Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Why the long silence? Traveling Staycation

We were on vacation. You might even term it a “traveling staycation”. How is that possible? Well, we traveled by plane out of the country, but we were not headed to be tourists. Instead we went to visit friends in Amman, where we used to live.

What did we do for nine days? We hung out. We made meals, ate meals, and cleaned up from meals. We were entertained by 5 kids ages 2, 3, 7, 9, and 11. We talked about life. We went grocery shopping and to the pharmacy. We slept and read. It was a break from regular life – from the cycle of work and weekend and it was great.

Now we are back and through most of a week. (Remember Wednesday is our Friday.) The rhythm of life is good. It is dependable. Times of pause are restorative. I am restored. (And Christmas Break is less than 4.5 weeks away.)



  1. What a gorgeous vacation! (I get why you called it a "staycation" though.) Sounds like the perfect trip for you to take. R+R is great, isn't it?

  2. How neat! Sometimes we need those kind of vacations, too.

  3. It sounds wonderful, to not rush, but to visit and eat and sleep in another place, though well known. It's a respite from home, but not like the bustle of a vacation. How wonderful a time you must have had!

  4. A world away in more ways than one.