All by myself…

16 Aug

That’s right readers; I’m all by myself this week.

It’s just me and my dogs.  It is now official:  Working bites.  The rest of the fam is off enjoying themselves in the Adirondacks, boating, swimming, waterskiing, etc, while I sit in my cramped office getting bitten by fleas.  That’s right folks, my office has fleas.  What a place to work, huh?  Oh, of course they’re going to do SOMETHING about it, but who knows WHEN they are going to get around to it.  That’s how it works around here.  Something is always supposed to get done.  Rarely does it ACTUALLY get done.

I’d rather be out fishing than here.  Yup, fishing.  Specifically, fly fishing.  It’s something I’ve recently picked up and fallen deeply in love with.  It’s much more challenging than spin fishing, and very calming.  You never notice the time going by when you are fly fishing.  It hits you when you are suddenly unable to see your line due to how dark it’s gotten.  Not at all like being stuck at work where you watch each and every agonizing second go by waiting for quitting time.  You hope and pray that time will just speed up.  Just a little bit.  Just enough to bring quitting time a few minutes early.  Is that too much to ask?  Maybe I’m in the wrong profession….  Actually, I’m 90% sure I’m in the wrong profession.  10% of me likes the vacation and sick time I’ve accumulated…  I want to be like the rest of my family.  I want to teach.  Yup, everyone in my family is a teacher or works in a school system.  What does that mean?  That means that every summer my mom, dad, bro, and sister-in-law spend the entire summer together at the lake.  They have the ability to do nothing all day.  They could spend the entire day on the boat doing nothing but tanning, taking the occasional swim.  I know that they work extremely hard during the school year and earn their time off, but come on!  I want more than a week off to try to cram a full summers worth of activities into 9-10 days.  I think I’m going to have to take 2 weeks off next year.  I need that extra time off to really get away and relax.

2 Responses to “All by myself…”

  1. The Boss August 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Two weeks sounds great!

    • e. rumsey August 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

      Doesn’t it? I want you guys up there all summer. Try to make that happen.

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