"I know why families were created, with all their imperfections.
They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed." Anais Nin
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Can we just go rest??
Yep, that would be Caroline's midday question today when I enthusiastically asked her, "so friend, what do you want to do now?" Apparently it's been awhile since Caroline last took a vacation with her mom. A "vacation" for me means I finally get to do all the things I wish I could do everyday but don't because "mom duties" come first, OR, everything I wish I could do when the sun is shining! SO, when I get to leave Utah during it's least appealing (i.e. downright ugly brown, melting snow, dead tree branches, muddy, bleah, etc.) then my vacation consists of waking at the crack of dawn, not missing out on any opportunity to be active, and then staying outside until you need a headlamp to continue :-).
Our day today: rise and shine early for a brisk walk around the resort, visit the tennis club to reserve courts (YES, outdoor), go see the flamingos (that were still sleeping), and stroll along the golf course with the morning's first golfers. Then it was back to the condo for breakfast and a quick run to the store for sunscreen (that I forgot) and treats, then back to change and head over to the courts for 1 1/2 hours of tennis with my girl, then back for lunch and off to the pool to relax (now Caroline, this is rest time!).
So, it was after a few hours of swimming and reading at the pool when I asked my question and Caroline wanted to go "rest" - which I think means "can we just go do 'nothing'?" - i.e. relax in the condo and maybe watch tv?? I'm thinking: "hmmm, that's not part of the plan . . . we MUST sqeeze every last activity into this beautiful 80 degree day!" But, alas, it is her vacation too, so we came in from the sun, made nachos, and watched part of "Spiderman" on tv . . . before it was time to get back in tennis clothes for our 5:30pm court time :-).
We're loving it and we couldn't have hit better weather and it feels oh, so good to have the sun shining down on our pale winter skin. Tomorrow we head over to the tournament and after checking the schedule I don't think Caroline will have any desire to come back and hang out.
The view from our patio - the distant mountains are always my favorite.
But then again, she may want to come back and take a nap since I've scheduled a 7am court for us in the morning . . .