It's been a couple of days now, since I got home, but still.....it's so nice to be home!
I really missed:
my dear husband
the kids I left behind (one was there in NC, although not really "with" me)
fresh brewed coffee (didn't buy s-bux even once....)
the little dog (even though she ran away while I was gone and they found her in the middle of an INTERSECTION! Naughty dog.)
hot baths with bath salts
KUOW, my local public radio station (OK, I'm not done being mad about Mister Keillor and his abuse of my faith, but I promise I'll pledge again)
fresh food that you cook and eat right away
my kitchen table
Pacific Northwest weather.....but getting up to at least 70 degrees would actually be OK with me, really.
Seems to me I'm getting to be a little bit of a homebody. But that's OK with me. I like being home. I have a whole lot to do, and eventually it'll get done. But for now, I'm happy to be home. It was really heart-healing good to be with dear colleagues and friends. It was good to just get to sit and experience soul deep worship, I sure miss going to church during the year. And even though I'm still a little tired, and looking to some of the details of fall planning makes me actually shiver a little, I'm feeling a sense of hope and renewal. It's clear that this faith makes a difference, and the things we stand for and the things we do change the world a little bit every day. So, I guess it's worth it all.
Welcome home! or Happy Trails! Hope the summer is beautiful and filled with peace and solitude and fun!