I miss vacation
I miss vacation

I miss vacation

Often, when I tell people that I would be perfectly content to not work & to be a stay-at-home cat-mom, they reply, “Oh, no – you’d get so bored.”

But honestly, I wouldn’t. I like my job – quite a bit, most days. But if I never had to go to work again, and could stay home writing & reading & exercising & working on my garden & doing other little projects all the time, I would be so happy.

However, since the architect is unemployed right now, it’s probably not the best time to be experimenting with unemployment myself. And, since I like things like “paying the mortgage” and “shopping,” it will be a while before I feel comfortable with the whole not working thing.

BUT – today is definitely a day that I wish we were there financially.

Work is not significantly less crazy this week – and tomorrow I have jury duty. Which sucks. I mean, I want to do my civic duty & stuff, but I do not have time to do my civic duty right now – nor will I for many months to come.

Also – my ankle still hurts, and is still a little swollen. I probably shouldn’t run. But I want to. I should probably just wait until Friday, but I brought my stuff, and could go out & do a little trail run. No one would ever know. Except you guys.

Speaking of running, I really want to do a trail race – maybe a 25K or 30K – in June. I am planning on doing a search, but if anyone knows of any good fairly local ones, let me know.


  1. being a stay at home dog-mom for 9 months out of the year is pretty sweet, sorry to rub it in. there are a few days when i get a little bored and watch too much bad reality tv, but then i remember the alternative… work. and i keep on watching that tv with a smile.

    1. I would rub it in, too, if I were you. I almost envy you, and then I watch a couple of episodes of Deadliest Catch and remember that I get motion sickness & look for NON-boat jobs that I can work on for three months. 🙂

  2. Alisa

    Yeah, please don’t run…no ankle-hab for you! Run when it’s no longer swollen.

    I still think I would get bored being at home without a job. Mr. Pi can stay home with the kids if he wants, if we ever have any but me, I need my adult time. =)

    Maybe a cat mom would be different! And..actually, I would like to do it if I’m ever training for an Ironman, I would need all the time to train and recover.

  3. I love being home. Well – it was crazy when the kids were babies, but I still loved it. Now that they’re practically grown (and half of them aren’t even here full time anymore except in the summer) – I still love being home. It doesn’t pay too well, though I am never, ever bored. I always have some training or art quilt or writing to work on. I say go for it as soon as all those snowflakes white out the financial issues. 😀 OH – and take care of that ankle! Maybe a swim instead of a run?

  4. ewww jury duty. I like vacation for awhile…but I’m pretty sure that without kids and no one else off work eventually I’d get pretty bored. ok fine about 5 years ago I was without a job and ya after month one it really sucked to not have anything going all day long

  5. Vacation? I could use one of those – sign me up!

    Glad to see you’re still blogging away over here. I’ve been a bad commenter but I hadn’t heard from you lately! I’m happy to hear that your ankle is holding up though – kind of :o/

  6. i’d sure be willing to giving that stay-at-home thing a shot! when i’m at work, i’m always wishing i was at home creating something or even cooking and cleaning! by the time i get home at night, i hardly have the energy to get everything done that i want to accomplish, and it’s so frustrating!!

    i keep telling the bf to win the lottery, but apparently he has difficulty following directions!

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