Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"...I'm Leavin' on a Jet Plane...."

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!!!

Many Blessings!

13 comments:

Yolanda said...

surely you jest, you really aren't taking those running shoes are you? :-)


Enjoy your time away and when you meet up with Elaine, give her a big hug and I pray that she gives you a big hug....

Joy in The Truth said...

Oh have a wonderful time! Rest and relax! We'll all be here when you get back!

Can't wait to hear about your reading! :)

KelliGirl said...

Hey girlfriend,
Have a great time! Our kids aren't out of school yet, so I'm still in a work frame of mind.

Enjoy your time at the beach and give Elaine a big hug! I'm jealous (but not about the running part).

Traveling mercies,
Kelli

Kimberly said...

Have a fabulous time, sweet Susan! I envy the reading time you will be getting by the beach! How wonderful! May you have times of fun with your family and sweet refreshing with the Lord!

Love ya'!
K

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Have a great time! You will be missed while you are gone. Your posts encourage me and warm my heart. May God give you a restful and safe trip. Have a wonderful time with your family. XOXO

christy rose said...

Susan,
The title to your post is so funny. Another blogger that I follow used the same title to her post the other day and I have had that song stuck in my head ever since. Now it continues! Thanks!
Seriously though, I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Christy

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Have a blessed and wonderful time.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Come on down friend! The "ancients" have got a picnic planned for us...I'm not kidding!

peace~elaine

On Purpose said...

Susan have a blast...and since you get an opportunity to give Elaine a hug...give her one from me and tell her just how amazing she is...oh and then hear God whisper it to your heart to! I love you both...enjoy your precious time together...in His presence together...what a treat! Love to you my friend!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Hope you all are having a BLAST!!!!

Miss ya girl!

Wendy Blight said...

Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment you left on my blog. It touched me so much that you remembered June 7th and that you reminded me of God's GREAT goodness in ordaining my son's baptism for that day. Your words moved me to tears and led me to praise God for His faithfulness and sovereignty over every detail of our lives.

I am so thankful to have friends like you...although we cannot meet over coffee or a glass of wine, we can "meet" here. You are truly a blessing!!

Have a GREAT time while you are away and ENJOY time with Elaine.

Wendy

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

My first stop here. I found you through Elaine over at Peace for the Journey. I LOVE your blog, and am trying very hard not to covet a road trip and a visit with Elaine.

...and I know exactly what song you were singing in this post. I was a kid too when my mom would listen to it on her car radio "I'm leavin on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again. Babe, I hate to go.." Not too shabby for a middle aged mama, huh!?!

Joyful said...

Well what I want to know is...did you get to read all those books and did you have a favourite...and...did you find the sunglasses you were after?

Inquiry minds want to know :)

Joy