We’re always busy. Getting kids up, making breakfast, making them get clean, making them do school, cleaning the house (sometimes), fixing lunch, making and going to appointments, gym, dance, girl scouts, dinner, making sure Ashlyn isn’t sitting on the cats or writing on the walls. Hold on a minute, I need a breath. We’re always busy.
This week our mandate is different though:
I checked the definition in the dictionary since I don’t use that word often, and that’s indeed what we need to be doing. We’re headed off on our own “Spring Break” for a little r&r in the north Georgia Mountains. A nice cabin. Mountain views. 3 acres. Actual books to read. Hot tub. God is even providing rainy weather so we won’t feel obligated to be on the move everyday. We still have the kids though so nix all those hot tub thoughts. I wouldn’t tell you anyway.
Aside: this is another bonus of homeschooling–we can take vacation whenever Du’s job will allow it. No waiting for the school system to tell us when we can travel. I think I’ve mentioned this before though.
The most we’ll do is a little bit of hiking or geocaching. My mom will join us midweek and my brother and his wife will come up on Friday. I brought Siedler, Richard, and another game. Get ready to lose…well, I’ll be playing so you’ll probably win.
There’s one thing I’m trepidacious about. The cabin has no internet service. I know! I’m crying a little inside as I write this. I don’t even know if my phone will pick up a signal out there. Even if it does it will be E and not 3G and so slow that it wouldn’t be worth being online on my phone anyway. Can you tell I’m nervous? I have a backup plan though. The lady making my reservation assured me that both a local cafe and the library have access to the outside world. I may be making a few trips…
After all, if I’m all worked up about not having internet access I won’t be relaxing will I? I think it’s a perfect compromise to not be hooked up at the cabin and then get a little fix along with a little chai in town. Totally relaxing on both points.
We’re practicing being relaxed right now though. Slowly easing into it so our systems aren’t shocked. We’re in the Atlanta area right now visiting some friends that have become so close to us none of us feel like we have to be entertained. You know that feeling? When you can just go to someone’s house and read in a chair all day while they do their normal daily routine and nobody feels like they’re being left out or they need to attend to you? I’d say it’s a perfect transition to our Spring Break week.
So, I’m possibly signing off for a week (you should be pretty used to sporadic posting by me now anyway). If I can manage I’ll post a little from the cafe. Or the library. Or my phone if there’s service.