Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Taking it Easy

Oh my goodness, if you've never taken a staycation you totally should! This week is awesome. We wake up whenever we darn well breakfast whatever we want all day some more...maybe take or nap or two. And the difference between the awesomeness of doing all of this on a staycation vs. a vacation is this: There is no pressure whatsoever to get out and do anything or to cram as much in as possible to soak up the experience. Sometimes when we get home from vacation I feel like I need a vacation from vacation, haha. But not when it's a staycation. Nope. It's the most leisurely fun time I've had with my family in a really, really long time.

When you're taking things slowly you have time to notice the little things. I woke up this morning to a gorgeous site in our dining room. The sun was hitting our centerpiece in just the right way, sending prisms scattering about the walls.

I realize that I'm a big dork for taking pictures of this, but it really was a magical sort of wake up surprise. :)

I'm the first up this morning with Gracie, but when the rest of our family rises we have a date with some biscuits and gravy and then a trip to the zoo - one of my favorite places in St. Louis. The weather promises to be gorgeous, so there's no pressure to wake up and get scooting out the door as soon as possible to beat the heat. And since it's the middle of the week I highly doubt there will be crowds to compete with. This basically means we reserve the right to be lazy and take this day as slowly as possible. :)

And when we get home, we're going to use a gift card to buy some yummy mexican cuisine while we begin Eric's absolute favorite season of the year: political season. The debates are on tonight, so you can bet your bottom that the Robert family will be glued to the TV while we chow down on Monster Burritos. Haha.

Yesterday was our "off'" day where we decided we would just stick around town and enjoy grocery shopping without fighting for cart space in the grocery store. It was a glorious experience, and I'm not exaggerating in the least. It was dead quiet in the store as we were checking out, and we were the only people waiting in line to get our grub for the week. One of these days this will be my when the kids are in school, because I refuse to take two squirmy girlies shopping by myself <--which is not for the feint of heart, let me tell ya. Ah, someday I WILL get to shop in peace. :)

We took a really long walk around town in the middle of the day yesterday. And golly gee have we been having the most perfect weather here lately. We wore blue jeans! And while we leisurely moved from activity to activity our crock pot cooked our dinner all day long. When we got home late yesterday afternoon we had a yummy roast bubbling away and waiting for us to devour. It was a great way to end a great day!

Sigh. I'm going to have very fond memories from this week, and it's going to be incredibly sad to send Eric back to work when it's all over. But it's not over yet, and now I've gotta run. We're actually going somewhere today, and we need to have full bellies to slow us down in case we feel the need to go too fast or something. :) Have a great day!


Heather said...

I'm so envious of your week!! I'd kill for a week of doing nothing! Enjoy it!!

Cassie said...

Awesome. Have fun at the zoo today, PERFECT day!

Jackie said...

Yes it was a perfect day for the zoo.....can't wait to hear all about it!


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