It’s Sunday! Back to work tomorrow ~Cooking, Laundry and random 5 today. Here goes!
1 ) My sister and I vacationed together last week ~ she lives in Canada, where we grew up, I live in the USA so – instead of traveling to each other’s homes – we met in the middle – something new for both of us. No cooking. No cleaning. No bed-making. No organizing. No wrangling. No Scheduling. We loosely followed the “no plan-plan.” Meeting in Minneapolis then flying to Kansas City together we laughed and we cried and we laughed again. Navigating the rental car through the city and down to the interstate to Branson, MO, we sang along and talked and talked. We had purchased a few show tickets ahead of time but left the week open to the possibilities. Lying by the pool. Shopping in cute little boutiques, artisan markets and outlet malls. Dining out, being waited on and, in some cases, sung to (the Singing Diner was so fun!) Our trip was glorious! Sister time – talking in the morning, talking at night, talking by the pool, talking in the dark. On our last night together, out of the dark a small voice whispered,”I’m sure going to miss you, you know.” “I know,” I said, “as will I miss you.” A knowing look – finishing each others sentences – laughing at our stupid jokes. For as much as we talked – sisters don’t need words.
2 ) Heat – arriving back home I was surprised to find the weather much hotter here (northern) than where we’d been (southern). How did that happen? 80s up to 90s with little rain. It’s hot and dry. Birds flitter happily through the sprinkler.
3 ) Taking a (leave-your-house) vacation is an excellent reminder that all of the stuff stressing me out is just that … stuff. I work hard and do my best to stay on top of everything but every once in a while I need to step away from it and breathe. Live. Laugh. And re-connect.
4) Books — Read one and bought another — one of my favorite things to do on a plane is to dive into a new story. This one was well worth the dive:
And I bought this on the recommendation of a fellow passenger – next up on my summer reading list.
5 ) Summer’s here and another favorite just arrived — the Farm Market is open again! I have to pace myself and remember that, for the most part, I’m the only one eating all these yummies. Ooh … deliciousness abounds!!
What’s on your summer reading list? Have you had any adventures lately? What are you grateful for? Are you a fan of toasted ‘mater sammiches, too? *(GF for me!)