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I Can't Sit Still

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so excited about something new that I want to do ALL THE THINGS and do them RIGHT NOW! But I'm also in a season where I realize that slowing down and taking a breather is a good thing. It's Spring and the sun is shining here in Southern California...I need to remind myself to soak it in and experience renewal rather than just relish in the rush of daily life.

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DOWN TIME

The four days in the desert were really good for me.

Recovering from the sinus bug, I had little energy for about two weeks, but I was excited to get up early and drive out to meet my family. I didn’t know what our plans entailed, but I packed cozy outfits and exercise clothes…little did I know that I’d need shorts and a bathing suit.

On Thursday afternoon, we pigged out like everyone else, then gravitated toward the coach to watch bad tv. I had my kindle app ready to go with mindless reading…and that’s about all I did for the next few days.

In between meals, sleeping, one round of golf, a movie and two hours of shopping on Black Friday, I relaxed and read…and that’s it.

My body told me I needed to slow down and allow it to fully recover. Racing around malls, exercising, and playing tennis would have been fun, but it wasn’t what I needed.

Down time was what the doctor ordered.

And yet, having my parents, sister, and her bf, there to keep me company when I came up for air or to make me laugh when something silly happened were the perfect additions to the me time I had claimed. The conversations, the laughter, the goofing off in the hot tub all became the background soundtrack to the weekend.

Any outsider would look in on the weekend and think HOW BORING, but I look on it as being perfect and fun.

Linking up with Emily’s from Chatting At the Sky Tuesdays Unwrapped series. Be sure to visit.

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  1. Perfect and fun is right, that’s my idea of a great time too. Good for you for listening to what the doctor ordered! Peace and love to you this Christmas season!
    xo
    Kate

  2. That sounds like heaven to me. Truly.

  3. Sounds wonderful to me! Glad you were able to make the most of it.

  4. i think it sounds divine!

  5. Um, this sounds divine to me. Sorta jealous ;)

  6. Oh, it’s just been during the last few years, but I’ve started to realize I have the most fun when life is “boring” and not scheduled out. It’s during those down moments when I relax and enjoy the most.

    Ok, and speaking of fun. Your header cracks me up and makes me want to be your friend at the same time. Love the drill!

  7. This doesn’t sounds boring at all. I would have loved the downtime.

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