Random Babblings About Vacations and Modal Sheets

Wow. Vacations are hard work! I was up to my eyeballs in textbooks and assignments for such a long time, and although I was enjoying it greatly, I was also secretly looking forward to SIX weeks (!) of vacation between terms. There were a lot of promises made to myself (and others!) that I’d catch up on non-school-related things that needed doing during this time. Six weeks — that’s nearly forever, in vacation time! Or so I thought. Actually it’s beginning to look like the amount of Real Life I’ve been saving up may have exceeded the amount of vacation I have to deal with it in by quite a large margin.

I find that I’ve grown unaccustomed to unscheduled time. I don’t deal with it very well, I’m afraid. Since there’s no schedule telling me I have to get up and be somewhere, I have no defense against the lure of my modal sheets. Willpower completely fails me. I end up luxuriating in that just-woke-up feeling of perfect temperature, total relaxation, ultimate comfort, and most of all the incredible yummy softness of these heavenly sheets, for “just another minute or two” until I discover that it’s not even morning any more. Sometimes Rusty even gets up before I do!

What’s that? You don’t know what modal sheets are? Ohmygoodness. This is something you should definitely experience. The Jersey ones are the best. Imagine the softness of a cotton t-shirt so old and worn that it’s become practically transparent. Now multiply that by about fifty. That’s what modal sheets feel like. These sheets are so incredible that a few years ago when I gave them to all of my kids for Christmas, they were HAPPY. Teenagers. Receiving linens for Christmas, and LIKING them. Think about it. And GO! Go now and get yourself some! You’ll be glad you listened to me.

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2 Responses to Random Babblings About Vacations and Modal Sheets

  1. Tabor says:


    … or “winter breaks”

    My winter break is only 3 weeks long, and I too made a lot of promises to myself and to others. I have managed to fulfill all of my promises to others, but the promises to myself have been entirely neglected. Oh well, who needs a print server anyways.

    PS- You can see one of the promises that I have fulfilled at firstfool.com. Notice the one post that always remains at the top of the page.

  2. Ruth says:

    Re: Vacations…

    Wow, for a second there I thought you had grown a beard. But then I realized that A) there hasn’t been time since I last saw you for you to have attended law school, and B) you don’t look anything like the guy in the funny hat, even without a beard, and C) unlike yours truly, you probably didn’t have to promise anyone else that you would put up a blog for yourself. 🙂 Good job, though, and excellent choice of software!

    Nursing school puts a lot of emphasis on self care. The reason, obviously, is that if you run yourself into the dirt you certainly aren’t going to be much help to anyone else. I’m actually doing a pretty good job of making sure I do some stuff from my own list this month, so maybe I’ll actually even get my new webserver up. Wouldn’t that be something?

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