I rarely take time off. I rarely watch movies and pretty much never watch TV. This doesn’t make me “oh such a hard worker” or “better than” or any of that silliness. (It could actually mean that I have issues – not that that would be shocking for any of you to hear about.)
It’s just that I really like working and doing things. I love writing, I love cooking, I love teaching the boys, I love corresponding with so many of you through emails and answering questions, I love creating new eBooks, I love making meals for others, I love gardening. I love working hard. The bigger this site has become, the longer it takes to get all my blog work done. I spend quite a bit of time on it, and I love it. As I said in this podcast, my work is my play. I feel blessed to have found so much “work” in life that is fulfilling and enjoyable.
But this weekend, I took time off. We made our annual Kansas City trip, attended Leadership Training for Christ for our kids, then spent the rest of Easter weekend with friends who live close to Kansas City. I didn’t get to cook all weekend, but was instead waited on hand and foot. We got to relax and visit. I got to catch up with some loved ones I haven’t seen in months (or years!).
Not only that, after LTC was over and we were back at our friend’s house, I sat. With my feet up. I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the boys. And when that was over, we watched Mary Poppins. Then we watched a couple of baseball games. Every once in a while I thought to myself, “I should try to get some work done on the computer.” And then I said something to myself like, “nah” and kept snuggling with the boys or with Matt.
Sitting and doing nothing rarely works for me. I like being productive. But during those hours of down time, I felt like I truly was being productive. I feel refreshed and ready to work again.
Here are a few fun pictures of our weekend:
Malachi borrowed the camera and took some shots while we were waiting for
some of our kids’ events at LTC . Here’s a goofy one of me snacking on a Larabar.
And then Daddy got to join Mama for a picture.
After that, I grabbed the camera and said, “Okay, your turn”.
So here’s one of Malachi looking like his normal prim and proper self.
Elias and Justus were in a skit together that Matt wrote called “The Conqueror in the Hat”
(since the theme this year was from Romans: More than Conquerors). I love this picture.
As I looked at all of our LTC pictures after the event, I realized that I hadn’t taken one picture of Asa the whole weekend. He looked and did great too…I just don’t have any pictures to show you to prove it.
I’m very thankful for our mini-vacation! And now, if I could get the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang song out of my head, that would be helpful.
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