With the end of school, my life suddenly came to a grinding halt.
I like it!
Okay, maybe "grinding halt" is a bit overstated. It's not like I can quit cleaning the house, washing the dishes, or folding the laundry. And I still have a lot to do this summer to get ready for school - like vaccinations and background checks and CPR courses and the like. There's a ton of scrapbooking to catch up on, particularly Braeden's kindergarten album, which I can hardly wait to have printed. And I'll be teaching two Bible classes this summer - my girls' class on Sunday morning and 3rd & 4th on Wednesday night. Of course, there will also be VBS, a ladies' day, and a gospel meeting to deal with. (Might skip the gospel meeting.)
Hmmm... maybe "grinding halt" is the wrong phrase. Maybe I should've said "brief pause!"
Nah. I actually do feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. Yes, there's a lot to do this summer, and even though there are deadlines and schedules, the timing of much of it is entirely up to me.
I spent a fabulously lazy weekend with my folks. We just goofed off all day Saturday, then a sitter took over kid detail while Mom, Dad & I went to see Star Trek. (Fantastic movie, btw, even for non-Trekkies.) Yesterday started with an encouraging church service, then we enjoyed a late lunch at Don Pablo's. I picked up a few goodies at Sam's, then the Beebs & I headed home (making one more stop at Books-a-Million on the way).
There's something intensely relaxing about sitting around doing whatever I feel like, with no schedule, no demands (save a niece & nephew constantly crawling in my lap), and no where to be.
Yup. Life is good.