I don't "vacation" often. Two years ago, I went with my husband for a week to Connecticut. He was working, which was perfect for me. I slept in, relaxed, crocheted a hem-stitched baby blanket, wandered on the beach, and just enjoyed the calm. It was perfection, and I remember Connecticut longingly. The most recent doesn't qualify as a vacation, but last fall, hubby and I drove to my family's house to be there for support when all my dad's affairs hit the fan. It was a very stressful situation, but having a quiet hotel, big soft bed, and good food helped me have one of the more calm and restful weekends I can remember.
Motherhood is hard. Homemaking is hard. I'm not very good at it, and I slack a lot, and am lazy. But I am still so exhausted. I need to get away so that I can come back refreshed ... remembering why I DO love my job at home. I need to wake up refreshed, not exhausted. Just for a couple days. Please?
I need a vacation.