Even the Florida sky was sad that I had to leave yesterday….
But I had such a restful and relaxing time during the couple days I got to sneak away and enjoy some friend time in Jacksonville, Florida.
On Saturday morning I was up before the sun (shocking I know!) and was headed to the airport by 5:00am.
And I got out just in time….it started snowing here around 10:00 and home got 5” of snow plus a layer of ice till it stopped late Saturday night.
By 11:00am on Saturday I was enjoying the blue sky and palm trees! God really smiled down on us as it was chilly all last week in Florida but on Sat, Sunday and Monday we had temps in the high 70’s.
And then today they were back down into the 50’s. What a blessing!
Basically we ate and slept. And then ate some more. I could eat soooo good there! To have such a great selection of gluten free restaurants within walking distance of where we stayed was a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
I felt totally spoiled.
We went to a Mexican restaurant called Cantina Laredo. They make this AMAZING homemade guacamole right at your table.
But not only was my belly well fed…..my spirit and soul were too. To just get away from the every day stressors of life for 72 hours and just be with someone who really “gets” you is an incredible blessing.
I got to sit by the pool and just “be” for awhile Sunday afternoon.
Just me and the ducks.
Oh and I got to enjoy a Starbucks of course!
And a delicious gluten free cupcake to top off a perfect, lovely, WARM afternoon…..and was reminded to just take one cupcake/one crisis/one day at a time.
We loved that Mexican restaurant so much we went back for another round before I had to get back on the airplane and fly home yesterday afternoon…..
I was afraid today would be hard to get back into “life.” But it wasn’t too bad….it was FREEZING cold again, which I detest of course, but I think just getting away helped me feel more at peace.
I came home rested and renewed and was able to just have some complete thoughts this past weekend.
Everyone missed me…..it was sweet to be welcomed home by teenage boy bear hugs.
They survived on pizza. Literally. They tell me it has all the major food groups so they are good to go.
(I did leave them 5 DIFFERENT meals to make and eat….)
But I think my Boomer missed me the most……he followed my EVERY step this morning.
It got to be a bit ridiculous. Especially after he tried to climb up into my lap!
Thanks for holding down the fort honey……it really was a truly perfect weekend. <3
I am so thankful I could go and that the weather was so beautiful…...it was just what the doctor ordered!