Sunday, July 5, 2015
The Cabin In The Woods..............
Sorry I'm late!! I really had every intention of getting these ramblings up and off to you at the regular time. But, we kind of jumped into a time warp where Internet access was very sketchy at best, aaaannndd, therefore, that simply didn't happen.
Yes, this weekend we celebrated our 29th anniversary by taking a few days to do absolutely nothing but soak in the quiet, talk, walk, explore the surrounding country side, and meet new people imitating to the best of our ability, those who go on vacation.
5 days! I know that may not sound like a lot to many, but to us, well, it's the longest vacation we have ever had! It was awesome!As you can see in the photos, it was a very pretty and peaceful place. It took some adjustment for us, I think, as it would many who are used to hitting the ground running 90% of the time.
The stillness. Being still. With no "have to's" for 5 whole days.
No alarm clocks, no schedules, no phones, no tv. Well....... we brought one....... and some movies.
Hey, before you judge, even Marty McFly brought back bits of the future when he jumped in that infamous Delorean!! Besides, we both find watching movies relaxing. Our holiday, our rules.
I think it could become pretty easy, because we are partners in business as well as in life, to start taking our marriage and relationship for granted. For us, we simply refuse to let it happen.
It takes effort, it takes time, it takes making time for date nights, it takes putting your relationship and each other above everything. Above jobs, above careers, above business, above money, above bills, above family/friend drama, Above everything.
If you observe the truly happy couples in your life, with long successful relationships, you will see it.They just do it. Day in, day out, year in, year out. Putting each other above everything else.
As far as I can tell, it's the only way to stay together and stay happy. Oh, and, hold hands for goodness sake! I know it sounds silly, but it's connection. Keep it.
Now it's back to reality and back to the shop tomorrow. First world problems.
If you drive a measly few hours North from our little spot on the planet, there are entire communities being swallowed up by wildfires. Peoples homes, the places they work, their land, all going up in smoke. They are being evacuated to strange places with little more than the clothes on their backs.
With any luck at all it will rain....heavily,,,,,right where they need it most.........very soon.
If you hear me complain even a little bit, about anything, you have my permission to smack me.
And that, my friends, is that for another week....
Until next time...........for those affected.........
May the winds cease to push the flames to places they have yet to tread.
May those in the thick of the fight be brave, be safe, for your last good-byes have not been said.
May those who have had to leave all they know, and watch as this monster swallows whole every earthly thing.
May they find peace in the knowledge that they have stayed ahead of it's hellish jaws, the stuff, is just stuff, it's loss by comparison, a mere sting.
May the rains come quickly, pour heavily, and stay for as long as it takes to extinguish these flames.
May this happen soon, before the loss of things dares to become the loss of names.
Until next week, Take Care!