Oh sure, I sent a couple of post cards and ate too much and of course bought a souvenir, just not a long vacation where you stop the mail and fret over outfits or need to recover from a vacation. Only four hours away. Easy peasy.
The length of vacation where the laundry can be caught up on the night you return.
The kind of get away where the main goal is to relax and breathe.
You know? Like when you call the Blendtec company to discuss a worn gasket and you are instantly placed on hold. You didn’t really plan to be on hold, so you twirl your hair, doodle a bit, hop on the exercise bike and peddle a bit. You know? “Hold Please. You are important to us. We will talk to you soon.”
We tried a new to us restaurant. We will be going back. Tasty!
We walked on the beach.
We played Scrabble. (I won, girls rule………..sh, I don’t want to be too boastful. I feel a rematch coming on.)
We talked and talked.
We met new dogs.
We saw 7 Bald Eagles!
We saw a pair of Swans just sitting in a pond.
We spotted a huge bunny.
We ate 3/4 of a crab pizza. It was amazing.
We drew squiggly lines in the sand.
We got wet in the rain.
We goofed off.
Sometimes, we have to gently remind ourselves to do nothing of great importance.
Not great importance, however of such great value.
Once in a while it does our souls good to step away and pause for a moment or two.
When was the last time you pressed the “hold, please” button?