Geeze, it seems like I’ve been on vacation A LOT lately! And no.. I’m not complaining! Trust me! I get 4 weeks of vacation which, because I work 12 hour shifts, doesn’t really equal 4 Mon-Fri weeks worth of vacation. Instead of 40 hours to cover a Mon-Fri shift, it takes 48 hours for me to cover my standard 2 days, 2 nights off. But that’s ok, because when I take off a shift, I am away from the office for 12 days, compared to someone who is off for 9. I think that it’s a great trade-off!
I’d love to be able to spread my vacation around a little more, but I am last man on the totem pole when it comes to selecting time off, so I’m basically stuck with what I get. I am extremely lucky that the guys on my team even allow me to take vacation during a time when the ground is not covered with snow! They could pretty well shut me out completely, but choose to leave me a little bit in the late spring/early summer period. And that’s right now! After this, I’m done until 2011.
This vacation will be much different than any of the others. This time I’m going to have my kids for the entire duration. That should be a shock for everyone involved! Today is actually the first day of their summer vacation, so I’m hoping that it will be a few days before the “I’m boooooooreeed” starts! I’ve talked to a few different people for ideas on keeping the little rugrats busy. Much of it will come down to weather, of course, but I’ve got a few things lined up.
I hope to have some good memories (and plenty of blog fodder) from the next 12 days! ♥
Oh, and if anyone has any great ideas, I’m open to them! It’s either that, or I ship them out as rottweiler caregivers.