a real vacation of the mind

A while ago, I wrote a blog post that included this song called “Guantanamera” that always takes me on a little vacation of the mind. I love the beach and the cool drinks and the relaxing atmosphere. I am not a cold weather girl, but love the mountains–in the summer. So no moutains for a September getaway, but one final beach destination before the blustery winds of winter set in. In two days, Mike and I are going back to our favorite dive place–I don’t dive but love to snorkel. In the words of my middle daughter, “There are FISH!” she said in a panic as she placed her face mask in the water for the first time after finally convincing her that a shark wouldn’t get her. I love a good book on the beach–I have three packed, and two downloaded to my iPod. I love fresh squeezed orange juice. And I love an icy, pretty drink with an umbrella in it and a big chunk of pineapple to eat, and chill, while I do, well, nothing. It’s that time again, and we are going down to the Yucatan peninsula. I see there is some storm activity in the Gulf, so we’re praying for a smooth week, but the next two days will be spent getting ready for, well, doing nothing on a beautiful beach with too much indulgence, and some of our dearest friends of thirty years.

Did I mention the next few days? Of course, I am in a panic now to do all that relaxing in a couple of days. Mike’s parents are staying to take care of the granddogs and closet kitty. The dogs need a bath, the hair needs color, and for that matter, so does my skin (fake tan spray is the answer for this pasty girl.) I have new sunscreen. Have you ever used old sunscreen? Don’t. It doesn’t work. I have some new cute sundresses, and my nemesis, a bathing suit that doesn’t cover the thighs! Don’t you wish those old stylin’ girls of the 1900s would come back again?

Well, maybe not. I have some capris, some new sandals, and more to do than if I hadn’t planned on doing nothing! I am not bringing my computer, but I will try to send some pictures of this paradise each day, assuming the computer they said was in the room is there. No promises, no big plans, but I will try to keep a little of a journal going over the next week. Until then, keep singing with me “One ton tomato.” I put it at the top for your convenience. And I pray for you some real rest in Him. Prop your feet up and get a cold drink and sing like nobody’s listening. Count yourself blessed as His precious daughter of the King, and I will be back in a day or two to keep in touch.

One more thing: I promised to keep you updated on the dr. visit the other day, and all is well. Bloodwork all came back okay, and the EKG was normal. I will go see the specialist when I get back, but I am fairly sure I just had some inner ear thing going on with dizziness and nausea. I feel good again, and so thankful to get the good news before the vacation. I’ll attribute it all to a God-prompt to get me to again be more deligent with my health. And if this in some way can be a God-prompt for you, I pray you won’t put off making that appointment. And most of all, thank you for your sweet concern and prayers. Strength and healing come through some very magnificent ways.

Published by annettegeffert

a journeyman, observer, life lover. Jesus causes me to wonder better and fills the potholes.

7 thoughts on “a real vacation of the mind

  1. I pray you have a wonderful, safe and relaxing vacation! Thank God for the praise report on your health! I too will miss you.

    Blessings in Christ–

  2. Just a quick note from me, too! Just wanted to let you know I made your brownies to take to my son at MSU and he loved them… so did Lincoln! Have a nice week and I already miss you! Hope Bible study was good tonight!

    Love you-

  3. Annie, I have exams this week and have to attend my nieces wedding in Fl. Lauderdale this weekend but, when I return I am going to send you a book called “The Prisoner in the Third Cell.” I have about 7 copies of this book and they are all out and about. I will find one of them and send it to you. After you finish it send it to Jean.

  4. I am so happy for you to be able to go on the vacation! I love this song! I feel like I need to put on some (new) sunscreen just to listen to it! And a hat and some new sandals and a good book on my ipod! I won’t be putting on my swim suit, though! Have fun! I signed up for a scuba class years ago but changed my mind! I love to snorkel, too! St. John was my favorite snorkel experience! I hope you have the best time! I hope you really do post pictures!

    Thank you for the update on your health. Praise God! Now you can relax!

    Angie xoxo

  5. Oh,oh,oh! I love vacations on the beach.Those 30’s bathing suits def are the answer! Have a wonderful time and we bloggers will take good care of each other til you return – of course, we would enjoy pics and updates:)Have wonderful trip!

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