I’m feeling as though I’ve been slung out of the blender and landing into what I call pressure free days. The last week without hubby was a stressful week. A week of getting things lined out, I’ll spare the details of my daily chores. But each day seemed to fall into place and all the things I wanted to accomplish were scratched off the list.
Saturday dawned and I woke with extraordinary excitement. I was going to see my hubby, and I couldn’t wait. My suitcase was packed, the house was all in order and I felt on top of the world knowing everything was in place. It was time for me to finally go home. We consider home to be where we are as we’ve bounced around so much. As long as we’re together, that’s all that matters.
The cab driver rang the door bell on the early side and since I was all set, we hit the road for the airport.
As we pulled out I had that sweet calm feeling knowing I was ready for my trip out west. When I arrived to the “little airport”, very little airport, there were a few snags in my outbound plans. The weather (in Philly, my only stop along the way) threw a wrench in my take off and it looked as though I may not make it to my destination that evening. My heart dropped but I decided I would fly into Philly anyway as I would be able to catch an early flight out the next morning.
Luckily the plane lifted 45 min later rather than the expected 2 hour delay. Saying goodbye to the beautiful rolling hills and autumn.
There were 7 passengers on the plane (I counted) including the stewardess. I had the whole backseat (5 seats as there was one right smack dab in the middle where the isle meets up to it) all to myself.
I even got to prop my feet up.
A couple quotes I liked
Modern day philosopher – Linus (alias Charles M Shulz) “Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears that we never use!”
As someone has said – “People don’t fail because they intend to fail. They fail because they fail to do what they intend to do.”
There are a few things that I want to do and I have put them off by using excuses like “I’m too old to do that” or “I don’t know if I can do that” and so forth and so on go the excuses and I just end up not doing what I would like to try.
I’m making a list of things I would like to do. I don’t want to overwhelm myself at first but I would like to start doing some of the things I want to do and stop waiting. As he states in the book. You may get to a point where the thing on your list is just not for you and if you discover it’s not for you…then by all means scratch it off and you’ll never have to look back and say I wish I would have…I could go on and on about this book but I for one am thankful it was on our bookshelf.
My little hop into Philly came so fast, either that or my book was that good that I completely lost track of time.
I quickly gathered my belongings and set off for the proper shuttle to get me to the right terminal. The bus was efficient and I was able to hoof it to the appropriate gate where all the other passengers were already on the plane and lucky me they waited for me to get there.
I secured my window seat and settled in with my reading material, ipod, Sudoku puzzles and was ready for my one last flight to take me all the way from Philly to the west coast of California.
It was a comfortable trip as no one was in the seat next to me and I was able to use that seat for all my stuff.
And as the flight came into the city lights of California my heart began to race and at that moment I said to myself “I’m not in the country anymore”.
Sunday was one of those days that I didn’t know if I was coming or going. Had no clue what time it really was and had to constantly remind myself that I was in California! Hubby took me for a nice Sunday drive and I left my camera in my purse. All I wanted to do was take in the beauty without snapping pictures. I’m totally in LOVE here!
We met up with a friend last evening here at this restaurant.
Can I say ABUNDANT sunny skies, beautiful palm trees, and amazing weather in the low 70’s in the middle of the day. I understand the temperature averages in the 70’s “year round”. All of a sudden I feel I’m in the land of milk and honey.
When hubby and I were in the beginning stages of building our new home, I told him that I didn’t think he would ever be able to drag me away from our house once we got in. Funny thing is that God had something else for us just two months after moving into our home.
I feel blessed that His plans outweigh my plans. I’m a firm believer that He knows us better than we know ourselves and I’m thankful that He meets our needs and gives us more than we could ever ask or dream. Let it be Lord, let it be.