School is starting. Summer has just flown by. For the first time in my life I don't have a child starting school. No college anyway. (Does Grad school count?) It is a strange feeling. Strange but like... GOOD STRANGE. Am I right, those of you paying college tuition? Amen, sister! I can hear you out there. So, now what? I mean besides being a mom of 4 dogs, being a wife, cooking, painting, pottery, and mowing, etc.. I have been thinking it's time to TRAVEL some. Believe it or not, I've talked my work-a-colic hubby into taking time off and enjoying this season of our lives. We sat down and booked two trips about a week ago. I am still just shocked that he's agreeing to all of this. They are just basically long weekends but still it's a fine start. I'm very pleased.
A couple of weeks ago we planned a weekend in Branson, Missouri. It's a quick drive for us, just a couple of hours, and is very scenic. It was a nice warm up to the new vacationing us. Nothing went according to plan, but that's quite alright. I'm pretty flexible. We got to town and there was a major storm producing lots of lightening. When it lit up you could see sheets of rain. Traffic was a mess so when we got to our condo we got our stuff inside and decided it was not worth it to battle the traffic again or the weather so we stayed in. Luckily, I'd packed a couple of bags of microwave popcorn and so we had that for dinner along with a cold beer. We sat on the deck of our high rise condo and watched the storm. It was a pretty cool moment actually.
I think it's so important for us to unplug, Be completely unassuming, and let life show you little adventures. You'll find them if you just look. My plans for a nice dinner at a restaurant were bested by bag of microwave popcorn and a show from mother nature. It's nice to just sit, smell the rain, and see a simple smile on the person's face that you love so very much. I do indeed love the simple life. Trish
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest!
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