This is a little out of my normal realm of thinking, but it also shows the MAJOR progress we have made in our home, and here is why…..
*my kids are finally beyond fighting like they used to do!!!!! my summertime month used to require referee skills. (they DO grow out of that phase) thank goodness!! now, my kids are actually becoming “friends” for the most part, and finally learned that “getting along” is just SO much easier!! :)
* I used to spend summertime running from one end of town to the other!! now, with a teenage daughter, she THRIVES on doing my errands FOR me!!! how awesome is that? I hate errands!!!
*I reflect quite vividly on the days of working outside my home. What are the kids doing all day? how is my house? what am I going to deal with on my lunch hour? …..now, I am COMPLETELY blessed working from home, and the kids and I would NEVER have it any other way!!! my presence is here, but yet in the salon, and not on top of them!!!! it is a win / win situation all the way around!!! I highly recommend this, if at all possible!!!! Something I should have done 10 years SOONER!!!
*After an especially “challenging” school year, we are DONE with school schedules for a few months, and we are going to celebrate tomorrow by SLEEPING IN!!!!! all three of us!!!!!! In our slumber, we can listen to the birds from a distance, feel the cool breeze in the windows and awake whenever WE want to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* we also have a VERY relaxed schedule all summer long. I have spent enough summers completely OVERSCHEDULED and I am much wiser now!!!!! My kids both have church trips scheduled, and other than that we will have a Staycation (more on that later) it will ALL be good.
Now, the pic??? I don’t know where it is!!!! and I have no idea who the feet belong to, but when I stumbled across it, it looked like it is somewhere I wanted to be!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, then I snapped back to reality and remembered that we are not going to be doing anything NEAR this tropical blissful traveling. I had a twinge of feeling sorry for myself , so nothing like a list of things to be grateful to make ya feel good at the situation you are in…..and how many reasons I have to feel blessed!!!!!!!!!!
I think I accomplished just that.
Take a look at YOUR summer plans. Are they so hectic you are not sure how to manage it? or do you see a whole lot of rest / relaxation / and quality time, just waiting to be had?
15 more minutes…..and I will be waiting at the door for the kids to arrive. 🙂
(more tonight, hopefully)