A few weeks ago I posted about my idea to use my mid year bonus (paid at end of June) on some kind of vacation for DH and I this year. My thoughts were some trip we could drive to (dh likes to drive) or an Alaskan cruise. My other idea (which doesn't use any money, but uses up some of my oodles of PTO hours) was to take off Friday's this summer. My boss ok'd that idea and it has been really appealing to me. I haven't brought either idea up to DH the past couple of weeks, because he has been so moody and crabby, but today (now in a better mood) he mentioned "we should go on a trip somewhere". I told him I get my mid year bonus in a few weeks and thought we should take a vacation. He asked what my ideas were so I threw out a few suggestions. As I totally called it (when DD and I were talking about it the other day), he had a reason to turn down every suggestion.
My first was a drive to sight see Yellowstone National Park. His reason for saying no: too many people there. My next suggestion was a drive to mid-west to take in some of the dirt track racing he loves. This was the idea that seemed to appeal to him the most (I figured it would) but even that he had reasons not to. He doesn't want to be traveling and always wake up feeling sick (like he does every day at home) and not feel like going and doing stuff. My third suggestion was the cruise, which he said would be fun, but then you get to ports and have to go do stuff and he didn't want to do that. Good grief! Flying is out - I HATE flying with him. He is too stressed and can't just go with the flow.
So, I just dropped it and didn't try to persuade him any further. He's the type that needs to think on things for awhile. He'll complain that he never gets to go on a vacation, but now that he can he probably won't take one, but at least he can't use it on me to complain to me any longer!
Taking Friday's off for July and August just keeps sounding better and better to me. 3 day weekends!
Meanwhile, tomorrow is my one day mini vacation. I am so excited for it. Once I drop DD off at college for her test (which could take up to 2 hours) I am heading to the water! A nice walk, lots of sun, just sit and relax until she calls to tell me to pick her up. Then we will drive back towards home and stop halfway to do some antique store shopping and have lunch. The weather will be mid 80's. It all just sounds like a perfect day to me.