Today's Wonder of the World is...Stepping Away from the Computer! (For just a little while.)
Hey friends! How I've missed you!
Two weeks ago I decided to take a little blogging break. Nothing drastic, just one week to rest my fingers from the tappity tap and rejuvenate my spirit.
I imagined I might do lots of this.
It didn't quite work out that way, but it felt really GOOD!
So I gave myself a second week off. I had gotten to a good stopping place in my writing work, so why not?
Now I'm relaxed and ready to scoot all over the internet and see what you've been up to.
Before I do, I thought I'd share a few vacation pics.
Hey Dad and my sweet niece Susie!
We all met at Sunset Beach for the 4th of July weekend and had a blast.
Ah summer. The salty ocean water.
Want some? I'm happy to share!
After my first week of vacation was over, something magical happened.
My family started leaving me.
I suppose this won't win me a Mother of the Year award, but I have to admit that I enjoyed the semi-solitude. First Todd and Sarah went on a mission trip to Virginia, then Ben left for running camp and Sam left for church camp in the mountains. With all the coming and going I think I had maybe 9 hours of being completely alone, but still, the quiet was DELICIOUS!
I'm sure I sound certifiably insane, but as I dropped my boys off for camp I could hardly wait to get back home to my paint brushes and spackling paste! Who needs a South Seas cruise or a weekend at the spa? I'm been dying to paint that bathroom for two years now! Give me eight hours to work without children interrupting!
I drank lots of coffee and lengthened my To Do list. Remember my half red couch? I could finally finish the slipcover! I could paint baseboards and move the furniture around, and no one would complain!
I became a tornado of busyness.
I painted my bathroom, and then I did the BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE!
Okay, maybe replacing my towel bar isn't the best thing I've done in my entire life. But you have no idea how often that thing falls off the wall onto my feet. My toes have grown afraid of it and force me into the shower before I'm completely undressed, so I had to do something. After I fixed it, I danced around for five minutes, celebrating my awesome powers of handiness.
Then I saw this.
Tanner! Naughty dog!
In case you don't know what he's wearing, allow me to explain. That floral fabric is the slipcover of my other couch, the one I had taken off to mend. Tanner had worn holes in it from wallowing around on the pillows. Remember?
Now that one of the holes had become a neckline for Tanner, it was even bigger than before. No more procrastinating. The cushion slipcovers had to be replaced.
It's my poor half red couch, sobbing in my bedroom.
Sorry, couch. I promise I'll get to you another day/summer!
So what is on your To Do list for the summer? Does crossing things off your list give you a similar shot of adrenaline, or is my life just a little bit sad?
Have a wonderful Monday, y'all!
PS Before you go, I must confess. I didn't spend the entire two weeks unplugged. I just couldn't stop watching this little guy on youtube. I want to hire him to talk to me as I work. I bet I could repaint the whole house!