The Reading Vacation!


Vacation

VACATIONS are a magical time, right?  When they’re coming up, even if you’re not going anywhere, you feel feel like all your worries and cares are just going to evaporate and it’ll be a week of the most peaceful relaxation you’ve had in a long time.  They’re almost like magical rejuvenation for your mental balance.  It’s like, harnessing your chi, or finding your zen.

That’s how I imagine my VACATIONS, at least.

As much as I look forward to kicking back and not wearing a bra, the best part of VACATION is how many books I just know I’m going to read!  There’s an ongoing joke between Angie Elle and I that VACATIONmean we’re going to read 5000 books… Angie recently said 8000, but I think she was slightly exaggerating.  It was a very lofty goal.

My VACATION just ended a couple weeks ago.  I had this grand scheme of doing nothing but reading and blogging.  I was going to, at least, read one book for every day I was off, and I was going to get, at least, a month ahead on Birdie Bookworm.  Yes, I still had to get up to take my daughter to school, but that only meant I’d have the entire day to be biblio-productive!  I was a girl on a mission, which maybe doesn’t necessarily sound relaxing to most people but it was perfect for me.

So, now my VACATION is over, let’s find out what I really did on that oh so glorious break.

Saturday & Sunday – Got my daughter ready to go back to school…. spent time with the family.
Monday – Labor Day Picnic with my parents and Grandma.
Tuesday – Drove my daughter to her first day of 8th Grade, spent the day with my Grandma.  We went out to lunch and to the bookstore.  Books were involved.
Wednesday – My day of rest.  Day of Relaxing.  Day of Reading.  Day of Blogging.
Thursday – Spent the whole day with B-Rex, chatting and munching on unhealthy foods like heathens.  Went to see IT at midnight.
Friday – Back and forth to the groomers with my Yorkie, and more reading.

So, my plan was to read 5000 books on my VACATION and now many do you think I actually read?  Two.  I read two books on my entire VACATION.

Moxie Silence is Golden

Here’s what’s more interesting.  They were both so freaking good!  I read both of them in about 1 1/2 days.  That means through most of my glorious VACATION I wasn’t reading a book at all!  I do think I managed to get a bit of blogging done and scheduled ahead, but definitely not a month.

So, what was my lesson here?  What did my 2017 VACATION teach me?  Did I meet all my goals?

Reading – Fail
Blogging – Passable
Spending Time with Family – Success!

I can’t be mad about that.

Do you think I’ll remember this lesson for next year?

Yeah, me neither.


 

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About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

11 Responses

  1. Being such an introvert, I have to make a conscious effort to make time for family, but it’s always worth it! I’m glad the two books you ended up reading were great! That’s all that matters. 🙂

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  2. Haha, well it’s still good to hear you had a great vacation, even if you only read 2 books! It’s better than none at all. I feel like when I go on vacation, I feel like I have a million things that I gotta do (although granted I feel like that every weekend! 😛 ) but it sounds like you had a pretty rounded week! 🙂

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