A wonderful weekend

The stress at work was really getting to me.  My husband said he really thought I was starting to lose it.  So our family ran away to the lake for the weekend.  It was wonderful!  I slept, relaxed, read a book, played with the kids.  It was just what we all needed.  I am so thankful for this weekend.  It was really hard packing up and heading home.  The nice thing is we will we going back to the lake later this summer – and this time for a least a week!  Yay!

P.S. My husband is itching to blog about this, so I’d better tell you about my little adventure this morning.  I got this great idea of renting a canoe and going out onto the lake alone to spend some quiet time with God.  Peaceful and relaxing, right?  Well, not really.  (The lake I decided to canoe out onto by myself is Chitek Lake, which is a very large lake.  It doesn’t take much wind to stir up the water.)  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.  I finally gave up, rested for a few minutes and then decided I’d better head back to the shore.  The only problem was I was over halfway to the other side and I couldn’t get the canoe to turn around.  The best I could do was get the canoe heading towards the shoreline which was at a right angle to the shore where I was supposed to be heading.  I thought if I canoed hard enough, the canoe would eventually turn enough to be heading in the right direction.  This did not happen.  Here I was on the other side of the lake, and I couldn’t turn the canoe around.  I started to get pretty anxious.  Finally I decided if I couldn’t turn the canoe around, I would just start paddling backwards.  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).  It took a long time to get back.  Three hours after I headed out onto the lake, I made it to the place where I had rented the canoe.  Lesson learned – next time I go out on Chitek Lake, it will be under motorized power!

One Response

  1. Sherry

    I love it. I am glad you had a relaxig weekend and I hope that you can enjoy the rest of your summer without too much stress.

    July 4, 2006 at 4:02 pm