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Prescription: a week's vacation in Hawaii
January 2nd, 2013

I have been very tired. For over a month, I can't seem to get myself together. It's one thing or another - a late event at work, a head cold that came from school and went around the family twice, an entertainment blitz with two dear out-of-town visitors back to back, an early morning at work, an overnight wake up from a small child, and so on and so forth.

I went to the doctor for a physical, which I haven't done in a few years. I suspected I'm just feeling what every other working mother feels at some point or another, and that this is normal. (This is, right?) I asked for bloodwork and such, just to be sure.

Test results were normal. As the doctor and I suspected, I'm just a working mom. "When I worked in New York, I'd write my patients a prescription for a week's vacation in Hawaii. Now I live in Hawaii, but that's still my advice," he laughed.

December is my busy time at work. I can't take off, but I did give my blessing for Claus to take Olivia on a ski trip. "My husband and kid are gone all week on a vacation," I said. "That's kinda like time off for me."

We laughed and decided it actually might be better than a vacation.

5 Responses to “Prescription: a week's vacation in Hawaii”

  1. Ken Conklin:

    I've had a 21-year vacation in Hawaii, but I still need lots more.

  2. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:
    it is a vacation. however, vacationing by yourself isn't as fun as with your family. you might begin to miss them.

  3. Kage:

    Enjoy your quiet time.

  4. lowtone123:

    That's better than a vacation. You get to sleep in your own bed and you don't have to travel anywhere (unless you want to).

  5. M:

    Just relax and have some girls night out....

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