Sunday, October 19, 2008


I feel reconnected. Reconnected to Steve, to myself, to our kids and even the dog. We had a wonderful weekend away. It is amazing how 36 hours can make such a difference. Burlington, VT was the spot of our getaway. The weather was beautiful, very cool (like winter jacket cool), but crisp and bright. I read two books on the drive to and from. One confirmed some philosophies that I have been tossing around lately and reminded me of lessons I have learned over the years. About two weeks ago, I started talking to Steve about the state of things. Told him that I just want to choose happiness everyday. I think it is that simple. One of the books, The Traveler's Gift, spoke of this as one of seven lessons we should learn. It was a powerful and impactful read. The words I have been tossing around were right there as if the universe is saying, "Yep, you are on the right track." The other book is Marley & Me. My eyes are red and puffy as I sit here typing because I just cried so much. Funny how a dog can influence a life so much. If you are a dog lover, this book is a must read. It was great to see my baby's faces and hear their little voices again!

I haven't scrapped a thing in a week now and I am soo okay with that. I needed a little break and actually hope to find a little bit more balance with it all. Want it to be a release and not another source of stress. Plus, little breaks add up to more creativity!

Hope you all had a great weekend too!


  1. Stacey, Sounds like you had a wonderful getaway weekend!
    I have read Marley and me and I just love that book! It made me laugh, cry and smile the whole way through and it reminds me soo much of my lab Koda!!!

  2. Hey Stacey! Sounds like you had just the break you needed. I am so glad you two recovered from your stomach bugs and had a great time. I think everyone needs to get away once in awhile.
    And it's ok to take a break from scrapping, too. This IS supposed to be fun, after all.


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