Tuesday, March 24, 2009

i love vacations

It is definitely bedtime, but I am not really that tired, even though I am supposed to wake up at 5am or so in the morning. I figure I may as well blog, right? Hopefully, I will get tired in the process. Part of the problem is that I went to the gym at 8:30 and got home at 9:30, and exercise gives me energy, so I have to expend some of that so I can get sleepy.

Anyway, I am in the middle of a two week vacation. So far, I went to Vegas as the big part of my time off, and now I am enjoying the little things about NOT being at work. Like Monday when I did not set my alarm and slept until 11am. (I did, however, wake up in the middle of the night with a coughing fit because I have been sick. Yes, I got sick on my vacation. LAME.) Like today when I got out of bed to get a massage. I seriously need to relax more...I was asked if I ate rocks for breakfast! I have been prescribed marshmellows and icyhot. I wish I had the ability to get a massage every week. I think I could benefit HIGHLY from it. Haha, so would my masseuse! I get to hang out with an array of new and old friends over the next few days, and in between I am going to polish off season 4 of 24. I really like 24. It is very addictive...and a fun diversion.

As I said in an earlier blog, I have been going through a lot of change...God is wiping my slate clean and is faithfully adding new things to my plate. I am trying to be like Elisha when he asked for a double portion of what Elijah had. He asked for it, he received it, and then he walked it out. God is blessing me in ways I could not have planned or designed myself, and I know He is beginning to show me how He is going to bring new life to old promises. I am receiving. I am excited, and I am letting Him lead. I have tried leading my whole life, and it has not gotten me very far. This vacation has been timely. I needed to rest, and process. But it is also giving me a chance to spend some time with people I may not have been able to nail down with my regular schedule. God has given me some appointments and I am looking forward to seeing what He is going to do with it all.

I know I will be a little sad when I have to go back to work, but I am grateful that I have gotten a chance to have a little fun and relaxation. And I will have made a real dent in my vacation hours! I was almost maxed out! Got to go back to work so I can earn more, I guess! But lesson learned: take more vacation. It is good for you!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Lesson learned! Maybe I will take a week in the summer and take a "stay-cation". I need to bum around SLO and do non-schedule things and I don't think these coming two days will be enough, but it's a start :) Love you!