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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Three weeks from today is my last day of work before I start my annual 3 week vacation at home! YAY! Every year I spend the time looking forward to this time off. I must be getting old and tired, LOL.

Each vacation I have some projects around the house I set for myself to do, things that I wouldn't have the time or energy for when I'm working.

A few years ago it was a complete re-do of my bathroom. Paint on the walls and 4 colours included in towels and accesories. It's bright in there!

Two years ago it was making drapery side panels for my living room and dining room, and recovering my dining room chairs in the same fabric. (they look fabulous!)

Last year it was completely re-doing my den: painting the walls, new curtains, some new furniture and lamps, and moving furniture and desk around. I've been enjoying it ever since. You can't tell from this shot, but the walls are a delicious brown/taupe colour.

This year I don't have any one large project to be done, just a lot of little ones. I guess the largest one would be repainting the wall at the front door that goes downstairs to sister Pammie's suite. Hubby hauled her old fridge out and lugged her new one in a few weeks ago ~ completely gouging and marking the walls up in the process, so I need to fix the walls and repaint them.

Each vacation I also look forward to going on an extended photo shoot (or 2) usually with Pammie. A couple of years ago we spent 2 entire days at Fort Edmonton Park, we've spent time at our Legislative Grounds and some city parks. Also last year a friend I work with, Shilo, took me to a nearby park and we had a shoot there. As well as my best friend Michele, we've done a couple of cemeteries and a city park. All on my vacation! Love it! This year, Pammie and I hope to get out somewhere again, and Shilo (she is also in our Photo Contest Blog) are planning something too.

Can you see why I can't wait? :-)

And I love not having to get up with the #@!*ing alarm clock in the mornings, napping when I didn't get much sleep, and just staying off my feet more than not. My job entails being on my feet all day and that plays havoc with my arthritic joints. Getting old...... heh heh

At any rate I've still 3 weeks to go. Meanwhile, there is still the "Patriotic" photo contest to vote on if you haven't already done so over at Stardom Awaits!. The voting is still open until this Sunday.

I hope you are all having a good week. Take good care of each other!

Love Jude


Blogger sydwynd said...

I'd love to take that much time off in a row but it would be difficult with my job. Besides, the honeydo list I'd get would be HUGE! My wife is the queen of lists.

Enjoy the time off. I recommend you get some bike riding in too. ;)

6:36 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Your wife would hate living with my hubby then, her lists would get the kaibosh and he'd have umpteen projects started but not finished. LOL!

I'd say the average vacation time off "in a row" would be 2 weeks, which amounts to TEN working days off. I only work 3 days a week so in reality I'm getting NINE working days off. Not bad!

Have a good week Rocker Guy!

8:49 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Bobbie said...

Three weeks without having to set the alarm clock - that's the best part of vacation time! I'm sure you'll make the most of your time off.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.

10:52 PM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

You're exactly right Bobbie, that IS the best part for me! Have a great weekend!

11:03 PM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Jeremy Ryan said...

Wow it is just about that time again. Your vacation and my birthday happen the same time each year. While my birthday is only one day your vacation is much longer!

I like taking vacation in conjuction with a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas. It just makes the time a little more enjoyable for me.

I hope you have a ball and get everything you want to acomplish done.

Take care!

8:37 PM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Thanks Jer, and a Happy Birthday coming up! :-) It's also my blog birthday in September, do you realize just how long you and I have been blogging buddies?

11:08 AM, August 15, 2010  

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