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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 by Candace Havens
Vacations are for Sissies

The title of this particular blog is a joke. I want to be clear about that. I may not take vacations, but I highly recommend them. I hear people come back refreshed and ready to groove. I haven’t had much luck with vacations. Every time I leave for five days away, that aren’t work related, something bad happens. Last year was my first vacation in fifteen years. The day after I returned, my Grandmother died. Fifteen years before that, the day after I returned my company announced everything was moving to New York and that everyone but me and my editor would lose their jobs.

I know that these are just coincidences, but… For me, who has so many irons in the fires it would probably be a good idea to take a vacation now and then. I tend to burn the candle at both ends for long stretches at a time. My motto has always been I can rest when I’m dead. Unfortunately, my Doc tells me that could be sooner rather than later if I don’t slow down.

What evs.

Though this weekend, since it is the Fourth of July here in America, I’m going to take at least three days off. Last week I promised my family five, but things come up. I don’t know about you guys, but I have to work so hard before and after days off, it’s almost not worth it. But even I admit I need some rest.

So what does one do on a staycation? Me, well I’m going to read and watch bad TV. Maybe go to a movie, though that’s tougher since I’ve seen most of them. And that’s it. Well, there will be lots of sleeping and eating thrown in here and there.

I want to read things I don’t have to edit or proof or give an opinion on. I don’t know that I’ll do it this weekend, but I definitely want to re-read “Dealthy Hollows.” Did you see the new Harry Potter trailer? I cannot wait! Gena Showalter, one of my favorite authors had a new one out, “Darkest Lie,” which is going on the summer reading list. I’m kind of in mystery mode so I might check out Annette Blair’s new one “Death by Diamonds.” And I’m in the mood for something really different. Maybe something supernatural that doesn’t involve werewolves and vampires.

Please I want your suggestions for summer reads, and I want to know what you do for staycations?