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An Afternoon of Cards

January 1st, 2013 at 07:12 pm

Today I spent the afternoon at my mom's house, visiting and playing cards.

I brought up the Mexico trip my brother had proposed. I just told mom that I spent more in Hawaii than planned and that I just paid off my credit card in December I said I simply won't have enough saved by June to afford a trip to Mexico. Mom was OK with it, and we agreed we will plan to go in June 2014. So, I am relieved and happy about that.

We also talked about possibly going to Lake Tahoe for a week or so this summer instead. My cousin L (went to Hawaii and China with her) owns a rustic little house in the old part of Lake Tahoe. (Well, her husband and son do. It is a family vacation home from her husband's family.) I have enjoyed several long weekends in that house, and my cousin L will let us rent it for $25 a day. However, 2 winters ago a pipe burst, the downstairs flooded, and extensive repair work needed to be done. I am not certain, but I think it is not finished and so we could not rent it. However, we could check around. I am sure we could find something reasonable. That would be a nice and affordable vacation.

I get three weeks of paid vacation per year. It is use it or lose it. This past year I used 7 vacation days and just lost the other 8. I realy, really want to stop doing that.

2 Responses to “An Afternoon of Cards”

  1. snafu Says:

    Happy New Year. It's horrid to lose vacation days but should plans not work out as you wish, you might enjoy a 'stay-cation.' Have pleasant days exploring your region, try meals [at home or restaurants] you've never tried, possibly ethnic French, Spanish, Chinese, Egyptian, Moroccan etc. Visit shops that sound interesting, visit museums or whatever you do in other cities but sleep at home. We need vacation from work, returning refreshed

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Hi Snafu. You're right, stay-cations can be fun too. Thanks for the comment. Smile

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