Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I know, I know.

Blog readers usually like it when, say, a blogger actually blogs from time to time.

So, hello.

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!
Ooh! Pretty!"

See? 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!


  1. I am envious of your break. I need to slow down. We have something scheduled for every night of the week and it is really cutting into my knitting time.

  2. So glad you were able to turn your brain off. Sometimes one just needs to relax. Glad you had a wonderful time!

  3. I grew up outside of Lexington and have spent half of my life there. I now live in NC, but my heart remains in the Bluegrass. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed living it!



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