We’ve had such a great summer, it’s hard to believer it’s just about over. Our vacation this week was a blast. We had a great time celebrating my dad’s birthday, visiting with family and just enjoying our time there. Oh, and for those that read my other vacation post, thankfully I didn’t have to try and get those balloons out to my parents house. My sister came out and picked them up. 🙂 Here are some fun photos from our time out there.
Today (Saturday) we (Paul, the kids and I) are celebrating my birthday, since my dad’s big party was on my birthday. They gave me some very nice gifts, grilled me a nice steak and made a yummy cheesecake. They’ve also let me relax and do whatever I want to do today. What am I doing right this minute while typing this post? Watching pre-season football of course. 😉
We are starting school on Monday. We are pretty much ready for it. I need to have a Spanish workbook printed out and copy Paulie’s biology schedule. Honestly, I should have done both of those a week or so ago, but just didn’t get them done. I’ll make sure Paulie has the info he needs for this week, and get them copied sometime on Wednesday or Thursday. It will work out fine.
One of the best things about this past vacation was the relaxation and the realization that I need to watch my schedule and priorities a bit more. I’ve been allowing my work to crowd in throughout my day, instead of just working the hours I’m scheduled for and leave it at that. I enjoy my work greatly, and I’m not complaining about my work. But I need to make sure I don’t let it take up my whole day, especially mentally.
I remember when I first wanted to work from home years ago. I read a lot about it and the biggest issue I read about was to make sure to ‘leave’ work and not let it take over your whole day. Working from home, it’s so easy to want to constantly think about work, check a ‘quick’ email, do a ‘quick’ update etc… When that happens, then it seems like your whole day is a work day, which is not what I want. And that’s what I realized on vacation, I was allowing these ‘quick’ checks to be an all day thing.
It was so nice on vacation to not even think about work, to not worry or wonder about it. I need to focus more on other things the Lord has for me and my family. And I’m going to need the Lord’s strength to do this. It’s in my nature to want to constantly check things, work on things, update things. I need to schedule my work time, work it and be done for the day. Then I will have more time for other things that I want to accomplish. Not only homemaking and school things, but things I want to crochet, cards I want to create and photos I want to take. I’m so blessed that the Lord used something like such a wonderful vacation to show me these things. Praying for His strength to follow through on them too. 🙂