That's major for me.
I'm a thinker. Always deeply introspective and running along to do something about whatever develops in my head. But this week, I said no. I didn't work on my upcoming book release. I didn't solve church problems. I didn't work on projects. I didn't do anything but float in the ocean or a pool, and zone out, humming along to Jimmy Buffet songs that played over loudspeakers. I also sat in the sand and read a fiction book that I thought had nothing to do with my life, but in the end I was wrong.
I also realized this week that other people have moments where they don't think. They just say or write the first random thing that comes to mind. And it's kinda fun. Today on the way home from vacation we stopped in Port Orange at Famous Philly's Sports Pub for lunch. (It was amazing!) My husband went into the men's room and while he was in there he noticed some graffiti on the wall. Evidently a guy felt the urge to use the men's room and serve as a movie critic at the same time:
So you're standing there peeing, and you just suddenly think, "I need to share my thoughts about Toy Story 2..."
We had a real laugh over that one while we ate our cheese steaks, which were nothing short of amazing! These guys live up to their name. The cheese steaks and cheese fries were just out of this world. It was the perfect stop to end an amazing trip.
My husband has many talents, one of which is finding great places to stay. He finds beautiful places and amazing deals. He searches, and coupons, and calls and e-mails and does all kinds of things to put together a plan to go away. I am so grateful for his diligence with this. Not putting him on the spot or anything (okay, I guess I am) but if you ever need advice on how to find great deals on a budget, he's your guy! He arranged for us to go to two different places this week, the first of which was Legacy Resort in Palm Coast, and the second which was the Daytona Beach Resort. I absolutely loved both places.
I was in need of time to not have to think about anything of real consequence. I feel renewed! And, I came home to some great news. Can't wait to share it here in the next day or two.