Friday, October 12, 2007
Savoring the Day to Day...
Two months ago we reserved the campsite, right next to the lake. This time of year it will be a breathtaking picture - the turning of leaves reflected in the water. Crisp nights, with the smell of a campfire, then inside we'd snuggle down deep into our beds. Ten minutes away is Ft. Ligonier, where George Washington camped for three years, and this time of year there's a re-enactment of the French/Indian War, complete with uniforms, the smell of muskets mixed with kettle corn and sausage and onions being cooked by sidewalk vendors. The last camping trip of the season.

We decided to cancel. To stay home. As the date drew closer, Don has just returned from a visit with his mother. It's always good to have time with her, but staying at the nursing home for four days takes something out of you; any road travel takes something out of you. After several things had taken place in my life in the last few weeks, I felt ready for something uneventful. To draw in close to those I love. Spend time at home where it feels safe and comforting. So we cancelled.

Instead, we'll build the first fire of the season in the fireplace. Make chili and watch some football games we don't really care about since neither of our teams are playing. Maybe take in the new George Clooney movie, sleep in a little bit. Don will probably putz in the garage a bit, do a little raking of the leaves that always fall early. I'm in the mood to bake up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, maybe even an apple pie. There's fresh apple cider in the fridge, and it'll be great heated up with just a sprinkle of cinnamon added. There are sewing projects to look over, always good books to read. Church -we can go Saturday night or Sunday morning, either will be a blessing. Last week's worship and sermon were so good, we felt blessed head to toe when we left. I love it when our pastor is really on a roll!

So we decided to cancel the trip, stay home and savor the day-to-day stuff. We don't do enough of that. Savor life - just the normal, day to day events He's blessed us with.


  posted at 3:26 PM

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