Blog readers usually like it when, say, a blogger actually blogs from time to time.
Jeff and I got away for our spring mini-vacation to Kentucky this past weekend. My brain has just been a big vortex of thoughts lately: book chapters, blog posts, emails I need to write, things to remember. I so needed a break, and God was a sweet One who granted it. I had kinda hoped that the peace and quiet (translation: no kids) would inspire m, or better yet give me time to get those thoughts out of my head and on to paper. But, God instead decided to dull the roar in a much simpler manner. He simply turned my brain OFF.
For example, we went to Keeneland, a thoroughbred racetrack in Lexington. Beautiful. We bet on the races, usually the minimum $2, to make the races more enjoyable. It really is more fun to cheer for a particular horse than just to watch aimlessly. They sell programs and have handicapping seminars to teach you how to choose a winner. Here's my way:
"He has a cool name.
She was born on my birthday!
See? Brain.turned.off. But that's not a bad thing. So basically, all weekend, my biggest decisions were things like "Mexican or pizza?" "Horror flick or 'man movie?'" (21 is decent, by the way.) Oh, and the knitting. I was able to make this for a kids' home in Alabama for my monthly group thing:
But, now I'm home. Still have things in my head, but not quite so swirly. Aaron has started baseball, so I have less time than ever. I really feel like I'm entering a season of slowing down. But I'm not exactly sure how to do that :-)
I do know that I sure would like to get to get these ideas out of my head, though. Maybe someday soon!