Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Staycation

I hope that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  Mine was filled with a nice dinner out (yes, actually with a deal voucher), pool time, grilling, and an adventure with some work friends.  I considered a weekend trip away, but ended up going with the staycation model, and it was great.  There was no travel expense or travel stress, and we were able to relax and treat it like a real vacation, while still doing the normal things (go to the grocery store, go to the gym) that I often feel behind on when I get back from a trip.

This was a great reminder that any weekend  can feel truly relaxing when you get your to-do list done in advance (or most of it at least), and can focus most of the weekend truly enjoying the break with deliberate relaxation with people you want to spend time with.

I considered doing some Labor Day deal shopping, but ended up taking a pass.  The h.h. gregg ad was tempting though.  Their sale is actually extended through September 7 if you're in the market for appliances or electronics.  Updating my kitchen is on my to-do list, but it's such a big expense and overall project that I've been putting it off.  Had I gotten the measure done in advance, I would be jumping all over their prices.  I am going to save the print ad and see how the prices compare to their holiday weekend deals the next few months.

Happy September!

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