We are heading up to the White Mountains tomorrow for a camping trip with my family. I have not been this excited about getting out of town for a long time. This trip couldn't come soon enough. The cool air...exploring the woods with my littles...fishing and catching crawdads (catch and release of course!)...sleeping in a sleeping bag, cuddled up with my loves...enjoying the promised afternoon thunder showers...getting nice and dirty...canoe-ing on the lake...and gaining the kind of fresh perspective that always comes with spending a few long days with mother nature. I am full of longing.
I have had to be patient with the fact that our computer has been on the outs. I was excited to be getting into a nice steady rhythm with my time here...and so the abrupt defiance from our computer was not sitting well with me...but, at the same time, a little blogging deprivation is probably just what was supposed to be. I have been working through this book and it really is amazing and tiring and heavy (the work...not the book). So...using my journal as the main outlet of my written expression seems to be just perfect for the time being. Very quiet and personal. I am very anxious to get back into the swing here...just as soon as we get a new motherboard!!
Until then, I will be posting here and there...whenever I have access to a computer and whenever time lends itself to me freely (like now....when there is packing to be done, laundry to be washed, and dinner to be made...you know, that kind of free time!). You can guarantee that I will be back next week with pictures from the mountains...lake water...forest treasures...happy smiles...and proof of the kind of natural play that leaves sweet memories to carry into the future.
Oh! I can hear the camping stillness already!
...enjoy your week...