Ahh….the joys of vacation!
We spent the past few days as a foursome in the mountains. It has become somewhat of a fall tradition for us, getting away to a cabin, spending time just hanging out.
This year, I felt like it was really needed. The family time. The time away from work. The time away from our house where the to-dos of life can interrupt true relaxation. I was so rushed to get out of here, that I didn’t pack very well. I packed a canister with a 5 pound bag of flour in it…that I didn’t use, of course.
This year, we were in for a bit of a surprise. Our weekend away had a couple of unprepared moments.
Our first day started off with a very tired Katy. She was not pleased with anything. Fortunately, a good sleep helped her reset for a better day. Then Lucy got some sort of stomach bug. Poor lady. And I did a lot of laundry.
This is what happens while you are waiting for the blankets to be washed. You have to be covered up with a bath towel.
In the midst of grumpiness and sickness, I kept reminding myself that those were only moments. The overall weekend was incredibly relaxing. I spent a lot of time staring out the window at the mountains and the snowfall. We had a lot of time to just hang out with each other. No interruptions. I read a book. I worked on puzzles. We ate a lot of good food.
In years past, I may have been discouraged by those moments. The entire weekend would have seemed like a waste.
Instead, we chose to roll with it. We didn’t get defeated by circumstances that we had no control over.
We chose to enjoy the time as a family.