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Oh Those Wonderful Words

Updated on November 8, 2012

I'm On Vacation

How long has it been ?

Since the last time you relaxed and enjoyed yourself

Getting away from the rat race

Going where noone can find you

Maybe for a week or two

Indefinitely seems out of the question

Well if your like me you can have your wife plan everything

No worries not a care in the world

Then after vacation is all over I say that was so much fun

Why didn't we do it sooner

My wife gives me the high eyebrow look

It was a lot of work

I started putting money aside each week for vacation

Then we looked for the cheapest flights

Got the bags all packed two days before

Made sure all the bills are paid and the cat is taken care of

Yes we had a nice vacation but it took some planning

If it was left to you

You would still be thinking what month should we go ?

The year would be almost over and you would say well there is always next year

When I first met you you were a workaholic and took the last few weeks of the year

Every year

Not because you planned it that way

They gave it to you because you had to take it

Your vacations don't carry over

So after setting a date you wouldn't make the phone calls to keep checking the best prices or rates

You would say that's the price you pay for being on vacation

Then there is packing and leaving early for the airport

These are not your strong points

You would pack enough for four days and on the forth day you would say we will find a laundramat and get our clothes washed less clothes to carry and then when we come home less to wash

Luckily it is just the two of us and what would we do if we had kids?

Luckily we go where it is warm and we go swimming all the time

So we wear bathing suits very often

Remember the first few vacations you planned

They were called a Stay-cation

Where we would stay at home and do day trips

They were nice but many times you wanted to get back home as soon as you could

You always love the extra love time

To lock the doors and go off to the enchanted bedroom for endless romance and fun

We would go out to eat a little more than often but why pay more if we can cook it on the grill for less

I now you love my home cooking but this is a vacation and I don't want to cook or plan a meal

I want to relax

Then ofcourse you would answer the phone and take care of the cat

What changed didn't seem much of a vacation

The only thing different we didn't go to work

Then when we traveled we both enjoyed Las Vegas

There was so much to see and do for free

Lots of walking and nice weather and lots of swimming

The meals are reasonably priced and if we were lucky enough

We could win enough to pay for this vacation and the next one too

We haven't done it yet but still planning and dreaming

Luckily I plan around weddings and parties

Make sure you put the time in early enough so that week won't be blocked

We do make a great team and have so much fun whereever we go and whatever we do

So for all those vacation junkies where is your next vacation planned ?

Are you like me and do all the planning

See how my husband writes the hub and I give a womans touch

To keep focused and don't forget the batteries for the camera

To get those American Express checks to make life so much easier

Have the car rental set up for easy pick up at the airport

So we don't have to take a cab to go to the other side of town

I tell you from experience it wasn't fun or cheap

Leave earlier just encase a snowstorm comes

Been there done that too

It is no fun being stuck on the way to the airport

Then again don't leave your wallet in the airport because it was left with your jacket

It sounds silly but mistakes our made when your flight gets delayed

To your defense

You get hot and are not use to carrying your luggage

Well Bon Voyage and have a safe trip

We will see you soon unless your a lucky dog and get to go for two weeks

To Hawaii or on a cruise for ten days

That's the ultimate

See you when you get back with that dark tan in the middle of the winter

Most of all have a safe trip and leave your worries at the mall

Where noone will call

Don't forget to leave an emergency number just incase

The unexpected sometimes happens it is good to have a plan

On our honeymoon we didn't shut the freezer door hard enough

So we came home to an open door and lots of defrosted food

What a mess and one big mistake

Now I do one last check around the house just to be sure

Then we come home relaxed and our heads in the clouds

From another vacation worth its weight in gold


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      GypsyRose Lee That is when you know your vacation is the best it has ever been.Dim Flaxenwick So nice to see everyone on vacation and enjoying life and all it's wonderful beauty.When we learn vacation time does not have to be limited to a couple weeks a year.Like retirement enjoying every day in a special way that takes us on a vacation that will never end.shiningirisheyes Just go and rekindle the joys of life and you will find work and all the things you left behind hardly change and the things that do would of changed anyway with or without you.Thanx everyone for reading and sharing.

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Dream on - After reading this, you have me dreaming of a much needed vacation as well. As your wonderful hub states, so many excuses come to my head when wondering whether or not to go.

      Great write

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      Good thoughta and expressions that we all go through at vacation time. Nicely done....

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Any vacation is a pleasure especially when you can do as you please and really enjoy yourself.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Eiddwen Now I have to put the hours in work so my next vacation can be so much fun.Thanx for sharing.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Then we come home relaxed and our heads in the clouds

      From another vacation worth its weight in gold

      Brilliant and a great share. Have a wonderful weekend.


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force You live where others vacation.So each day you live their dream vacation in Florida.Enjoy your day as well.It is so nice to know a good person and friend.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM are welcome..have a wonderful week-end...

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force I loved your hub so much it brought memories flooding in.The rest just came flowing like a river down stream.Vacations are truely wonderful.Thanx again.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...Funny but when we were young we always needed a vacation after the we always made it a rule to arrive home 2-3 days before having to return to wrok ( but don't tell everyone you're back ) this way the daily routine is easier to slide into...loved you hub..sounds like you could use a break...glad I helped inspire you..that was the highest compliment ..thanks...

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      acaetnna Nice thoughts and that's a sweet vacation for two nobody can resist.I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't booking it right now.Enjoy and as always thanx for reading and making my non vacation days fun.

    • acaetnna profile image


      6 years ago from Guildford

      Wow a vacation right now would be truly wonderful. Somewhere beautifully hot. Walking hand in hand, of course with my favourite man, on a deserted sandy beach. Awesome thoughts!


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