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Headed out for ‘stay-cation’

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, November 28th, 2008 at 2:56 pm in Uncategorized, Vorderblog.

Vorderbrueggen at the helm of a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay

Vorderbrueggen at the helm of a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay

It has been a long election season and I’m headed out for stay-cation, one of those vacations where you stay home and do all the stuff you haven’t done in a year like clean the closets and clear off the home office desk and go to the gym more often.

I am also eagerly awaiting the imminent birth of our third grandchild. Our daughter-in-law delivered our second grandbaby on Nov. 24. Our daughter is expected to deliver her first child any minute now and she wants us present for the birth.

And there’s Christmas presents to buy and those Christmas cards to write, too. I’ll have more than enough to keep me busy.

We will most likely find reason to sail, too. A day on the water is always better than a day off the water.

Yes, it is hard to leave the political desk on the eve of a new presidency and all the politics swirling around the appointments and the inauguration.

But the boss has ordered me out of the building as I have accrued the maximum number of vacation hours allowed and as such, I am a financial liability on the corporate books. In these uncertain employment times, one tries to be as cooperative as possible, if you know what I mean.

So, I will go.

But I won’t be far and you might still see me posting to this blog if political events warrant an interruption in my efforts to locate the surface of my home office desk. If I’m on the  Bay, don’t count on it, though.

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  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com BGR

    Congrats on the new grandson!

  • http://www.arnesimonsen.com Arne Simonsen

    Congratulations, Grandma! You’ll be catching up with my wife (aka “Nana” and I aka “Papa”) really soon!

    And you look really good at the helm of that sailboat, Lisa :)

  • Cindy Rubin

    Lisa- You did an amazing job this election season and deserve a break. Enjoy your stay-cation and congratulations on your new grandchildren.

    Wishing you the best this holiday season.

  • Harmon West

    Lisa,
    Congratulations!! Please pass along my warmest regards to the new parents.

  • Freak of the far right

    Lisa why don’t you get someone tp fill in for you
    while you are gone on vacation.

    Congratulations, Grandma!

  • RR

    A cautionary note: Don’t stay away too long or Medianews will outsource your beat.