The Reading 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.


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. 🙂


  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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