Rules For My Vacation


  • Drink three glasses of water every day. I mean it.
  • Read “The Help”
  • Four dollar coffee good; four dollar wine bad.
  • Spend no more than two hours a day cleaning the house.
  • Help the kids clean their rooms. See #4.
  • Eat more vegetables.
  • File every everything that needs to be filed.
  • Mail everything that needs to be mailed.
  • Grate and freeze all the zucchini the neighbors leave on our doorstep.
  • Make zucchini bread.
  • Make zucchini pancakes.
  • Don’t check office email. After Tuesday.
  • Finish cleaning the studio.
  • Finish paintings for the calendar.
  • Finish more paintings.
  • Start calendar design.
  • See a movie.
  • Take one nap per day.
  • Read in the hammock.
  • Go on a date.
  • Take kids to the park.
  • Take kids to a museum.
  • Finish school shopping.
  • Relax.

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