As I write this, I am lounging on a sofa in a hotel suite, gabbing with Mom and watching a mad flurry of snow outside the window.
I didn't crawl out of bed until I was ready to (about 9:20 am), meandered down to the lobby for a double-chocolate muffin and cup of vanilla chai tea, and now I'm contendedly surfing the web with the laptop. It feels so good to relax and not feel like I'm on a schedule or that I'm forgetting to do something or worrying about impatient children.
Yesterday Mom & I went shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg... we "terrorized" the scrapbook stores (as Mom so eloquently put it), drooled over cameras I couldn't afford at Wolf Camera, ate lunch at Olive Garden and supper at Pizza Hut, and in general did exactly what we wanted to do. By the end of the day, we were exhausted, and my legs were aching from being on my feet all day.
So today - today, we are just chillin'. :) We might go see a show or something this evening, but for the moment, I am relaxed with a slightly full belly and sippin' a cuppa hot tea.
Life is good.