June 29, 2008 at 2:37 am 4 comments

Yes, it’s summer, and lots of people are going on vacations. In our house, and many others around this gas-price-obscene country of ours, we are instead going on a “stay-cation.”

What’s a stay-cation, you ask? Staying home and relaxing. Enjoying one another’s company. Checking out of constant email contact and daily computer time. Letting voicemail pick up sometimes. Watching Netflix DVDs in the evenings after the child is sleeping. Taking family walks to the playground after dinner. Eating lazy pancake breakfasts on weekdays. Having picnic lunches at the nearby beach. Enjoying leisurely visits from out-of-town friends and family. Vacation, but at home.

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

So, for the month of July, I will be on stay-cation. I hope you’ll come back and see me again in August when I will return to my writing and hard-thinking work. And I hope you all enjoy the month, as I will, taking a little time to think less and relax more.

** P.S. If you actually do want to do some great thinking in July on Having Enough-type topics, I recommend checking out these two books (we can talk about them in August!):

Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself by Amy Richards

Living Simply With Children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids by Marie Sherlock


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sugar  |  June 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Great idea for saving on the travel expense, that’s for sure. The only flaw (and it’s a big one, to me) is that being at home keeps the daily chores top of mind. I’ve recently sent out an invitation to swap homes with some people in-state. We have so much to see here and I want to go back up there to visit. Hopefully, that will be a good option somewhere between staying and going all out. Balance is a beautiful thing!

  • 2. bridge  |  July 3, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Love stay-cation. Its saves a lot of $ 😉

  • 3. thefamilyedge  |  July 5, 2008 at 11:15 am

    ok, is it ok for me to say I’m envious. Yes yes yes, the round the world adventure might sound like a good idea, but Megan, I think you can guess at least 12 of the 43 reasons why it could be more trouble than it’s worth:) Wish we could come visit!

  • 4. sadaf  |  July 19, 2008 at 2:47 am

    It’s also a chance to just reconnect with the pleasures of your own space. It’s a way of slowing down and appreciating the pleasures of your own locality, exploring your space, and indulging in simple things. Plus, there’s something to be said for not having to pack!



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