Looking back over my 30 days of downtime, here are some of the things I enjoyed. One of these, however, is a lie. Can you guess which one it is?
- Had 1-on-1 time with my daughter—went shopping and ate fajitas outside on a gloriously beautiful day
- Had 1-on-1 time with my son—sat by a fire on a cold, cloudy morning eating breakfast, drinking coffee, and discussing theology
- Had sleepovers with the grandkids—played games, did puzzles, made crafts, watched videos, cuddled, and joyfully listened to them rattle on about their thoughts and feelings
- Spent a lovely day with my friends Jennifer and Betsy, just talking, eating, and drinking
- Except for Sundays, got out of bed at whatever time I felt like it
- Took a nice nap nearly every afternoon that I was at home
- Ate a ton of holiday food, including old favorites like fudge, spinach and artichoke dip, sausage balls, and deviled eggs, plus new favorites like chocolate muffins and bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds
- Read the book "Unbroken"
- Read the story of Christ's birth to the grandkids before handing out their gifts on Christmas Eve
- Played 3 trash-talking, belly-laughing games of Scrabble on Christmas night with Deke, Rex, and the team of Dale and Didi
- Watched a few good movies and countless TV shows about true crimes, home renovations, and competing chefs
- Watched 3 football games in 1 day with Robert
- Grew even more enamored with J. J. Watt
- Gave all of my votes to help Craig Wayne Boyd win "The Voice"
- Celebrated New Year's Eve in my pajamas
So which one do you think is the lie? Is it one with a lot of details to throw you off? Or did I just ask that to steer you away from a simpler one that's more likely a lie? Scroll down to find out, then please let me know how you did.
The lie is ...
#6. I took only 1 nap during my time off! Every day was enjoyable in some way, and I didn't want to miss any part of it. Even so, I'm extremely grateful for the job I get to go back to. And now, it's time to set my alarm clock ...