We moved back home for the summer and have been enjoying, well, doing absolutely nothing this past week. When we say nothing, we don’t mean just sitting around like couch potatoes all day. We do get stuff done just nothing of major importance. Finals are over and the commitments that came along with spring semester ran their course. We like to think of our first week home as our “rejuvenating time.” Early morning coffee dates with mom, stress free pool days and experimenting with new recipes for dinners have put us in a total state of relaxation. Ahh, sweet summertime. Although summer commitments will creep up on us in the weeks to come, we are rested, energized and ready. It is kind of funny to think about our “princess week.” That is what we are calling it. When someone would ask how our day was we would smile, think back to what we did that day, and almost felt embarrassed to admit our daily tasks. “Well, first we woke up and had coffee, worked out, got some sun by the pool, shopped around for while, then cooked dinner and had wine.” Man, the tough lives of Cat and Tina. It’s ok though. We keep telling ourselves “we NEED this time.” We’re going to have to start back up with commitments so we need to relax and recuperate from finals, right? Justification? Most definitely.
As we began to feel slightly, and I mean ever so slightly, guilty for being “diva twins” for a week, we stumbled across this bible verse. “So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 8:15
It is like God is saying, “Don’t fret twins, I want you to enjoy your days. Whether that is working, traveling or indulging on sweet watermelon by the pool we are commanded to enjoy ourselves. Sometimes we complicate our plans or just over plan until our brains hurt, when really we should just keep our priorities straight, keep our friendships strong, and keep our goals in sight. Those are the most important things. And when all else fails maybe we should just take a step back, take a deep breathe, EAT. DRINK. AND BE HAPPY.
Keeping it simple this summer...who’s with us?