We are home from a wonderful road trip to the Northwest. We arrived home late Friday night after having been gone for three weeks. Saturday we "moved out" of our van back into our home. We vacuumed the van to remove the millions of pieces of trash, bits of food and crayons; and left the the windows cracked with the hope that the dead fish smell that came home with us in some shells would leave soon.
Sunday, we went to Liturgy (oh how I missed church!!), went to a wedding (I love Orthodox weddings!) and then went to a dinner and talk given by Met. Jonah (BEAUTIFUL talk on monasticism and life in Christ-absolutely beautiful!).
Needless to say, the girls and I are very tired and a little cranky today. So, we'll use this rainy Texas Monday to start the process of getting things back to normal. A few games are in order, as are some good books, perhaps we'll create a little art and Katherine says she will be writing some letters. As for me, I'll have some coffee, a little toast and of course a nap. Maybe we'll bake something later...maybe.
I thank God for our trip. For the opportunity to get away with our immediate family and our family in the N.W. and for the wonderful discussions I had with my husband. And I am so thankful for a place to come home to. I thank God for my church and can't imagine life without it. While it's wonderful to get away for a time, it's always to nice to be home.
A blessed week to you all!