As of five o’clock this afternoon, I will officially be on my first holiday in over two years. It’s been a very, very, very long wait. As I am sure you can imagine. If you remember from this post, the last day of work before a vacation is my absolute favourite day. So I am pretty excited this morning. Even the flakes of snow in the air can’t bring me down!
There is more. Not only am I taking a week off from my job, I am also taking my very first vacation from blogging. Every week day since November 1st 2010, I have sat myself on this couch with my open laptop and attempted to write something mildly entertaining. Some days ideas come to me faster than others. But even when I am tossing and turning all night, straining my brain to come up with a smidgen of a topic, I’ve never not had a good time. Blogging has been a blast and has opened up new worlds for me in so many ways. Nonetheless, I am still really looking forward to a break. A whole week without stressing over what to write! It sounds incredibly good right now.
Don’t worry, kind readers. This doesn’t mean I am abandoning you. Blogging is a job I take very seriously. I knew I couldn’t very well go on holiday without having someone to cover me. The guilt alone would disturb all the afternoon naps I plan on taking. Evil little computers would be dancing through my head. To prevent such nightmares, I have asked some of my fellow bloggers to guest post in my absence. I have no doubt they will be an excellent substitution. Having read some of the posts already, I can’t wait to share them with you all. In fact, I am a little worried the other writers will do such a fantastic job, you will be disappointed when I return.
Of course, I will have one more official post before I start my vacation as I still have to show off Shiva’s first Halloween costume! This will be her third October with us but the only time I have ever dressed her up. Last year on October 31st, I thought of a terrific idea but it was much too late to pull off. I promised myself I would do it this year. Being who I am, despite having a year to plan, I still left it to the last minute. Thus, it is a little haphazard. Hopefully it will at least be recognizable. Hopefully, I will be able to get Shiva to wear it long enough to get a photo!