Monday, June 15, 2009

I Am Finally Going To Do It!

Every summer I say I am going to take a day off from life and sit by the pool, drink lemonade and read a good book. I plan on it, look forward to it, talk about it . . . and then it never happens.

While we are in town, there are always so many things to do to get ready for seminary in the fall, that I never feel I can take a break and relax. To be honest, I am not a very good relaxer. I am not good at taking naps either. I am a stresser and a worrier (it is genetic, just ask my dad!) and so whenever I try to relax, I just worry about all the things I am not doing that I should be and then I go and do them. On the positive side, I am also not a procrastinator.

But this summer is going to be different. My very good friend Susan, knowing of the unfulfilled desire of my heart, gave me a wonderful gift. Lemonade!! Along with very cute glasses and a pitcher!!

But that isn't all! She also gave me beach towels, an inflatable raft, squirt guns to use to cool myself off with (in case I don't want to actually get in to the water:-) and two of her favorite books to read!!
So, I am set! I am ready to kick back, relax, float in the pool, drink lemonade and read a book! So if anyone wants me, this is where I will be.

Okay, so that isn't really my swimming pool , (and that definitely is NOT my house!) but thanks to Susan, the much more humble pool in my back yard will for at least one day be the stuff dreams are made of! And that brings great . . . joy to my journey!

12 comments:

Carolyn said...

I just read 'Recovering Charles' a few months ago. You'll like it. It's very well written.

Have fun lounging by the pool.

Momza said...

What a fabulous friend! Enjoy your nap!

KC Mom said...

Whoa! How cool is your friend!! Go drink your lemonade!

NatureGirl said...

Ok, you had better do it now...no excuses. I think you may have sparked a post as well. Enjoy!!!

Emmy said...

These is my words is great! Enjoy!
Cute blog!

Becky said...

I want to go to THAT pool! beautiful. What a sweetheart of a friend to be so thoughtful. You deserve it.

Shannon said...

What a great friend. I hope you enjoy every minute!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

I am positively GREEN with envy. What a dream! I think I'm going to gather my family around and schedule such a day right today before I get busy painting the door. That will keep me going knowing it's around the corner:)

Kristin

Lori Nawyn said...

I enjoyed Recovering Charles.

Hey, lemonade sounds wonderful. Think I'll make some today.

Jenny-Jenny said...

I will be happy to help you learn to relax if you will please help me learn to be a better get up and goer!

Xazmin said...

I'm so glad! You deserve it! I'm so jealous that you're not a procrastinator!

Marilyn said...

How FUN! I agree-it's hard to stop-I'm always feeling that I should be doing SOMETHING. The book "These is my words" is one of my all time favorites! Enjoy!