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A mini vacation


I bet you read that and thought…oh, here she goes again, spending money instead of getting out of debt. But no, that’s not it this time. I’m just taking some well-deserved time off work! And I’m so excited. It’s going to be a staycation filled with days reading library books in my hammock out back, working on house projects with the music blasting through the house, cooking recipes that I’ve wanted to try forever. A whole week doing whatever I want too!

My favorite place to spend down time on cooler days is relaxing in my hammock. This isn’t mine but the vibe is the same.

You see, Gymnast is going to Texas for fall break. And Princess and Beauty don’t have fall break. So I will have the house to myself for an entire week. So exciting. And you know I have a list a mile long of stuff I want to do around here.

Since one of the perks of my new corporate job is unlimited paid time off, I decided this was a week I wanted to take advantage of that. Sleeping in, the only mess I have to clean up in my own. I am so freaking excited.

I’ve got a stockpile of library books. Have a plan for house stuff I want to get done (and most of it has a budget around it now where needed – more on that later.)

My staycation starts next week. I’m doing 3 half days and then taking all day Thursday and Friday off. I just couldn’t take the whole week, it’s not in me to ignore work for that long.

Tell me, because I know a lot of people have experience with staycations since COVID, what do I need to come out of a staycation feeling refreshed and that I didn’t waste my time off work. Best tips for a child free staycation?


  • Reply Angie |

    I go off the grid camping for resets and make it a point to not use my phone. But in case you can’t, I would say the most important thing is to turn off your work computer and have full days where you DO NOT check emails at all. If you have a dedicated office close the door and do not go in. Consider turning off the internet for a bit.

  • Reply Anonymous |

    I love to listen to audiobooks while I’m painting or doing DIY projects. It makes the task go by faster and I feel like I’m killing 2 birds with one stone by crossing off a “to be read” book from my list

So, what do you think ?