Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Five: Taking a Break

Songbird from RevGals writes from the frozen Northeast:

Where we live, it's February School Vacation Week!

Yes, that's an odd thing, a vacation extending President's Day. But it's part of our lives here. Some people go South or go skiing, but we always stay home and find more humble amusements.

In that spirit, I offer this Taking a Break Friday Five.

Tell us how you would spend:
1. a 15 minute break: Likely to spend it cruising Facebook or wrapping my hands around a warm mug of something. IT. IS. COLD!!!!

2. an afternoon off: Easy. A nap. A nice, long, cosied-up on the waterbed with a cat, NAP. (Can you tell the caffeine hasn't kicked in yet?)

3. an unexpected free day: "Free Day" as in no work, no school??? WOW. What's that? Well, I can dream... Probably persuade the Bearded Brewer to take off as well and take Metro down to an art museum and a leisurely lunch.

4. a week's vacation: The beach. I'm SOOooo there. Maybe pick up some family members to join us.

5. a sabbatical: I'd like to take a month or two at each of the following places:
(it goes without saying that I'd take the Bearded Brewer with me!)

- Ireland, probably near the Cliffs of Moher

- Hawaii (I'm sure they need someone for pulpit supply!)

- The Cascades mountain range

- Bavarian Alps (I hear a spa calling my name!)

- Northumbria Community (read more about it here!)

- Paris, for a cup of hot cocoa on our way home.

BONUS QUESTION: What break would I really like to have?
I would love to have family vacations, my vacations and breaks from our respective schools to all coincide. Because as it was last year, my kid's spring break is during Holy Week. And I will be in the death throes of writing papers. Actually, I have summer 2010 in my sights. I will finally be DONE DONE DONE with my M.Div.

(What will I do with my free time after I graduate? I know! Go on a sabbatical!! And maybe, just maybe, I'd come home after that sabbatical. I'll think about it...)



RevDrKate said...

Ooooh...beach, Ireland....can I go too?

DogBlogger said...

Oh, the pictures are inspiring! I want to start making some getaway plans.... or at least some cocoa.

Sophia said...

I love your sabbatical picks!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I would so love a nap!

Auntie Knickers said...

Inspiring and beautiful pictures of places to go, and so true about the school vacations -- they just aren't scheduled very well for clergy families, or even for lay families who do a lot of things at church (or for the youth choir directors, etc. who have to schedule around them!)

Songbird said...

I try to wrap my hands around a warm mug every day!