Monday, July 12, 2010

A long hiatus

After a long hiatus, i'm back. if you can actually call it "back" since i've only been here once. whatever.

things that i've recently done:

took my niece to see the midnight showing of eclipse-aaand then saw it again-aaand then re-read breaking dawn. i love the twilight saga. in the words of a friend's facebook staus, "don't judge me, don't you dare judge me." :)

found, or i guess you could say -re-found- this amazing coffee shop in live oak called tazas. there are no words to describe how delicious their vanilla late and carmel frap is. mmm.

i'm absentmindedly looking around the room, trying to think of what else i've done lately... there's gotta be more to me than obsessive movie watching, book reading and coffee drinking...

well, that's good segway for what i was thinking about today..

i was driving down the road, on my way to complete another mundane task, thinking about the future. i was thinking about future trips josiah and i want to take and things we want to do. then it hit me, what is it about vacation and road trips that seems so great?

what is it about the thought of going somewhere, living somewhere else, that sparks such anticipation and excitement? why is it that the majority of the days in between planned good times, are mostly overlooked as boring, or just plain not fun?

why can't i look to these normal days with the same anticipation and excitement? i have the answer!:) the thing that will solve all of my problems is a bike, two actually-and a wagon for ezra.

why do i look to the days in the future to bring fun and excitement? because i plan on doing fun and exciting things!

watching movies is fun-but it's normal. reading is good-but also normal. hanging around the house is fine-butALSOnormal! doing these things over and over again, how can i not look longingly to the future?

so here's my solution: do the things that you look forward to... now! make these days fun. lets leave our houses and do something fun that we wouldn't normally do.

i don't know when, hopefully soon, i'm buying a bike and a wagon for ezra and our little family is going on a bike trip-right here in our city-before our "vacation."

1 comment:

  1. I agree!

    On a side note I have never understood vacation.... we say it will be relaxing, but in all serious you usually spend more money than normal, you run every which way, you usually don't get good sleep, and in the end you wish you could sleep for a year. So i think the fun bike rides, playing at the park, nature walks, etc. tend to be really fun and exciting.

    Don't get me wrong I long to travel and see everything I can before I die... Just saying that some of the better "fun" days always end up where you can sleep in your own bed at night!