February 27, 2008

Status Quo

A weekend away with friends, good food, laughs, and hours spent staring out the french doors at this captivating sight:



We returned early to work on CJ's Social Studies project (a model of a Powhatan village) and so that I could put a serious dent in my upcoming speech. I was met by a tidy house, and even got most of the unpacking done. Life was good.

Then came the stomach virus. For both me & CJ. Praise God, R was home Monday to take care of us (there are some positives to swing shift). CJ returned to school yesterday (she's such a trooper), and I made it back to work today. We are sluggish, but better.

The sheets have been sanitized, the windows opened, and the surfaces wiped down. It's time to get back to it. Project, speech, and Sunday School lesson all await. Not to mention income tax preparation.

I'll be absent from the blogosphere for the rest of the week. I can't wait to come back and share "In Pursuit of Peace & Simplicity"...the spoken version. I'm so excited! The Lord has given me an acronym for the state of my life before this pursuit began:

Clutter
Has
Authority
Over this
Sister.

Hallelujah, it no longer does!

I'll be back soon. In the meanwhile, enjoy the view (especially you, Barb...it's your dream vacation!)


(when you're spending most of the day in the cottage with friends, you don't care about fashion. CJ was dressed for much-needed warmth, but she never can resist getting her feet wet. She's a genuine beach gal.)




8 comments:

kmom3 said...

Yuck! So sorry you guys had the stomach bug. No Fun! But, I am so glad you had a wonderful trip and that you came home to such a well ordered home! I will be praying for you with all you have going on this week!
Oh, and I love the acronym. Makes me stop and ponder what I am giving authority in my own life!
Blessings, Melissa!

Janelle said...

There is nothing like the beach or returning home to a clean house. Life is good!

Amy Wyatt said...

Praying you continue feel better. Can't wait to hear about CHAOS. Hope you get everything done this week.

Heather C said...

Battling illness here, too. Glad you're all feeling better!

Your vacation looks divine!

God bless you!

Heather

Kelly said...

I LOVE the coean--you can tell from my picture on my blog:) So glad you enjoyed your time.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your pictures are beautiful!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Glad you are feeling better! The pictures are beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I have missed your thoughts. I am looking forward to you coming back and sharing with us again.