“The last time I went on vacation, I …” FTSF #3

This post is written in response to the “Finish The Sentence Friday Blog Hop (FTSF #3) hosted by Janine @ Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic and Kate @ Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine with My Morning Quiet Time.  I plan to “finish the sentence” each week for my Saturday post.

Finish the Sentence Friday

This week’s prompt: “The last time I went on vacation, I …”

… stayed in my pjs all day.  This is one of my all-time favorite things to do.  Although it does have its setbacks … usually physical inactivity and lack of going out and exploring the world.

But sometimes I just need that.  Although there are so many things I want to do and explore (especially while on vacation) … Sometimes I just need to be.  Just be.  And relax.  Not do.  Just be.

The last time I was on vacation was last fall on my annual crafting group weekend with my girlfriends.  No kids.  No husbands.  Just the girls, food, wine, and craft supplies.

And if that doesn’t sound heavenly already, listen to the location … an amazing custom built “cottage” nestled high in the rocky cliffs between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau (in the “pinky” for those of you that know Michigan mitten geography!)  The location is simply breathtaking … tons to explore, beautiful beaches to walk along … but I stayed in my pjs.

I stayed in my pjs and stared out the window … the weather was crazy that day.  Perfect pjs weather really.  Extreme “Michigan” weather, changing every few minutes … sunny, cloudy, raining, hailing, repeat.

I stayed in my pjs and crafted … these are some things I made that weekend.

I stayed in my pjs … because I could … and I needed to.  Because if I can’t take care of myself … how can I help take care of anybody else?

What do you do to refuel?

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Kate Hall

    Yes, that sounds like a great vacation! Too often we go, go, go on our vacations. I’m learning that that’s not a way to refuel. It seems that staying in one place is the best way for me to do it. I enjoyed looking at your crafts – they’re beautiful. What a fun, relaxing time. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Julie DeNeen

    I love love staying in PJs. In fact, I’m not sure why people should actually wear clothes 🙂 Coming from the FTSF link up!

  3. Janine Huldie

    That sounds heavenly and if could would stay in my PJs all day, too. Thanks for linking up with us again and look forward to next weeks now, too!! 🙂

  4. Azara

    This is how I refuel too. I love to do activities and experience things on vacation, but at the end of it I need some solid PJs time. (FTSF)

  5. Stephanie @ Mommy, for real.

    Ohhhh, a vacation in my pajamas sounds like a dream! With friends, wine, and no kids? Sign me up! Excited to see your blog for the first time!

  6. Melanie Chisnall

    I’ve been telling my husband for a while now that I think it’s time we had one of those days. One of my favourite memories was when we were both sick with flu. We hauled the mattress into the lounge and spent the entire weekend watching TV, napping, and cuddling. It was great. Seems like we never find enough time these days to just do nothing. Your holiday in PJs sounds awesome. Going to try and jot that in somewhere…might be easier in winter time though! (FTSF)

  7. Josie Bisett

    Hi Laura, I had trouble finding you this week! I tried to find you from the comment you left on my post and it took me to your profile and your first ever post. I knew I’d read your post last Friday, so I thought I was going crazy for a minute! Anyway I did the leg work and here I am – and glad of it! My SIL does those girly craft weekends and not being a crafter myself, I never saw the appeal. Now I get it! PJs, wine, girlfriends…… Maybe I’m a crafter after all!!

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