Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cruise So That You Can Come Home

If you've been keeping up with Of Such is the Kingdom lately, then you know the hubby and I  flew the coop for a few days of Carnival cruising. It was wonderful. In our normal fuddy-duddy way, we went to bed early every night, sat around reading books on lawn chairs on the ship deck, and walked the beaches. We didn't participate in most of the parties or the extravagant outings, but we had as much fun or more than anyone else on that cruise ship! 
And, guess what? (I'm sure everyone else out there already knows this!) When you leave for a rejuvenating trip like that, you realize how much you love your home. Though I wouldn't say (ahem, AT ALL!) that we pined away for home and kids while we were gone, coming home showed me that I'm glad the cruise life is the break and that this is my normal.
Laundry, homeschooling, swimming at the Y, cooking yummy meals, helping with lego airplanes, putting down for naps, giving baths, receiving bunches of early spring flowering weeds---this is my normal. And I'm very glad of it.
So, what do I love today? I love going away...
and I love coming home.


  1. So glad you enjoyed your time away and came back with a renewed vigor and appreciation of your sweet life!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  2. I love these thoughts! =D It doesn't get much better than contentment now, does it?