The Definition of Insanity and other weekend adventures.
I just returned from a fabulous weekend away with my family.
We were all sitting around the table for dinner one evening and Max (my sister’s fiance) remarked how ridiculous it is that we need to drive 3 hours away in order to all be together as a family. We all agreed, but it is about being intentional with our time. That is why vacations are so important – to get away from the regular routine and to intentionally carve out space for your loved ones. I was only gone for 2 days, but I feel so much more refreshed than the average weekend.
We joined my father at The Carriage Ridge Resort where he had been staying all week.
In all honesty, I don’t have many pictures of this weekend because it was the furthest thing from my mind, but our rooms looked something like this:
We spent the majority of Saturday snowboarding.
We didn’t really do all that much, which is the best part! I tackled more of my book.
If you follow my Books I am Reading Board on Pinterest, you will know that it has been the last book up there since…Novemberish?
It has been a rough book to work through. Recently, I was lamenting it’s difficulty to a friend and she asked me if the reason if the reason I cannot put down hard books in favour of things I ACTUALLY want to read is a residual affect of my athleticism? The fact that I just do things over and over, even though they suck. (Which is mighty close to the definition of insanity, I may add). I think she is right, I feel a moral obligation to a book to finish it once I have cracked it’s spine.
I have to say, my efforts are being rewarded because at about 250 pages in, it is becoming fabulous. It has been one of those books from the beginning that I couldn’t give up on even though I didn’t know why. (Maybe because my English Major heart would be wounded by the fact that I gave up on a book that won the Booker of Booker prizes.)
Regardless, I read my book.
I had a race and a faux water aerobics class that left me and my siblings laughing so hard we were crying.
We ate some beautiful meals together.
We watched this movie and talked about it:
We fought a little.
And then we made up.
That is the beauty of family and why I am so proud to call them mine.
What did you do this weekend?
Are you one of those people that when you pick up a book, you HAVE to finish it? Or perhaps a tad more level? 😛
Wanna know something fun?
Nick (in the video you posted there) is cousin’s with my cousins. Ha! I like the sorta-relatedness of it. More importantly, 2 years ago he gave me the best hug I’ve ever had- and he doesn’t even have arms! 🙂
That IS awesome.
Nick seems like the most incredible person ever and I don’t doubt for a second he gives the best hugs EVER!
Andrea Cospito says
Sounds like a fun family weekend! I loved the part about “we fought and then we made up”. Isn’t that just like all families!?!? 🙂 Also, I’m the same way with finishing books I’m not enjoying. Joe is always amazed when I tell him I don’t like the book I’m reading because he would NEVER waste time reading something he wasn’t just loving. I think it’s my OCD kicking in or something because I couldn’t STAND leaving something unfinished. 🙂 Hope you have a great week!
Whew! Glad to know that there is a fellow OCDer out there with similar compulsions as me! It MUST be read.
And yes, families are made to love and to fight with!
That looks like an incredible, relaxing weekend! Got to convince my fam to do something like this!
Yes, you absolutely do. I feel as if you are in a quite similar situation, where you are close but you don’t see each other half as much as you would like! Do it! 🙂
Michelle K. says
I have many fond memories of Carriage Hills. My parents own a timeshare there, and I’ve relaxed there more times than I can count. My fav is the pool!
I spend my weekend watching some Nick Vujicic videos too. I had only only heard about his story, but never witnessed his incredibleness myself.
As for having to finish a book just because I started it…never…if it doesn’t hold my interest I don’t read it (even if it is on a required reading list 🙂 I think you should abandon it just like I abandoned James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” years ago.
We should totally get timeshare there – I agree, the pool is the best.
I think I have a mild case of OCD because I am wracked with feelings of personal failure if I abandon a book. For instance, I WILL retry reading the Poisonwood Bible. It haunts me that I haven’t finished it!