Thursday, February 16, 2012

What would you do with one week off?

I'm facing a four-day weekend (!!!), and it has me daydreaming of a longer staycation during which I have no responsibilities to speak of.  Yes, teachers get plentiful breaks, but when you live across the country from your family, pretty much every break is spoken for.  Also, I don't have summers off since I don't work for the school district (I work for a nonprofit that contracts me to be at the school).  I work from home developing curriculum and babysit several afternoons a week during the summers.

In any case, I keep fantasizing about having an entire week off with nowhere to go.  Here's what I would do:

Source: flickr.com via Erin on Pinterest

READ.  And obsess over having a tent in which to read.



ORGANIZE MY CLOSET.  I started last month by getting rid of bags & bags of things, but still, my closet needs serious help.  I can't find the running pants I bought last week, for instance.  It's a dire situation in there.



COOK!  And freeze soups like this for future lunches.  



PLAY SCRAMBLE WITH FRIENDS TILL I KEELED OVER.  I'm hooked.  My name is "clairekiefer."  Find me if you wanna play!

So . . . what would you do with a week off?

21 comments:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I usually waste my time off and do nada! We actually get Monday off so if it's warm, I'm going to try to take the pup somewhere fun :)

So what's the deal with the SoCal trip? I've been told about it a few times, but I want in on the action lol! I'm a huge Angels fan and I'd love to meet up with you ladies!

Dee Stephens said...

Geez...Every day I get off I feel like I should take full advantage of.
I hate just sitting home on vacation.
At the same time it's nice to have a few days here and there to do nothing but catch up on things.

FourJedis said...

Look at all those beautiful shoes! I would probably go to the library and read 6 chapters. Then I would go to the movies. Then I would do a touristy thing in my town I have never done, then cook, then visit a friend I haven't seen in a while. Cute post! Who wouldn't love a tee pee in their house?

Lesley said...

this all sounds dreamy. i would LOVE to organize my closet, but mostly i would like to eat out and not clean up and lounge by a pool with a stack of magazines. love and miss you!

Girlie Blogger said...

I like your plans. Wow! Four day weekend. That's awesome!

drollgirl said...

wah! these are such good ideas! i would LOVE to have a week off, but it is nearly impossible for me to even take ONE DAY OFF. SO ANNOYING! however, i have a monday off at the end of the month, and i cannot wait. cannot wait!

p.s. must check into this scramble thing. the only game i enjoy is scrabble (literally that is the ONLY game i like), but maybe i should give scramble a try!

Emily said...

LOVE your reading tent! My husband took one look at it and said "is that for kids?" Heck no, it's for adults which makes it that much better!

undomestic chica said...

I want that tent! Actually, I can't wait til the boys are older, I'm definitely building them a teepee. If I had a week off, I'd do nothing but play with my boys and read. And sneak in a pedicure.

Micaela said...

that soup looks delicious!!!

i tried organizing my closet and was proud that i got rid of a bunch of things... but know that i kept way more than i let go of. lol

i would get a pedicure/massage and def. thrift. that's pretty much what i do on any free day :) catching a matinee would be lovely as well. But i would give up everything to go to wichita falls to see my family for sure if i had a free week off :)

xoxoxo

Kristen said...

Closet organizing is one of my all time favorite past times. Perhaps this makes me a bit of a loser but oh well ;)
And reading in a tent with white lights? That sounds heavenly.

Jax- yes, best name ever!!!! I know your little Jax is way cool and I am thinking Tiny's future boyfriend will be pretty stellar too :)

Lindsay [Bella Cene'] said...

Sounds like my kind of stay-cation! My coworker was telling me about that game Scramble with Friends! I'll add you when I get it on my phone!

Gracie said...

I love the idea of a stay cation. I would do a lot of reading, organise my craft space, write letters, watch a whole heap of movies and tv shows and just relax.

I hope you are able to do all the items you listed here. A tent by the way would be fabulous.

P.S. Any San Francisco tips would be great.

Kate Kiefer said...

glad you're finally playing scramble. i don't even care about words with friends anymore.

Marz said...

OMG you just kicked my bum in scramble! :) haha I just signed up late last night because of your text :) It's totally addicting. Right now I suck at it because it's new - but I'm going to get better so you better watch out :) lol I'm sitting here at work and I don't want to do anything but play! :) Look what you did to me! haha

As you can see I'm completely loving my iphone! Can't wait to FaceTime with you and Milo & Jude! :)

I'm completely envious of your upcoming four day weekend! My boss is out of the office on vacation until Wed so it's kinda like a vacation even if I have to show up to work ;) I wish I had Monday off though :(

That tent looks so cozy. It reminds me of my favourite scene in "The Holiday" when Jude Law & Cameron Diaz are in the tent with his daughters. SO sweet! I know you're not a movie person - but that really is a great movie! :)

And watching movies and catching up on my dvr is something I would do with a week off! :)

Enjoy your long weekend sweet girl! I love you! xo

Megan said...

That tent looks incredibly cozy and welcoming!!

Megan said...

I had a week off at the start of year and I spent it reading and cooking. It was really nice but at the end I felt a little lonely but I wouldn't complain.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I'd definitely read and write and lounge about on the couch in my sweats! Soup-making sounds like a good idea too...

Enjoy that 4-day weekend! I'm jealous.

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

I hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! Every weekend is a 4-day weekend for me. But I never take a full week off of work, which makes me appreciate my 4-day weekends.

melifaif said...

I think I'd definitely....assuming I did not have my babe.....get a mani/pedi/massage. And then sit out by a pool, with music, a book and lots o refreshing drinks. Of the adult variety. And if money wasn't an option....I'd do all that is BALI!!!! lol.

Meredith said...

I would just die for that reading tent! And I clearly need to get on the scramble bandwagon, it looks fun!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Catch up on movies and tv shows. Read books and sleep in!! I need to organize my closet too!