What a weekend! Living in my little Texas bubble most of the time it blows my mind that on Friday I went to California and by Monday I was home again. As a kid we took a family vacation to California and it took us 4 days to get there via Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. It was 23 hours in the station wagon with my little brother leaning ever-so-slightly on my side of the imaginary line between us just to annoy me.
Now I can be there and back before my kids notice I am gone. When I got home last night they were all eating dinner and it was just life as normal. Isn’t that always weird when you go away on a magical weekend then return home and it’s like nothing ever happened?
The retreat really was wonderful. I mean, do the math….
Palm Springs + a group of beautiful women that I have never met = LOVE
It was a very diverse group of different lifestyles, races, ages, socio-economic groups….really interesting. Since I usually speak at MOPS groups, homeschool meetings and blogging conferences, this was a new experience for me. I was really thrilled to see that these women came together as one almost immediately and by the end, as retreats go, we were all madly in love with each other. I was thinking of each of them this morning and praying for them and I am so grateful that God has infused these ladies into my heart. What grace He has for us!
The resort where we stayed was so gorgeous. I couldn’t stop drooling all over the furniture in the conference center. There were these tall chairs that I was so crazy about that I kept trying to figure out a way to sneak one out of the lobby. I need this chair. It was 2 different fabrics, one was shimmery, like pearls and the side/back was contemporary green and ecru….my heart soared every time I walked past it.
But I didn’t take the chair. Even if I got it out of the resort, how would I get it on the plane? I may have to go back and visit it.
Once I got home it was business as usual. This morning’s school work is waiting for me and the kids have a zillion questions. My etsy orders are backed up and the full force of home is upon me. Welcome home Mom, welcome home.
This upcoming week is filled with a whole lotta nothin’ which is just what I need. I just want to play games with my kids, cook simple food, slep in my own bed and enjoy some Sonic ice. Ahhh…the good life.
Have a wonderful week!