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Things I Did on My Vacation

I’ve been on vacation. Sure, you might not have been able to tell because I wrote a few blog posts in advance and scheduled them to publish while I was gone, but I was away all of last week for a long, relaxing family vacation.

Things I did on my vacation:

1. Drank coffee each morning while watching the sun rise over a lake in northwest Arkansas.

2. Spent most days playing in said lake.

3. Enjoyed watching my son’s first ride on a ski tube.

4. Enjoyed watching his first crash on a ski tube.

5. Taught my daughter to ride a knee board behind a boat as it started to rain.


6. Watched my kids discover the joys of catching fireflies, which used to be prevalent in Amarillo during the summers but haven’t been around for years.

7. Introduced my kids to televised World Cup soccer.

8. Saw a water moccasin (not in the lake).

9. Finished reading this book. Started reading this book.


10. Came up with the seed of an idea for a series of children’s novels.

11. Rode a horse with my kids.

12. Drove a 4-wheeler with my kids.

13. Got poison ivy on my elbow.

14. Taught my kids how to identify poison ivy.


Things I Didn’t Do on My Vacation:

1. Turn on a computer.

2. Browse the Internet.

3. Blog, tweet, Facebook, or comment anywhere.

4. Write anything snarky when lightning struck Touchdown Jesus in Ohio, which would totally have been something I blogged about but, of course, I was offline.

5. Regret all the time I wasn’t spending online.


I’m back, but last week was a good break. Time is not a renewable resource. I’m learning not to waste it. 

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posted June 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

Amazing what a week off will do for you, isn’t it? I like the part about time not being a renewable resource. Although, every now and then, wasting time is the best way to spend it.

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Jonathan Charlie Chang

posted June 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

Sounds like a great vacation, especially the things you didn’t do. It’s funny you mention #10, because during bath time my daughter always does some really great imaginative things and I like to write them down. I told my wife about those those things and we said they’d make a great children’s book.

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Rob Rash

posted June 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

It is so hard to unplug from our digital world. I am constantly finding myself struggling with this as is my wife! 😉
Looking forward to unplugging during our vacation later this summer and kudos to you for getting away.
Ps. 46:10

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posted June 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Good for you!

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posted June 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Welcome back. Your vacation was an encouragement for me… it reminded me of some of the really simple, little things I could be doing while I’m not on vacation that could make a big difference.
-Marshall Jones Jr.

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posted June 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Good for you, Jason. The idea of unplugging sounds appealing. But alas, here I am, in Juneau, Alaska, for three weeks, unable (read: unwilling) to unplug.
Keep up the good work, man.

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posted July 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Great! Enjoy!

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