Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ahhhh vacation ...

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know that my dream is to be a stay-at-home mom.  I always wanted it.  Of course, slightly impossible dream as a single mom with no lottery wins.  Oh well.  When I get vacation time, even if (actually especially if) it's just staying home I really realllly reallllly appreciate it.

Sure it's frustrating at times, Lucy can be really trying and it's hard to come up with a balance of activities for her and down time.  I am not a toy, and can't alway be at her beck and call.  We don't have the money to always be off doing fun adventures.  Still I am so much happier not having my energy/emotions drained one million different ways between Lucy and work. 

This is the second of two weeks of vacation.  Lucy is also on preschool vacation so we have loads of time together. 

Here is some of what we've done:

did some easy baking

some upper body workout

utilized our last few days of zoo membership

did some ballet moves for the dolphins

some bamboo peekaboo

snuggled with Zep


Leslie said...

How fun!! I totally share your dream of staying home.

Monica Lidya's Mom said...

Another single Mom here trying to use creative visualization to win the Lottery big! I love my job and am blessed to have it but would give it up in second if I could stay home with my girl.

Theresa said...

Looks to me you are making the most of your vacation time. I too love my days off from work.

Kristy said...

the upper body workout where did u get the hanging handle things we need those?

Stacy said...

Kristy - the rings and the brackets were from Ikea, cheap and kinda pretty.