Tuesday, November 27, 2007

12 hours

I had nine days of vacation. Yesterday my first day back I spent 12 hours at work. For nine days I spent my days doing everything and nothing - hanging out with Jake and Judy.

A few highlights included - Oprah's Favorite Things show, hosting Thanksgiving at our house, trying on wedding dresses in Mankato, helping Peter and Cassie move into their new home, washing all the windows inside and out on the house.

Why don't we take vacation more often? Because this is America and we work to pay the bills. We spend more time at the office than at home. We see our co-workers more than our family. I think this is crazy.


amanda jane said...

it is crazy! and if it weren't for vacations you may never have captured that little toot on camera! life is too short to work so hard. and life is too short to miss those toots--yours, jakes, or judy's!

Trisha said...

I struggle with this all the time. I work to feed my kids, yet I only see them a couple hours a day except for weekends.

Like my dad used to say, "You have to have fun while you're young."

How did you feel trying on a wedding dress?

Cheryl said...

It's totally crazy. Then you add in commute time and sheesh. We need more vacations!

keo boun pheng said...

i totally missed oprah's favorite things! super-bummer.

i think it is important to find a balance the "work-life-balance" as they call it. seems to me we're the most ass-backwards when it comes to these things. have you seen the movie "sicko" ?? speaks VOLUMES to this ass-backward-ness.