Enjoy the Silence?
I just got back from Texas. Literally. I still have my suitcase with me...unpacked.
I went for a few days to visit my family in the blistering Texas heat which makes a lot of outdoor activity hard to do (like cleaning the garage which had to be halted by 8:30 am because it was too hot and I was too cranky--we all were).
Sometimes on these vacations to visit family I like to completely unplug. Before my parents had Internet access and I had to siphon it off from the neighbors, the media fast was involuntary. But spending very little time checking email, blogging or tweeting the past week was really quite nice. Like I somehow cleared my head a bit.
In the real world I did quite a bit in the short time I was there: visited my grandparents, aunts and uncles; spent time with my sobrinos who are getting quite big and rambunctious; watched the olympics; played with hand puppets; cooked meals for more than just myself; blew bubbles; and made two batches of strawberry rhubarb empanadas.
I needed to bit of change of scenery. Even if it was so hot we spent many days inside. There in the familiar setting of my childhood home with the red floor tiles and 70s avocado green kitchen (that I love), I took stock and am hitting reset. The first half of 2012 has been challenging. But now it's behind me.
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