Use It or Lose It
by Bryan on 11/22/2002 at 10:31 AM
in In General
Due to a change in my employer's vacation policy, I must use all of my time off for 2002 before the end of the year, or I lose it. To most of you, this might not seem like a big deal, and really, it isn't, I just get a lot of time off in the final two months of the year.
Let's see, I've been back from Mexico for two weeks now, and already I am on my last day at work prior to another week off. Then it is back in the office for the first three weeks of December, and then so long 2002 - no more work until 2003. I don't know what to do with myself and this time off. I am typically not the type of person to take a week off unless I have plans to go somewhere. Being that I did just go to Mexico, it isn't likely I will be making another trip this year.
What's a guy to do? I could work on my weblog app (by the way, I need a name for it - it was metaBlog, but I don't know if I care for that, and lately I've used blog.NET, but still uncertain), it is way past time for completing that thing. I could probably get a ton of stuff done on it next week. But I just hate staying at home when I am off from work.
I could take my son somewhere. I don't know where. I'd love to go camping with him, but at 2 years 4 months, he is still a little young for enjoying that. We could go visit my mom, but she was just here with us for 5 days. I am going to Austin on Thursday (not sure if the trip will be made pre or post turkey) so that I can make the Texas vs. a&m game Friday morning. Even that leaves me empty. I could go down to Austin a few days early and just hang out. It's a great town for that.
Maybe a shitload of snow will fall between now and my next week off, the end of December. Then I can easily decide what to do - head to Breckenridge for a week of snowboarding. I haven't hit the slopes since winter 2000-2001, when I had my one and only ski-pass. I was so bummed about moving from Colorado back to Texas last Fall that I didn't have the heart to go riding this past winter.
Enough rambling, time to surf for something fun and exciting to do next week!
My 2-year-old son, Ethan, had a great time when we went camping a couple months ago! Of course, he learned how to strike a match, watching us light the campfire every night--don't know how good that was, but we had a really good time with him...
Have fun, whatever you do!
Posted by on 11/23/2002 9:49:45 PM
My 2yo son had a great time when we went camping a couple months ago! I'm sure you'll have fun whatever you decide to do... Two is an exciting age to be, I think!
Posted by on 11/23/2002 9:51:10 PM
(Why did my first comment only appear AFTER I had already entered the second one... thinking my first one didn't take!)
Posted by on 11/23/2002 9:51:45 PM
Hmm...good question. I've never experienced that behavior. Of all the things implemented with the blogging system, the comments piece has been the least problematic. I will look into it.
Regarding camping, did you and your wife go, or just you and your son?
Posted by on 11/24/2002 1:17:21 PM
The comments issue probably is related to the fact that I was not logged in when I first clicked on the Comment link. During the process of logging in (with a few password failures) I must have lost my context... The comment form itself *seemed* to work fine while I was in it... but when I returned to the main page and refreshed, it didn't show up... so I went to enter another comment... this time, *after* I submitted the comment, my first comment appeared in the list!
All three of us went camping... though, apart from an extra set of eyes (extremely valuable), my wife was mostly an observer as she is also pregnant again! So I had to do all the picking up and chasing around! :)
Posted by on 11/24/2002 1:27:15 PM