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My 24-Hour Virtual Vacation…

I’m going away for a day. A “Be Good To Me Day” ~ we all deserve them.

Not far. But light-years from my routine.

So it’s a virtual vacation…

Being able to spend one day without my brisk mandatory sunrise, afternoon and midnight 45-minute walks with my dog Riley in the Arctic deep-freeze engulfing Toronto right now will be a true vacation for me. There are no breaks for me, when it comes to walking Riley. Rain, snow, sleet, blizzards, seven days a week, three times a day. And Lucy returns in a week. Oh, boy!

When he has to do, we go…

Not having to spend 20-minutes layering myself with acrylic active wear and lacing my snow-pant clad legs into my fake-fur lined Weather-Spirit boots ~ guaranteed to keep my toesies warm in up to minus 20 degree Celsius or -4 Fahrenheit degree weather, will be a real thrill.

I need a break. Everyone does. So does Marty, from me….

Have I ever told you “I’m difficult”…?  Well, I am.

Though apparently, I’m worth it, he says…

For confirmation on that, you would have to ask Marty. (Perhaps I’ll ask him to do a guest post one day. He’s a wonderful writer. He’ll really give you the goods. You can get his perspective on what it’s like living with a perpetually hypomania person. What do you think? Would you like that?)

So, I just wanted you to know I’m not going to continue unfolding my agenda until tomorrow, Wednesday, December 29.

As I mentioned in a comment to “julie” yesterday, this evening, I’m having a “sleepover” at my girlfriend’s and leaving Marty in charge. He’s capable. Very capable actually.

I will not be here, at all…

So, have a lovely 24-hours. I’ll not be online at all, as I do not have a laptop computer. Just an iPhone and we are not joined at the hip or attached by some invisible umbilical chord.

I’m going to pretend that I’m in Tanzania with no Internet access. Or in Rio de Janeiro. Or eastern China with Sonia. Where will I be?

In Cabbagetown, actually, where my friend lives and one of my favourite historic old Toronto neighbourhoods filled with old Victorian houses and co-ops owned by a diverse group of residents who are all house and neighbourhood-proud. This is also the home of the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre, my favourite charity and where I serve as a volunteer member and newly-elected secretary.

Read all about what we do here. This is one of my passions.

Have a wonderful sojourn and why not try to plan “A Be Good To Me Day” for yourself?

You deserve it. Really. This “silly” season is insanely stressful. A little interlude without my wonderful partner may be good for both of us. You can allieviate that whatever mind-numbing stress by simply changing your routine. Even for an afternoon. It’s healing. Renewing. Revitalizing. Good for the soul, spirit, mind and body. Your whole health.

Hugs to you all.



My 24-Hour Virtual Vacation…

Sandy Naiman

Sandy Naiman is a Toronto freelance journalist.

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