Sunday, July 12, 2009


Short and sweet question today. When and where was the last vacation you took?

Honestly I'm not even sure how to answer this one. The last trip I took purely for pleasure was a little over a year ago, a day trip on the bus to Washington, DC. Total vacation from my life but it fit itself right into the middle of a regular weekend. Last time I took a week off was, I think, 2 summers ago when I spent a week in NH helping my mother clean her house (to no avail). Last time I put those two together? Yikes, I have almost no idea. I think it was in 2002 when I went to London to visit friends and then to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. That is something I would repeat in a know, when I win the fricking lotto.

Bonus question: Why am I so stingy with the vacations?


  1. We make concerted efforts to take regular vacations. I would tell you that it's because we want to make sure the kids get all kinds of experiences, but the truth is that Mr. Chili has always been keen on taking regular reality breaks.

    The last week-long vacation we took was to Florida. We stayed with the TwoBlueDays and had a fantastic time. The last break I took (a'la your DC trip) was also with the TwoBlueDays - we took an overnight and hung with them on the Cape when they came up to check on the house before moving in for the summer.

    My dearest wish is that I can take yet another break with them on the Cape this Tuesday/Wednesday. I've been told, on no uncertain terms, that I'm to disconnect every opportunity I get (the hospice nurse wouldn't take any of my blustering shit). I've scheduled myself those two days off, and I know the only way I'll REALLY disconnect is if I remove myself entirely from the environment....

  2. I tried to comment earlier today, but blogger ate it.

    I did say, I am all about the mini-vacations, especially since I don't have paid vacation time. And, it always seems as if my husband or I have some sort of work to do where we can't get away for a long time at the same time.

    Last october, we took the kids to Disney and it was fantastic leaving the "connectivity" behind for a week. I wish we could do something that long once a year, but it isn't going to happen.

  3. as you know, I have a yearly trek to the Motherland. To fill up on love and laughter and theatre and sushi and Cowgirl and Biography Bookstore and walking and talking and fake purses and some con-ed. But mostly of you and Chrome.

    I am easy like Sunday morning....Riiiiiiiight after I sail thru security. Up until then, I might as well be eating my toenails rocking back and forth in the corner.

    Once I get thru security though...I'm good. I know that at the end of the day, I will be with the people who love me, and that I love.

    I gotta find my way back there this year. I just have to.