Letting Vacation Linger


Flying into Turks and Caicos, Providenciales

We have been on vacation.  We weren’t on a sight-seeing, early morning to late night activity filled vacation, but an unplugged, no TV, relaxing kind of vacation.  The kind that begins and ends each day with listening to the water splash on shore.

Truly, the most taxing activities included trying to balance on a paddle board, jet skiing through the ocean waves, and being away from water for any extended period of time.  Our daily decision-making involved choosing between things like the ocean or the pool and potato chips or tortilla chips.  It was rough.


Re-entry has been slow.  It took me three days to even begin my laundry and I have had rum punch with every meal (except breakfast, of course).  I even cut up a pineapple into little wedges for the side of my glass.  I am desperate to hold on to that little slice of heaven.

Over the weekend, I began making my “to-do” list for the week and I could feel the stress of everyday life begin to seep in.  I paused and thought about the summer stretched out before me and decided that I was going to let vacation linger; I was going to intentionally weave this state of relaxation into our summer. Obviously, I can’t sleep in and lounge around in the sun for hours, although that does sound glorious.  Apparently, I have to engage in real life, but there is nothing wrong with bringing a little island time to each day.

I have decided that I am going to get up and drink my tea outside in the sun each morning and just breathe in the day.  I am going to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin whenever I have 10 minutes to walk outside and sit in a chair. I am going to eat outside, go barefoot, listen to island music, drink tons of water with slices of lemon, and have a little rum punch with dinner whenever I feel like it.  I am not waiting for the weekend or the 4th of July to celebrate summer.  I am going to celebrate everyday.


So, if you need me you can find me outside in the yard, in my car with the windows down, playing a board game in the evening, or just barefoot on my patio breathing in the summer air and letting vitamin D do its thing.

Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Annie says:

    Welcome back! We missed you. Yes, keep the vacation feeling going as long as you can. And thanks for bringing my vacation memories to mind. Nibbles and drinks anyone?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. G (of Lowi & G) says:

      Thanks Ann


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