Yep, I've got another song stuck in my little 'ol head!! It's a very OLD song! Like from when I was a little girl! Not even sure who it's by...too lazy to look up the singers/writers!! It goes" I'm leavin' on a jet plane."....our family is leaving via Mama's mini van on Friday to begin our week long beach vacation!!! "Don't know if I'll be back again".... I know we will!! Child # 1 has a mission trip the next Saturday, and Child #2 leaves for church camp the next day! So, we will be back!
1. I wanted to share with y'all some of the things that I'll be taking with me to the beach. I am desperately searching for those little magnifying reading glasses in sunglasses form! I have seen them for around $20, but I want cheap!! I will look totally stupid sitting on the beach trying to read with reading glasses and sun glasses on top. My nose isn't big enough to support the two! So, let me know where I can find them with a tiny price tag!
2. Lots of sunscreen! I used to be a sun goddess! I would actually lay out with a fan blowing on me or set up the sprinkler to drip water over my baby oil and iodine drenched body!! Yep--I faithfully turned so I wouldn't burn! Mercy me! How dumb!!! I was slathering sunscreen on me, my child and his friends (who thought I must have been crazy!) Wednesday at field day! I'm starting my children out early in life to thinking that sunscreen is a necessity!!
3. Books!! When Child #2 finally got to the ripe age of 10 and was an accomplished swimmer like big brother, I was able to READ again on the beach and not chase down children!! Woohoo!! Give me those thick books that I love to read ( and now the glasses too!!) and let me go at it! I'm taking these wonderful reads with me. Abide in Christ and The Holiest of All by Andrew Murray, Just Give Me Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz, and An Untroubled Heart by Micca Campbell. I'm waiting on Wendy Blight's new book to come in hopefully in time to take as well! (Her on-line Bible Study starts on the 17th.) And, of course, my Bible and journal. I am beside myself!!
4. Running shoes...you didn't think that I'd leave them in the closet here at the house did you?
I will be taking a vacation from blogging as well for the next 2 weeks. I'll visit your blogs while I'm away because they are so precious to me!! God speaks to me through you and your writing! The week that the children are away--after the family beach trip, I am planning another road trip to visit a fellow blogger!! Y'all might be familiar with her awesome blog, Peace for the Journey! Yep, Elaine and I are gonna have fun talking and running (heehee!!) and eating to our little hearts content! I can't wait!
I'll be back in two weeks!! School is finally out, so have a happy summer!! Oh, and I hope that some tomatoes have ripened and are on the roadside stands on our way down to the beach!! They make the best tomato sandwiches for lunch after spending the morning playing on the beach!! Add a little salt and pepper and of course, mayonnaise!! Yum!!!