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Monday, March 22, 2010

And Then You Pay the Piper!


We had the most fantastic time on our Spring Break journey up Highway 1 on the coast of California last week! I am still amazed at how wonderfully the whole trip went.
  • The weather was stellar, 
  • this family of four got along 98% of the time, 
  • the 5 hotels I had picked out via the Internet were superb 
  • and I'd say two of them were even unbelievable, 
  • the whole state turned this amazing emerald green just for our visit
  • the Pacific Ocean, which I had never seen before, was so much more than I had imagined,
  • the scenery was magnificent
  • the sea lions, otters, elephant seals, and gray whales put on show after show for us in their natural habitats,
  • we got upgraded to a nice KIA van instead of the car I had originally rented at no extra charge,
  • the kids didn't complain about eating picnic sandwiches one meal a day 
  • James managed the LA traffic splendidly
  • the AMTRAK trip proved to be fairly pleasant and a good choice
  • and we got home safe and sound, leaving only a bag of over-the-counter meds in a hotel room.
God blessed us with a wonderful vacation and my heart is still thrilled today. I promise pictures on Wednesday, but today I must pay the piper - not God - I don't have to pay Him. He is simply gracious and good and requires no payment for the multitude of blessings he rained down on my family this past week. But, even though I tried to get a lot of work done before skipping away to play in California, I am, alas, behind with some deadlines. Well, not really behind. I don't want you to think I don't meet deadlines. But if I don't get in gear here soon, I will be behind. I must type my little fingers off today to meet two deadlines by tomorrow morning.

So thanks so much for those of you who did trail maintenance with me last week. I loved reading your comments and was so glad you joined me out on the trail, but I wasn't capable of commenting back any last week. Yes, my son had his laptop with him and we had free wifi in most of the hotels, but he's 19. Enough said. So, again, I'm grateful you worked along with me last week.

Sorry for such a random post today - I guess it's sort of a post-vacation type thing. Please pray for me to get my work done today and I'll pray for productive days for all of you too. You are my joy!!!

Blessings!

4 comments:

  1. Good morning, Kay. Glad to hear you and your lovely family had a very nice vacation! :) I'll be praying for you today. Have a blessed day and week this week!

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  2. So nice to meet you today, Kay. It sounds like your time away together was great refreshment - what joy! I am so glad with you. Those times away can be rare and need to be like great, long, cold drinks. I'll look forward to getting to know you more.

    ~ Julie

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  3. Glad you're back and that you had good family time. Can't wait to see those pictures!

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  4. Hi,
    I jumped over here from Lisa's blog at The Preacher's Wife. Your comments on chapter 3 really resonated with me. Thank you for being so honest. I did say a prayer for you as I read and when I was finished. I hope you will continue to share over there. I need to hear what you have to say, I do believe!
    We are from GA as well. I moved away from my dad not long after my mom passed away, and it was so hard for me. Now that he is gone, we are dealing with being far away from Steve's parents who live in FL. They are not very healthy. Stay strong! Patty

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