Vacation days are beautiful gifts. I’ve been on vacation the past two days – a vacation of staying put mostly which is a blessing. Things have been so hectic, so non-stop for a long time that my house had become chaotic and behind. Yesterday I spent the day on getting it back into the game – yardwork; took items to recycle and to Salvation Army; cleaned and cleaned; washed my jeep. It felt great to tidy up. Most of it is what I would call surface cleaning which is kind of what I’m doing with myself the first few days of vacation. Just some surface cleaning – sleeping; exercising; stocking up; etc. But I’m moving towards the expectation of some deeper cleaning personally. The next few days are busy but I have some scheduled down time to do some praying, thinking, planning, decision-making. Before I get there, though, I just need to tidy up my life a bit and then I’ll be ready to focus.
My friend, Jesse, came down for dinner Monday night and that was a wonderful blessing. It was good to do some chatting about life an dthings and I was touched that he would drive the 2 hours for a evening of conversation. Today I was able to spend some time with my nephew, Blake, which was great. He is growing up quickly and today we enjoyed a few brief and deep conversations. Of course, I have no idea what he said because it was a jumble of sounds but he was very passionate about it nevertheless. So, I have no doubt that the thoughts he shared today were profound and most likely beyond my comprehension. I do hope that he’ll humor me as he continues to grow up. I had dinner tonight with my friend, Amy, and it was a delight to slow down and catch up with our lives. I’m so thankful that she came to Jeff City and that she walked onto the football field in September! 🙂
Wednesday I am spending the day with my parents in Iberia, MO, as we continue to work on some things at my grandma’s house. She moved to JC a couple of months ago and the family is going through the process of working through years of history in that place.
I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving full of blessings and rich times with families and friends.