Vacation, all I ever wanted

I returned to work from vacation yesterday.

Where did I go? Nowhere, except the movies once to bask in Johnny Depp and this fabulous Daliesque sequence.

What did I do? Not a whole heck of a lot.

Seriously, in terms of accomplishments, there weren’t many. I did reorganize my pantry and some kitchen cabinets. I did yard work, but I tend to do that on the weekends anyway, so it wasn’t anything extra.

Mostly what I did was not work. It took some effort, especially the first couple of times I realized I hadn’t touched the computer in a couple of hours and should be checking for opinions on news stories. Nope, someone else’s job for nine days.

It took about a day and a half before my body stopped drifting toward the den when it seemed I’d been away from the computer too long. After that, I signed on only for personal e-mail, Sudoku and Sims.

I did think about work occasionally, but it was largely along the lines of, “Hmm, 10:30 a.m. What work am I not doing right now?” I’ve enjoyed that exercise for years.

It must have been a good break. It’s my second day back and I’m still happy in my head.

This post originally appeared on, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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