A wonderful weekend
The stress at work was really getting to me.Â My husband said he really thought I was starting to lose it.Â So our family ran away to the lake for the weekend.Â It was wonderful!Â I slept, relaxed, read a book, played with the kids.Â It was just what we all needed.Â I am so thankful for this weekend.Â It was really hard packing up and heading home.Â The nice thing is we will we going back to the lake later this summer – and this time for a least a week!Â Yay!
P.S. My husband is itching to blog about this, so I’d better tell you about my little adventure this morning.Â I got this great idea of renting a canoe and going out onto the lake alone to spend some quiet time with God.Â Peaceful and relaxing, right?Â Well, not really.Â (The lake I decided to canoe out onto by myself is Chitek Lake, which is a very large lake.Â It doesn’t take much wind to stir up the water.)Â At first I wanted to row out to an island halfway on the other side of the lake, but the waves kept turning the canoe the wrong way.Â I finally gave up, rested for a few minutes and then decided I’d better head back to the shore.Â The only problem was I was over halfway to the other side and I couldn’t get the canoe to turn around.Â The best I could do was get the canoe heading towards the shoreline which wasÂ at a right angle to the shore where I was supposed to be heading.Â I thought if I canoed hard enough, the canoe would eventually turn enough to be heading in the right direction.Â This did not happen.Â Here I was on the other side of the lake, and I couldn’t turn the canoe around.Â I started to get pretty anxious.Â Finally I decided if I couldn’t turn the canoe around, I would just start paddling backwards.Â That worked, but I was also working against the wind and the waves (they weren’t very big, but they were enough in this little canoe with one person to cause problems).Â It took a long time to get back.Â Three hours after I headed out onto the lake, I made it to the place where I had rented the canoe.Â Lesson learned – next time I go out onÂ Chitek Lake, it will be under motorized power!