Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Absence excuse slip

For the last several days, I've been blissfully disconnected and unplugged. I spent my time at this cabin, the family cabin off the Colorado River.

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And in this little cabin, I spent my time with both my nieces and my nephew and a whole lot of dogs. We haven't been together since Christmas. The difference between Christmas and the last several days is that over Christmas we were in the cold and snowy mountains of New Mexico and this time we were in the warm and sunny sunshine in Matagorda. We were at the pool, at the beach and in the river. We were eating hotdogs and cake and playing Scrabble. We were on walks and at a party one of the neighbor's hosted. The girls and the boy were in a constant state of laughter, and I was in a constant state of love.

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The dogs were in a constant state of play.

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Every morning and evening, I stepped outside and gazed at the giant Sycamore tree behind the cabin. I not sure why exactly, but whenever I am near this tree, I am reminded to count my blessings. This tree towers over the others and whenever I stop to listen to the breeze run through its leaves, I am completely at peace.

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It was four days of bliss.

Now that I'm back though, it's time to get back to work. I'm returning focus to our fundraising event. Update here tomorrow.


CreekHiker said...

That grass covered wet dog and Miss Cheyenne looking so cute are my favorites. Glad you got a few days away!

ghost said...

sounds like heaven.

Life at Star's Rest said...

Those are some of the happiest dogs I've ever seen! Glad you got to take a break with family and loved ones. Carmon