Sunday, January 4, 2009

On Time Together

The last several days have really been blissful. Apologies for the cheesiness of the sentiment, but that's really the best word to describe our last days of vacation! We've been back in Princeton, but without any real work or social obligations, which has made for a very relaxing and refreshing time together, just the two of us.

Sure, we've had some personal projects to keep us busy, and we've found various things to do -- but it's so nice to be able to just do things when you want, and to stop doing things, period. We've spent our time watching old episodes of "Veronica Mars" (a quality show, especially the first season), reading together on the couch, researching dSLR photography... It's been wonderful just being together.

It's really shown us how frazzled we were before vacation. The stress of our Christmas card episode was just a symptom of how terribly busy we had made ourselves over the past semester. For a few weeks before our vacation started, we had commitments every night of the week. I'd get home from work, we'd get ready to go out, and then we had just a few moments together before crashing at night.

Don't get us wrong -- all of these things filling our lives are wonderful. We're both blessed with jobs we're happy with and surrounded by people we love. These are all good things that have been given to us -- things that enrich our lives and are well worth the doing.

But this last week of being together has been enormously refreshing. There's no replacement for time alone together. :)

1 comment:

Emily said...

Brian and I have been feeling the exact same way. There's nothing like some time together to recharge you and get you ready for more time with others.