Today we were in Hobby Lobby and as I was walking through the store, this jumped out at me:
On the way home, I told Vince . . this is my motto, and showed it to him. He said “I think that’s been your motto since I’ve known you!
Neither of us like to travel and I’ve always said that everything I love is right here at home. There are places I’d like to see but probably about a day would be all I could do it and then I’d be ready to go home. We’ve never, in 20+ years of being married, gone on a real vacation.
Once when Vince was working for a different company, their corporate offices were in upstate New York so one summer, we went up there, visited his brother for a few days, spent about a week at a place on Canandaigua Lake (the place was also owned by the company he worked for so since Vince was working, it was a free stay. We left there, went to Vermont to the Vermont Quilt Festival and then took four or five days to drive back to Kentucky. It was fun but while Vince was working, I had the days in the condo by myself. We had Speck with us and I’m sure I had a sewing machine with me.
Otherwise, we rented cabins in north Georgia usually for spring break so Vince and Chad could fish; we go to my uncle’s lakehouse in Louisiana a couple of times a year but other than that . . we’re homebodies and traveling is not something we enjoy.
So, I think I’ve created a life from which I do not need a vacation.
I’m not saying those who take vacations don’t have a good life at home . . if we liked traveling, we’d probably take vacations. I think the “good life” is knowing what each person wants, working it out together and doing what works for you . . then, it’s a good life!