I’ve returned from my mini-vacation only to find that I’m massively behind on many many projects because my coworkers expected me to actually do work last Friday and yesterday instead of spending those days sitting on a Florida beach.
I’m going to be quiet on here until things aren’t quite so FUBAR.
Dammit, 2 hours back and I need another vacation already.
About this time tomorrow, I’ll be the 2nd one from the right, halfway up the beach. That’s right, my wife and I are going to show how much we empathize with those poor souls in the midwest who have been snowbound by Mother Nature by doing our part to get away from it and go somewhere warm - Siesta Key, Florida.
My grandparents are down there for the winter, and invited us to come stay with them. A couple of free airline tickets later (courtesy of my frequent-flier miles) and we’re scrambling to pack and hoping the plane (leaving Cincinatti in the early AM) doesn’t get delayed and cause chain-reactions for our flight down to Florida.
The best part though? My parents have altruistically volunteered to come stay at our house and watch the tater tots so we get a nice little vacation sans kids. As much as I love my kids, there’s nothing like being able to come & go as you please on a beach vacation, without having to worry about feeding the munchkins lunch, or showering off the caked sand from their cute little heinies after a long day of making sand castles. We’ll be planning a family vacation for later this year, but this is a fantastic little treat in the dead of winter for my wife and I.
See you guys next Tuesday, and I’ll make sure to have a drink for each and every one of you guys while I’m gone! (Ok, that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but I’ll definitely raise a glass and make a toast to each one of you guys!)