We’ve gotten a lot done, and now the completed lists have been thrown away, orders have been delivered and stowed, and for ourselves, we are taking a deep breath of satisfaction.
Warming temperatures has brought our little bay to life, with wild flowers and Purple Martins, otters and baby geese. If it wasn’t for the summer crowds that are sure to arrive, we would be tempted to stay.
Several evenings ago we sat together at one of the marina’s propane fire pits as the setting sun painted a warm glow against the hills. We talked about what still needed doing, but it ended up being a short discussion.
What to do? We had two weeks till we could leave, so how would we spend that time? Sarah quickly came to the rescue.
“Let’s start our vacation now.” She smiled.
“Now?” I asked. Of course! We have a beautiful marina with a warm pool, fire pits and most of the amenities you could ask for. Why not start now? With a grin I nodded, and in a moment we switched from getting ready for our adventure, to starting our adventure.
When we get back this fall, I hope we can stay in that mindset, treating each day as an opportunity, loving a little more, and enjoying each moment as much as possible.