just keep sucking back my herbal “relaxing” tea that is dosed up with copious amounts of honey because I am nothing but at peace with the universe and calm my friends. I said, I am calm my friends. What do you mean I am not! OH YES I AM!  DAMN CALM I SAY... DAMN CALM!!! Now where the freak is my vacuum cleaner!

Until Next Time.


  1. Sounds like a great holiday attitude to me :)

  2. Have a wonderful Holiday! Yes, you have the right attitude - relax now, enjoy your time away, then you will be well rested for all of the mundane stuff that will be there when you get home!

  3. wow, i am nothing like you when it comes to vacationing, apparently. if someone's coming in to feed pets, i'll try to have the majority of dirty dishes out of the sink (no promises though, shit happens) and that's about it. once i left my house so messy that when a friend came in with her key return something while we were gone, she felt like she should clean it up because no one should have to come home to such a mess. alas, she overcame her urge & i returned to my clutter piles.
    this vaca, i didn't even have a moment to think about the vaca prep til the night before due to all things moving-related in my brain not leaving room for anything else. and yet we made it, had a great time & just got home, none the worse for it.
    i hope you'll be able to calm down & enjoy your time in san fran.
    and now i'll stop composing a book in your comment box.

  4. Very good advice =) I constantly have to remind myself to keep the calm. Enjoy your holiday =)

  5. Have a wonderful time in San Francisco!

  6. You are so right about being exhausted on your vacation. It seems like everything happens right before you go away.

    So relax, damn it! And have fun on your trip.

  7. Take a deep breath and breathe in all the sunshine and lotus blossoms. Feel your stress flowing out your fingertips. What doesn't get done doesn't get done. I used to be just like your except that I had 4 kids to pack for and cleanup after! Mmmm San Francisco is a fabulous city to holiday in! I'm sooo jealous!

  8. Step away from the vacuum, the dust rags, and the 409. Just step away. lol

  9. I know exactly what you mean! I just came back from the Canadian version of Memorial Day, and I worked my butt off to have all the stuff done, including laundry. Now granted the house was clean when I got back, but I still had copious amounts of laundry again when I got back!

    Enjoy your holidays!


  10. Just breath in and repeat after me: 'serenity now, serenity now'. Go and enjoy your vacation, all the dust, grass, and work will be there, waiting for you...

  11. Deep breath and chillax my friend. No point of getting all wound up before the trip becasue it will take you longer to relax and then you are wasting precious holiday time.

    Thank you so very very much for promoting my blog party here. I have met such a lot of lovely people and had the most amazing response.

    BTW, my bag, you know the one. seems to have gone home with you. Any idea how that happened? hmmmm lol

  12. Hope you manage to keep feeling relaxed up to your holiday and during. Have a great time :)

  13. Thank you for your sweet comment yesterday on my blog. You are so kind, the world needs more people like you, my dear! Have fun on your vacation and try to relax! I know what you mean, for me its the preparation of packing, planning, prepping that stresses me out. I have never been to San Fran, so enjoy!!

  14. I always use the Screw it attitude! Everythign always works itself out ;)


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