Almost everything got put on hold this weekend as I enjoyed Payson and family. Like any good student, I dutifully packed up my computer and notebook - I even opened the "thesis in progress" document, then ignored it as I spent hours googling house decorating ideas and landscaping tips. (I love our not-quite-chats on pinterest, Tonya!) But who can study Ogilvy's insights on advertising fonts when the possibility of a good book and iced tea on the deck await?
So school got put on hold and my "to do" list of research and letter writing didn't get very far, but my "settle the nest" project was inspired. My parents' house provides the feeling that all hotels/bed and breakfasts/lodges/communes/window company advertisements/politicians/chair makers promise: a place that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed just as you are. While I can't transport the mountains (even if my faith could move them, I like them just where they are next to my parents' deck) and I can't bring back the great weather (though I plan to complain a lot about not taking that back to Phoenix with me), I can tackle some of these small details to make home more homey:
Love you, mom and dad - thank you for a wonderful (and longer than expected) weekend!