Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Life can be a little bit bumpy...

Seems like there's been a lot going on lately... Right after my girls got out of school, I went to Atlanta for a few days. Takin' care of a little bit of business. Then, I went with friends to the beach for some reconnecting time. Then, I came home and my sister and brother-in-law came for a visit. We did lots of fun things... boat ride, farmer's market, camping, dinner with friends.

I suppose one of the highlights (even though most people would give me a hard time about it) was our camping trip. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing and we got a GREAT campsite right on the Nooksack River. It was peaceful and the sound of the river was soothing.

I've discovered that I'm a planner. I love to plan and I'm pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. However, planning can get a bit overwhelming to me -- especially lately in the midst of my grief. So, while I was happy to spend time with family at a beautiful setting, I tended to be a bit grumpy with the preparations. Packing for camping isn't so much fun for me... but once I'm there I'm glad to be there.

I'm trying to remember that there is a lot of life to be enjoyed... even if the journey gets kind of bumpy.

1 comment:

Zuneamama said...

Planning is fine and yes, I agree that you are very good at it. The good thing for you is that you have planned so well that you have all the camping stuff in one area. Just think what it would be like if you didn't keep it together. What I'm think is the more you go camping the easier it will become for you. Pretty soon you'll be going all the time. Maybe even a "backcountry" adventure! Also, maybe you can get your own pocket knife.