Work was really slow today. People have been bringing in holiday food and peppermint bark seems to be a popular choice this year. It is quite good but I am eating too much of it.
Only one more day and a week until my 4 day weekend. That doesn't really seem long enough for a holiday since I usually have 10 days off. I might take an additional day off but I am trying to save my newly earned 3 weeks vacation for as long as possible. Usually I use 1 week right away at Christmas and then I only have one week to stretch over the entire year. This year I have 5 extra days. I hope they make the year a little easier.
I recall when I first got that third week of vacation time I began to tack on a day or two to the week between Christmas and New Years. This was in the early 1990s. I began to like that more and more (and I was not going out of town for a week or more earlier in the year most years so I had the days to use this way).
I sometimes had a few ectra days beyond that and rolled them into the following year which was nice, too.
By 2000, I picked up a 4th week of vacation so I was awash in paid days off. But in 2001 I switched to part-time work so I lost some days on a prorated basis. Then again, I had much more free time so I still came out ahead.
You seem to be busy with a lot of personal stuff lately, from the doggies to home and vehicle maintenance to trying to buy a new place to live, so I hope you will use those days well and productively. Or not LOL!
Oh to be awash in paid days off! That will never happen for me. A coworker suggested that I save all 3 weeks to roll over for next year. that was a very depressing thought. I would much rather look forward to having an extra day or two at my disposal. Even the thought of it makes next year seem a little more tolerable.
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