Happy Monday…and hooray for being at home on a Monday morning. Last week this time, I was high above the clouds on a flight to Branson where we spent a few days on vacation. It was a short vacation but, truthfully, just right for me. We had a very nice time and I plan to give a (short) recap on Friday. I am waiting on pictures (explanation to follow) but, for today, just three quick takeaways from my trip…..
1 – They say that bigger/more is better. I would say “that totally depends.” When referring to beds, bigger is better. Without question. While away, we slept on a full-size bed. Not a queen. A full size. And when I say slept, I use the term very loosely. That bed was small and we were ever so happy to get home to our king-size bed. We have not always had a nicely oversized mattress but we now know for certain, we never want to go back! On the other hand, when it comes to food portions….more can be just plain unappetizing. The portions (at every meal), while we were away, were just way too much. Sixteen-inch pancakes the size of an extra-large pizza. Five egg omelets. Biscuits literally drowning in gravy. All served in the same meal. With a side of bacon. And so much wasted food…..but that is another post altogether.
2 – God’s handiwork, on full display in creation, is amazing during any season. But fall – at its peak like it was last week – is breathtaking! The week before I left, the ice-breaker question at Bible study was “beach or mountain??” I was one of only three who cheered for the mountains. Let me tell you, those beach girls obviously have not been to the mountains in October. Sure, we have some beautiful trees around here but those Missouri mountains drenched in every autumn color imaginable were beyond words!
Oh, and the water that comes out of them thar hills is delicious:) Just plain delicious. I could put that water on my breakfast cereal. Well, if there was cereal. Apparently, that is much too simple for a Missouri country breakfast:)
3 – Phones can, actually, be quite handy. I will admit that I am quick to criticize those who are “attached to their phones” and can’t seem to be without one. (Very quick actually…) However, when our son dropped us off outside the terminal on Monday morning, I quickly hopped out of the backseat and waved goodbye. To both him and my phone that was charging up front. There was no way to let him know or have him return to the airport. I was simply without a phone all week. Yes, I survived. And, truthfully, survived quite well. But, I will concede, those little devices can be convenient. Useful and even (occasionally) necessary. Tis true. What I missed the most was being able to take pictures. That was disappointing. Our friends did take photos – hooray – and have promised to share some with us. I hope to share some of those on Friday.
But, for now, that is enough for an early Monday morning. I’m off to enjoy a small breakfast:) I hope you will join me again on both Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday will be this month’s “Currently” post. I enjoy those. Have a blessed week!