Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Five: Taking a Break!

This morning at the Revgals, Songbird offers us a Friday Five about taking breaks!

Where we live, it's February School Vacation Week! (It's Reading Week here in Prairie City too!)

Yes, that's an odd thing, a vacation extending President's Day. (We have Family 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

I would get a cup of tea, read some blogs, play Word Twist on Facebook, go for a walk, read the student newspaper, check the news, phone my hubby... probably not all those things though.

2. an afternoon off

I might go and do a really big grocery run at Gigantic Chain Grocery Store, or I'd go shopping for the fabric I need to repair our couches, or I'd have coffee with a friend, or make a more elaborate dinner than normal.

3. an unexpected free day

I think that I would pick a project around the house and take it on if I had a whole day with nothing else to do. Likely candidates include the aforementioned couch repair, or painting in the basement, or replacing the lino on the stairs, or cleaning up our downstairs rooms.

4. a week's vacation

Oh, so many placed I'd like to go but for only a week, I think I might head to Boston to see a ball game, visit Harvard, eat some great meals, etc.

5. a sabbatical

Oh wow. A whole sabbatical!! I'd like to do something fairly major in the way of food and wine touring, either in Europe or South America... or both. (I'm assuming that this sabbatical comes with a spending allowance.)


Julie said...

A sabbatical with a spending allowance would be AWESOME! Great play! :)

Kathryn said...

Europe includes England, right? I'm all in favour of that option, as long as I'm not on my fantasy sabbatical back in India at the time :-)
Oh...and the comments verification wotsit is.."Socking". isn't that fab!?

Songbird said...

Absolutely a spending allowance! We live to dream!