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Some go to the Caribbean for vacation, others caulk windows.

Wheeeee! I’m off work until June 1st! By “off work”, of course, I mean that I won’t be working in an office and can instead devote 23.5 hours every day (c’mon, a girl’s got to sleep sometime) to slaving over various house projects.

Check it: It’s 10:15 AM on the first day of my vacation, and I’ve already caulked a window and done a load of laundry. Now off to IKEA to pick up some storage boxes for closet organization Chez Larsson-style.

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  • Reply puck May 23, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Heh. A girl after my own heart. For the long weekend, we are grilling out with family… but we are recruiting the family to help us paint the trim. So I guess some of us climb ladders as well. 😉

    Good luck! (I wish there was an Ikea near us. I’d like to check it out.)

  • Reply Dawn May 23, 2009 at 11:42 am

    That sounds like my kind of vacation…we are always doing projects….it’s very satisfying but can become a bit maddening…I hope you also get to relax and get some outdoor time 🙂

  • Reply Vicki @ Piccolo Takes All May 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Man, I wish I had your drive. There are so many projects I’d like to get done… But I just can’t seem to get motivated! Maybe after I see how much you get done in the coming week, I’ll be guilted into action.

  • Reply JENN SKI May 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Yeah I’m on my vacation too, I already went to ikea and I plan on going back next week. Organizing is more fun than the Caribbean!

  • Reply jennifer in sf May 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    That is such a great picture for this post! You put my lazy self to shame. Have a great vacation!

  • Reply Reba May 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    This will be a great vicarious vacation for the rest of us! I hope you won’t take a break from blogging… 🙂


  • Reply kellee May 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Just noticed how well Moz would fit in your white/black/yellow office…

  • Reply maya May 23, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    i have that rocker, and yes, that coffee mug too!
    i just don’t have a house yet!

  • Reply Euni May 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Teehee!!! Sounds awesome!!! And you look so cute and happy. 🙂

  • Reply josh (in wonderland) May 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    i could decorate an entire room in only white kassett boxes from ikea. they are perfectly adorable and affordable (sometimes. like that one time i found the square drawer units for 99 cents a piece!)

    enjoy the time off work!

  • Reply annie May 23, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    aw. this has to be the perfect picture. you look so content! ♥

  • Reply Pam May 24, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Anna, you’re a girl after my own heart!! That sounds like the all time best vacation ever. Seriously.

  • Reply alex sunday May 24, 2009 at 5:06 am

    ooh, i look forward to hearing all about what you accomplish in your break!

  • Reply lesley May 24, 2009 at 6:17 am

    that is the cutest photo! have fun!

  • Reply DiP May 24, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I don’t suppose you two (or four!)might be passing our way anytime during this time off??? You know what I said way back on that COLD December 31st! 😉

  • Reply Anne (in Reno) May 25, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Love it! I am re-texturing and painting the walls in my bathroom and it is sucking up the rest of my holiday weekend so I know how you feel. Satisfied, eh?

  • Reply ibb May 25, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Love your determination to “organize” your vacations and “redo” house.
    I have problems when outside is sunny. And of course when I have no time.
    Show lots of photos. They are always inspiring.

    Will visit more often if you don´t mind. And come an visit me if you want.


  • Reply puck May 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm


    Clicked your Chez Larsson link and love the blog! Very cool – thanks for the link!

  • Reply Tamstyles June 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I love that look…thats how every home owner should makes me feel so bad for those that are and have lost their homes..But to look up at the walls, and the ceiling and just small lets you know its all worth it. Thats what I do..I look up and just say thank you!

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