You Know It’s Time for Vacation When . . .

  • Your brain turns to sludge at the thought of starting a new project.
  • You would rather pet your dog than write another blog post.
  • You don’t care if your desk is a disaster area and how much more efficient you could be if you just cleared it off.
  • You begin drafting your “out of office” message a week before you’re out of the office.
  • You devote your creative problem-solving skills to convincing the family that it would be nice to go out to dinner for pizza instead of cooking something nutritious.
  • You find a dozen different fascinating questions to research online that have nothing to do with what’s left on your to-do list.
  • You stop adding items to your to-do list because you don’t want to do any of them.
  • Your body starts malfunctioning in all sorts of strange ways just days before you’re scheduled to leave town, causing you to need yet one more doctor’s appointment.
  • You can’t stand the idea of yet one more doctor’s appointment and try to talk yourself out of your symptoms.
  • You go to the doctor’s office after crying about your symptoms to your spouse and find out everything is stress-related and it’s time for vacation.

Evelyn Herwitz blogs weekly about living fully with chronic disease, the inside of baseballs, turtles and frogs, J.S. Bach, the meaning of life and whatever else she happens to be thinking about at


  1. So true….Hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing time.

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