Thursday, March 10, 2016

ONE HOUR VACATION


Have you ever had a one hour vacation.  I had just that today.  I needed to make a bank run and our bank is in Old Town Monrovia.  After my banking, I stopped at the Old Town Bistro and enjoyed a Monte Cristo sandwich, fresh fruit and a steaming cup of coffee with cream.  I sat at a little table outside, the town clock above me and that's when I chuckled to myself and said I feel like I'm on vacation, a ONE HOUR vacation.

With my hour vacation over, and half of my sandwich and fruit in a take home for my dearest, I resolved to take one hour vacations more often.  It was delightful.

When I got home, I was refreshed and smiling as I did a load of laundry, balanced my check books, fixed a nice chef salad for dinner before we got ready to go to Wednesday night church.

It was a very good day.   I would encourage you to take an HOUR vacation soon.

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  1. Wanda, I am all for that kind of vacation. It doesn't take a lot of money either. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Since I brought home half of my delightful Monte Cristo Sandwich..my hubby enjoyed my one hour vacation too and we got two meals for the price of one!!!! Win-Win.

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  2. Wow this is a great idea!!
    I will
    xox

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    1. So glad you are goint to do it!!! Have fun!!

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    1. It was my best idea of the week!!

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  4. Ann and I have been working on perfecting the staycation. It is amazing what small joys a retired person (who cannot travel) can add to their lives if they use a bit of imagination.

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    1. Don't you love it Bob. Being retired can be very fun if you let your imagination flow, and then go with the flow!!! Hugs to you and Ann.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! I think we all need moments like this in our lives.

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    1. That's just it....it wasn't a week or even a day...just a few "moments" and what a difference it made in my day!!

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  6. I love the idea of a one hour vacation. I've taken one day, but never one hour. You have inspired me. I think I'm going to do this.

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    1. Kathy, let me know what you come up with for your One Hour vacation!!! Lots of possibilities. I thinking about another one real soon.

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  7. Wanda, I love this one hour vacation idea. Sometimes I do things like that, but now I will borrow your fun thing to call them: one hour vacations.

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    1. Hi Terra ~ See you are already doing it...Now it has a new name.
      Hugs

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  8. Times of refreshing. I love it. Something about being outside a bistro makes it even more like a vacation.

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    1. It was just that....outside, lovely weather, seeing folks walk by, and the food was outstanding. Good for the soul and the tummy.

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  9. I think an hour vacation in Monrovia sounds perfect!
    :0)

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    1. HaHa,,,,you've been there! Wasn't that fun that night at the street fair and dinner at Rudy's Mexican Cafe. I'm sure I'll be back again. Hugs

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  10. That's a very nice idea! I've done one hour spas...bubble bath during the day with a facial and pedicure. Does that count? It was lovely, too. Now if I'd just added a Monte Cristo sandwich, it would have been perfect!

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    1. Yes, that counts big time. That Monte Cristo would have been the icing on the cake.

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  11. Here's to more one hour vacations for us all! The sandwich sounds good!

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  12. I could use one!!!! Actually, I took a one hour treat on Tuesday!
    LOVED how YOUR hour looked!

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    1. I've always known you know how to make the best of small amounts of time. You are a master at that....It was a grea HOUR. Looking forward to another one soon.

      Hugs

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  13. Looks like you enjoyed your hour holiday... hourday!
    I try to do those too. Sometimes it's as simple as going up to my rooftop garden with a sandwich and watching the boats on the lake.
    Yours looked perfect. xox

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  14. OOh, yes, I'm good at that and glad you took yours. Yes, more are certainly in order! :)

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