Sunday, May 2, 2010

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

“A vacation is having nothing to do
 and all day to do it in.”

Robert Orben

We just returned from a one week vacation on the island of Oahu.

It was in the 80's every day.

We had no internet -
because we didn't want to pay the $16.50 a day.

We rarely turned our cell phones on.

My husband and I enjoyed having nothing to do
and all day to do nothing.

With the four kids still living at home
we toured, sunbathed, ate, sunbathed,
swam in the pools, sunbathed,
swam in the ocean, sunbathed,
read books and sunbathed some more.

With our blonde hair and fair skin,
we went through almost two bottles of sunscreen
in seven days.

People keep asking us why we aren't tan if we went to Hawaii?
We are tan.
It's just that our tan
is lighter than most people's normal coloring.

“No one needs a vacation more
than the person who just had one.”

we started unpacking and began the laundry.
 Sunday we attended services, finished unpacking,
napped, finished the laundry and grocery shopped.

Ready or not, the new week,
and the new month,
is upon me.

Along with wanting a good attitude
to face my real life again,
I need to face the final month of school
with diligence and enthusiasm.

I want to finish strong.

Along with finishing school,
I have to continue planning for the next year.
There are summer plans to be made.
We have softball and baseball seasons
to complete.
I can't even just finish one thing and then take a rest.
For everything I cross off my list,
two or more  demand to be written down.

I am rested and encouraged,
hesitantly ready for the final month.
May can be grueling, demanding
and downright exhausting.

And even though I left the warmth of
the Hawaiian sun,
I will bask in the warmth
of the Son of God,
as I get back to the frantic pace
of my real life.


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  1. Glad you were blessed!

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time away! I'm looking forward to our trip to the mountains next month; not as much sunbathing, but lots of relaxing!

  3. Oh how wonderful to be in Hawaii!! What a great thing for you guys! You'll get it done!

  4. What a hoot you must have had! So glad you were able to go and enjoy that time together! glad you're back!

  5. What a wonderful vacation you must have had! Wow, 80 degree weather. Awesome!

    I, too, am finishing up the final weeks of homeschooling. We just wrapped one ministry at church up for the summer, and I have another one ending for the summer soon. Then I'll have more free time until Fall!

    Thanks for linking up today.

  6. It sounds like a wonderful time of fun, relaxation and refreshment! Glad you are home safe and ready to tackle the days ahead!

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. You are a great source of encouragement to me. We must be "kindred sisters"!


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