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“What Do You Mean It’s Time to Go Home?” (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 01 2018Views/Reads: 701/451Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Driving home, she gave a detailed description of all the wonderful purchases she made at those thrift stores. It made her happy and therefore I was happy. That is what it means to “walk together.”

We had just started our vacation, or so I thought, when the Gracious
Mistress of the Parsonage said, “Hurry up; it's time to go home.” 

I have been married to my wife for almost 46 years and during that time,
she has always teased me and tried to get my goat. My goat has long 
been gotten. So, I thought she was trying to tease me about our 
vacation time. 

As she said that, I noticed she was packing her suitcase. That was just
strange. She is really going all out to fool me into thinking it is 
time to go home. I, however, know better and cannot be fooled even by 

I laughed most heartily and said, “That's a good one, but you can't fool
me. We're on vacation.” 

When she was planning the vacation, it took her quite a while to
convince me we were going on vacation. I get so caught up in “life,” 
that I often do not realize I need to take a break every once in a 
while. However, when I take a break, I Take a Break. 

Looking at me rather strangely, she said, “Our vacation is over and we
need to go home.” 

“But, I thought we were supposed to be on vacation for a week. Why do
you want to go home early?” 

“Oh, silly boy, we have been here for a week and our time is up and we
must go home.” 

All I could do was just stare at her. I honestly thought we were only
halfway through our vacation. Where does time go when you are trying to 

I started the vacation with only one plan and that was to do nothing. I
was just beginning to enjoy this “Nothing Plan” and needed a few more 
days to perfect it. 

I guess I do have some of an obsessive aspect to my nature. When I start
something, I don't want to stop until I have finished it. That's just a 
philosophy that I have had since I was a young boy. Why start something 
if you are not going to finish it? And, why start something new until 
you have finished what you had been doing? 

That is why planning a vacation is so difficult. Whatever I am doing at
the time I am obsessive about finishing it before going on to the next 
project. If I am working on a book, I cannot stop until it is finished 
and sent to the publisher. That is just my nature. 

“Well,” my wife said in a more joyful mood, “we did have a wonderful
time here on our vacation. Don't you agree?” 

I had to stop and process that thought. Certainly, I agreed with her on
that level. Where I disagreed was that it was over. “Yes, we sure did 
have a good time, but I have a hard time believing it's over already.” 

She just laughed at me and finished packing her suitcase. 

When on vacation, I usually do not take my watch. I do not want to know
what time it is. Lunchtime is when I'm hungry and close to some 
restaurant. Nap time, is when I'm tired. No schedule. Just enjoying the 
moment I'm in at the time. 

For my wife, vacation time gets her best planning schedule. Most of that
schedule has to do with thrift stores. Every day in our vacation, she 
visited several thrift stores and brought back what she thought were 

I have learned long ago that when she is excited about one of her
“goodies,” I join in her excitement. Most of the time I have no idea 
what it is, but what does that have to do with anything? 

“Look what I got,” she says as she burst into the hotel room, “and I
only paid $3 for it. Wasn't that a bargain?” 

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