So now we have come to the time of year when I look up and say “Holy Crap, I guess I’d better burn all these vacation days before the year turns over and I lose them!”
I always mean to take my vacation days sprinkled throughout the year… but inevitably this and that happens and I’ll say, oh, well, I’ll just go ahead and work on that day or whatever.
So I often get to the last quarter and fins myself with a surfeit of vacation days to take. This year, I only took 5 vacation days and my two personal days, so I had ten more days to burn (oh, yeah, I do work for an awesome company with great benefits).
These things don’t roll over*, so I end up taking a bunch of random three day weekends.
This year, I will not be working a single five day week in November or December.
I love random three day weekends. See, people always know you are off on the weekends, so there are plans made and things to do and events to attend, etc.
Not that these things are not enjoyable… but then when random Monday off with no plans rolls around, boy, howdy, I surely do enjoy sitting around the house for an ENTIRE DAY with nothing to do and nowhere to go and no guilt to feel about missing anything important.
Even when I eventually get bored and go ahead and log into my email and deal with a few work things here and there… by golly, it’s ever so much more fun to do that while sitting on my comfy couch with my blanket and heating pad than if I were in my office.
I will now continue with my regularly unscheduled couch sitting. Right after I get a cup of cocoa.
*It’s probably a good thing our vacation doesn’t roll over, or I’d just end up with months of it to take when I finally retire. I’ve been with my company for 7.5 years and have maxed out on the 13 weeks of sick time they allow you to save up. What can I say? I’m a saver.