Monday, June 7, 2010

Breathe. Exhale. Return to Center.

Last week, my family and I took a much needed vacation. Very Much Needed.

We were able to get out of town and head to the beach for some sun, sand and relaxation.

I had plans to blog, but the Internet access was slow, so aside from occasionally checking my email, I kept the computer turned off.

Instead, I slept in until 8am, I went to bed early, I ran/power walked every morning, I played in the ocean with my kids, I looked for seashells with my 4 year old, I watched my 2 year old climb a big-girl jungle gym, I spent time at the pool, I ate Oreos, I ate ice cream, I ate donuts, I pushed my kids on the swing, my kids pushed me on the swing, I spent time with my parents and I watched my husband's stress melt away.

I breathed. I exhaled. I returned to center.

And now I'm back and that feels good too.

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  1. The same happened for me when we went on vacation. The internet was so incredibly slow it was maddening!!!

  2. Kristia, good for you. It sounds like you and your family had a much-needed, wonderful vacation.

    Welcome back!

  3. That's what we did last week too. A week at the beach. Felt so good. Reality is hard to deal with this morning.

  4. Queen of the HouseJune 7, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Good for you! It is so nice to get away from it all! :)

  5. I had the same problem on vacation, SLOW internet! In a way it was nice, in another way it drove me NUTS!!!

  6. Bucksome and Queen - Thanks for the comments.

    Lori - I decided not to get mad, but just relax and enjoy the week. When I did try to comment on someone's blog, it took forever and that is when I turned the computer off for the week.

    Nancy - I hope the weather at your beach was as beautiful as ours. Reality hit us yesterday, when we were home and didn't have a beach to go to for the day.

  7. Awesome I am so happy for you! I too went to the beach, though just for the day. Even just a day was good enough for me!

  8. Isn't it great to watch someone's stress melt away.....especially if it is youres!!! Glad you had a great vacation! XO, Pinky


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