So, is it too early to have spring fever?
Don't you think that God meant for us to go outside, to take naps under budding trees, to breathe in pleasure when everything is alive and inviting after a long hard winter?
I thought I would pop if I didn't get to go on my trip to the last couple of weeks. An overwhelming desire to escape was rushing through every molecule of my being.
To breathe apart from responsibility, or phone calls, or requests from loved ones. Just time to blow.
My house needs organizing. Groceries need to be bought. Meals must be made. Birthday presents for Clay, Sarah and Joy need to be gathered. Packing my bags for one more trip with Clay is still waiting for me in my bedroom. I need to work on my conference messages so I will have something quite profound to say to all the sweet moms who will be together in North Carolina.
But, my brain is empty and I just want to play, or nap, or watch a movie!
A maid would be appreciated right now. A personal massage therapist in my home at my beck and call. Someone to provide a fully cooked, fresh, oh so tasty meal--where I do not have to wash a single dish.
But, I want to eat something wonderful without thought of calorie or fat or sugar--and all by myself with no one else to even taste my piece!
Warm sweet cheese Strudel (Vanilla Rahm Strudel) vanilla cream sauce w/berries in Vienna
Yumm! Ate the whole thing and did not feel a bit guilty!
I need to answer correspondence, but I just can't, somehow I just can't.
I need to work on two chapters of a book due next month, and the subject is about owning our priorities in life---hummmmmm!
But right now, I do think I am desperate for about a year off, with a personal assistant to wait on me while I serve everyone else, and a long vacation or journey to a new place, (I love stimulation of new places as a break from the daily grind.), long uninterrupted time with the closest of friends to some place beautiful and restful; We would hire a gourmet cook where someone cooks all of our meals and cleans up for us, probably a beach, or mountains or lake district and no responsibility or calls or demands, and no one needing a part of me for one single moment.
Or I would take the girls to a fun place where we would all just talk and play and talk and play and of course eat and coffee or tea a lot! (Yes, I meant to make coffee and tea verbs as we "do it" so much!)
Really, the truth is, spring fever has hit me hard, and very early.
So, is anyone else having spring fever? Anyone else out there need a mid-year adventure?
Really........Really! Want to play hooky with me today?
What would you do to escape if you could?
Join Kristen and me today in our podcast. Why giving in to spring fever, taking a break, might actually be one of the most spiritual things you can do. And ENJOY your week.