Monday, May 23, 2011
Is this Heaven, yes…. It’s Iowa! …. And I am back in my home state, still alive, in spite of the rapture on Saturday….. However, I’m happy to report that I think I did experience the rapture on Saturday. Maybe the true rapture (being present in the Kingdom of God) is not what happens to your body, but instead, is a “state of mind”….
I landed in KC Friday late afternoon, and spent a wonderful weekend with Greg. This was the most relaxed- blissful weekend that I can remember…. Maybe it was just exhaustion, but it sure felt like Heaven to me in so many ways. (more on that later in the week)
On Sunday, I drove home to Des Moines and was happy to see that I had not missed the blooming of my lilac bushes…. The smell is so wonderful. AND I am happy that the peonies are not quite opened yet....I didn't want to miss that either.
I had a freshly mowed lawn and I walked into a clean house since my housekeeper’s visit was on Friday. Then within 10 minutes of arriving and unpacking my car, a perfect weekend got even more perfect….. my phone rang and it was Sue and Carolyn inviting me down for dinner on Carolyn’s deck. Grilled turkey burger really hit the spot, plus good fellowship with my Peace Sisters!
Now it will be interesting to see if I can carry this blissful state of mind into the new work week. With the biggest 2011 project complete- my successful presentation at the national conference, I’m onto more deadlines coming up this summer and preparing for another state educational workshop in September.