Longing for spring and flowers and sunshine and the ability to take long walks outside again.
Deep inside, I am irresponsible at heart and just love to enjoy the pleasures of life, without consequences, at least once in a while.
Sometimes, my vision and ideals carry me through life in such a way that I appear responsible, and quite serious, but,......,
But at heart, I was made to be princess.
When I watch Downton, I just know I was made to be Lady Grantham--
and to have servants making all the meals and cleaning the mansion.
I am sure that sometime soon I am supposed to retire from working so hard at life; :)
I am looking forward to California in 4 days--
to walking on Laguna Beach where it will be warm and swishing my feet in the sand and watching the sunset in quiet on the beach;
Having a breakfast at Crystal Cove--with hot beignets and sharing omelettes with avocado, swiss cheese and bacon with my kids;
Having big cappuccino's at a local cafe where I always meet my California friends; and sipping slowly and sharing hearts and being honest and catching up in total acceptance and comfort;
Leaving cooking and dishes and phones behind for several days;
celebrating the excitement of the Mom's conference and working together with old friends and family;
visiting Joy at school--she has been away far too long! (2 whole days)
staying up late and laughing with Nate and Rachael and hearing all about life;
Have all of us Clarksons together again, shoulder to shoulder, working, being and jollying together,
I do so love the Clarkson gang being together and not apart;
Being with my friends from Colorado and North Carolina, Texas and California who fly to Cali just like the last 8 years and sharing this ministry and friend-life together and sitting in the living rooms upstairs on the 15th floor again, working and praying and sharing and munching one more time;
Do I have to be responsible for a couple of more days, or can I just leave right now?
Hope I make it till then.