V

It’s V week! With lots of graduations going on—makes me think of the word Valedictorian!
V is for Valedictorian? It could be, but really, what would I know about that?

With lots of graduations going on—also makes me think of Vacation!
Vacation all I ever wanted! Vacation had to get away!

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Summer vacation is upon us… School’s out and so is the sun!
(Well, a blogger can dream, right?)

Do you have any get-away plans for the upcoming months?
Or is not being in school get-away enough?

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It seems like people don’t wait for summer anymore, they go on vacation whenever they can—or want.

Dave and I dream of nice vacations, but lately every year has brought some big and (oftentimes unexpected) expense. One year it was a much needed roof. Then I got a new car. Another was the addition to the house. And of course this year it’s the wedding.
Maybe next year?

Sometimes we extend his mandatory business conferences to get our vacation fix. I didn’t go to Florida with him this past spring, but I think I may join him in the fall for either Vegas or Highpoint. They’re quick trips, but they still count.

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(we stopped by Utah on our way to Vegas last time)

Being on vacation is awesome! No rules and unlimited spending!
Can’t beat “Vacation Mentality!” Ha.
I find the thought process fascinating.
I know you know what I mean…

Go ahead and buy it, it’s vacation!
Go ahead and eat it, it’s vacation!
Go ahead and braid it, it’s vacation!
(honestly, does anyone get braids at the mall on a Tuesday just because?!)
Vegas didn’t create the “What happens (on vacation) Stays (on vacation)” credo, they just endorsed it. (BIG TIME!)

You have a different perspective on vacation.
At home, if you want to spend an afternoon by the pool, you’d better make sure you get the lawn mowed first. But on vacation, it’s not your lawn!
On vacation, your priorities have shifted. At home, you have to earn your fun.
On vacation, fun is your only goal. You’ve earned the vacation, right?!
Maybe you’ll wash dishes, maybe you won’t. (Maybe you’ll stay in a hotel where you don’t have to!)
Maybe you’ll do laundry, maybe you’ll just buy new clothes.
Maybe you’ll strive for some healthy eating, maybe you’ll dine on Flying J donuts and super guzzles every four to six hours depending on the size of your gas tank and/or bladder.

We keep a “weird list” when we go on vacation. A few weeks ago, Dave and I got stopped on our way to Rockford for about ten minutes by approximately five hundred motorcycles as they paraded through the intersection. We had never seen anything like that. They just kept coming and coming, a long trail of oddly spaced headlamps cresting over the hill ahead. I told Dave, “You know, if we were on vacation, I’d totally write this down!”

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So why aren’t everyday weird events worthy of a list?

Because there’s just something about Vacation.

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About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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