Well it was another travel weekend!
I went to Nashville for a conference that was put together by Young Living members to help us learn more about the company, where the oils comes from and how to use them. It was wonderful to be around other people who love using essential oils as much as I do.
I go to a lot of conferences. I know the traveling isn’t for everyone. But I love to learn and grow and build my ministry. I love to meet new people and it always inspires me in some way.
What I don’t love is being away from my family. I missed them so much last weekend that I thought I might break my phone texting them.
Me: Hi! What are y’all doing right now?
Them: The same thing we were doing 5 minutes ago when you asked.
Sadly, I have to travel again for a few days this week and then…..I am going to come home, dig a hole in the backyard and build a room underground where no one can find us. I plan to put my husband and kids down there with me and a stack of board games. Don’t worry about us, I’ll poke some straw holes up through the ground for air.
Or maybe I could just lock the doors on the house and turn off the phones. That may be a more practical option.
This being Valentine’s Day week and all….I am also cooking up some secret love messages for these favorite people of mine. Not having much extra time I am avoiding Pinterest like the plague. I don’t need a bunch of crafty ideas, like making roses out of strawberries and edible gold, to make me feel inadequate. My Valentines will be closer to pieces of red construction paper folded in half and cut into lopsided hearts. Think Kindergarten, but messier.
I’m shooting for quantity over quality. Lots of messy hearts with candy from the seasonal section of the grocery store is how I plan to express my abundant love.
We all like to wear red on Valentine’s Day, which of course means my red boots will make an appearance. I wore them all weekend at the Opryland Gaylord and they seemed glad to revisit their hometown. I bought them when I was here last fall and I have been surprised about how often I wear them! I have never had a pair of western boots before and I don’t think I own any red clothing. So I wasn’t sure when I got them if I would wear them. But I wear them at least twice a week.
For today it’s about rest and hanging with the kids. And laundry. And maybe going through receipts for my husband, which is his love language.
Have a great week!