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Vacation Soon
Next week I'm going on vacation. I'm taking a full week off of work. I just realized, I don't think I've taken a full week off in.... two years? That's ridiculous, why did I do that to myself? It is so bad for my mental health, and I know that. No wonder I'm stressed out these days. I haven't given my brain time to let go of my job.

Come to think of it I'll still have my classwork next week, so it won't be a complete vacation -- but 9 days (since I get two weekends when I take off a whole week) should be enough time to at least slightly forget about my job and distract myself. It will be good for me. It's been too long. Work and other stuff has been really wearing me down.

My plan is: a few days at home to do nothing. Then fly to Milwaukee and see my sister. Then she and I drive to Chicago to see the rest of the family, and celebrate my and my brother's birthdays. (With cake! Yay!) Then we drive back to Milwaukee, then I'll fly home.

Then it's back to work, although I think I'll be going directly to Ann Arbor for some training. I'll even be staying there for at least a few nights, so I can do "team stuff" in the evening. Still work, but at least not my usual day-to-day stuff.... so hopefully that will still be a wee bit vacation-like.

Then of course it's back to the ol' grind, but I hope I hope I'll be refreshed, more spirited, more ready to see the good and the challenge in what I do. And less stressed. I need that.

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From: kivrin Date: May 29th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vacation, hurrah! I keep doing the "day off here and there for travel" thing and it's just not as refreshing as being gone for a good chunk of time.

Though if I have my dates clear this means no coffee or whatever when I'm in Michigan weekend-after-next... you won't be in Detroit on the 9th, right? Another time, perhaps. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 29th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh darn, you're right! Bummer..... hopefully another time will come along, it would have been neat. *hug*
From: kivrin Date: May 29th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs back* Ah well. Maybe you can recommend a place not too far from the airport where breadandroses and could get some lunch while we're waiting to pick up another wedding guest?
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: May 30th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a Denny's Restaurant located on Middlebelt Road, just outside of the airport. Technically walking distance, but I'd suggest a cab or taking a shuttle bus to the parking lot right next door to the Dennys (of which I cannot remember the name).
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 1st, 2007 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Well let's see. It depends if you want "nearby" or "interesting local stuff".

The nearest places are probably the Dennys already suggested in a previous comment, or a deli called Wheat & Rye.

For Wheat & Rye, head straight out of the airport and it is past the hotels and stuff, about a mile on your left.
7000 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174.
Huge reuben ideal to split, huge stacked ham, great burgers

There's also a Bob Evans on the other side, north of 94.

Now I'd been hoping to recommend middle-eastern food, because Dearborn, right nearby, has the second highest middle-eastern population in the US. But it's not as close to the airport as I'd initially thought, so probably not worth the trip (depends on how long you have I guess!)

La Shish -- East right at the east border of Dearborn on Michigan & 94 is easiest.
12918 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
marsgov From: marsgov Date: May 29th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Assuming I haven't gone stark raving mad while working on this project -- meaning I have time to inhale, exhale, and/or shower -- and you happen to be where Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, and Lincolnwood all meet, we could have tea.
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: May 29th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, you're coming to Milwaukee, where *I* live! You'll have fun!
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the_leewit From: the_leewit Date: May 30th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
As always, you're invited wherever, including the Time Traveller's Wife tour (Bookman's Alley is truly amazing for the neo...)
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