Life can be complicated, can't it?
Work to do. Children to parent. Homes to run. Projects to finish. It's easy to feel as if every hour of every day is filled to overflowing, with absolutely no time for some really important things.
Like tending to relationships. Building partnerships. Celebrating love.
But this past weekend, I put aside everything else and flew off spend the weekend with my sweetheart. You see, Jack's been working in Canada quite a bit lately. Last week he was working in Toronto; this week he's working in Vancouver. So instead of his flying to North Carolina for a few hours at home, I flew to Toronto to be with him.
Canada? In January? Don't I know that January calls for visits to places like the Caribbean? Well, yes, I know that. But Jack wasn't in the Caribbean. He was in Canada. And the locale is not nearly so important as the company.
So we walked and talked and laughed and shopped and visited museums and ate wonderful food. We did touristy things like going to the top of the CN Tower, where Jack snapped this photo of me:
Look at those rosy cheeks! That's what happens when you walk around Toronto in January!
We even tried taking an iPhone photo of ourselves:
Clearly, we need to get our children to teach us how to do this.
There's one thing I didn't do this weekend, though. I didn't do anything related to my blog. To be honest, I didn't really plan that. In fact, I took my computer with me, but I left in my carry-on bag the entire time I was in Toronto. It's not that I needed a break from blogging. It's just that I needed concentrated time with my husband--the kind of time we simply can't have if I'm glued to my computer.
Don't get me wrong. I love my computer. I love all the things I can do with it. But this weekend, it was good for my computer to be nothing more than a weight in my suitcase.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
How about you? Do you ever unplug from one activity in order to plug into another? I'd love to hear about it!