Yes, I think it would be nice to see the pyramids, visit Tokyo or trek through Europe, and if I ever have a huge influx of cash, I just might do those things. However, for the most part, I was made for simpler pleasures.
I took a couple of days off work and tacked them onto the weekend. I got a number of things off my to-do list. The bushes in the front yard now look civilized. I cooked dinner for the family outside several times, once under an umbrella because of the rain. I made lamb stew inside. I got about 2/3 of my office/radio room/music room cleaned. I got in a little guitar practice. It was good.
The reason I work is because it allows me to have a home and a place to be with my family. When I’m off work, home is where I want to be. Give me a few projects so I can have a sense of accomplishment and I’m good. Throw in a nap and a chance to watch a favorite movie and it’s great.
The Beatles put it best in “A Hard Day’s Night.”
When I’m home, everything’s going to be right.
This morning it’s back to work, but there’s a weekend coming up in only 4 days.