Russ arrived on Friday night and since then I’ve been relaxing into vacation a little more. When I’m on my own with the kids, I tend to keep us on a tighter schedule because I need to stay ahead of the day. With two of us, the load is lighter.
He also brought the forgotten cord to my laptop. I was relieved to see it, and yet at the same time, afraid to even turn my computer on. I knew that work had piled up and that I would be easily distracted by the flow of information coming my way the moment I hit the power button.
This morning I submitted the long overdue proposal for my book project. I worked hard on it early last winter and spring. Then life got away from me and the project sat. My co-author began sending me kind, short emails saying, “Is there anything you need from me?” I figured I would work on it once we got here, but the missing power cord held me up. It felt good to send it off this morning; we’ll see what our editor thinks about what we’ve done so far.
We have a continual flow of people through the house. Some of the older kids have come and gone, Samuel and Ladybug arrived last night, my sister and her family arrive today, Hannah arrives Friday night and Isaiah will join us Saturday. I made a chart to keep track of the comings and goings of the family. The one thing that keeps me sane is that I am staying in one place for the entire vacation. In fact, I’ve only left the beach a few brief times.
I’m plowing through the small stack of books on my dresser, two down, and only a little more than a week to get through as many as I can. When we get home, I’ll turn my focus toward prepping for the homeschool year, so this is my big opportunity.
Given the random nature of this post, I’ll end it with a quote I read yesterday, given by God in just the right moment.
…Too often in our relationships, we feel as though we must speak our full heart on all matters. We feel dishonest if we don’t spell out the whole story of gloom and doom as we see it when we see people we love making dangerous decisions. We panic, say more than we ought, and then justify this as honesty. We would do well to show ourselves people who value humility, gentleness, and patience, as Jesus does with us…
It’s time to put my computer away; thank you for reading my sporadic offerings. Be sure to enter the giveaway for a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Winnie The Pooh Blu-ray Combo Pack. That’s a pretty sweet prize.
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