Every time we go on vacation I find myself wondering what would happen if we just sold everything and moved to a shack on the beach and lived simpler lives. Well- this summer is my attempt at doing just that right where I am. We are doing less and just "being" more. The kids are cleaning out there rooms and packing up bags for Africa (which really ends up being a local mission right here in town, but my kids always have Africa on the brain) We are trying our hardest to simplify. If we wake up and want to go to the movies, we go to the movies. If we decide that we want to stay in our PJ's and read Junie B. Jones books all day, we do that. It has been soooooooo freeing. And so empowering. I've said no to a lot of things lately and it really does feel good. It means that I have more time to focus on the things that matter most to me. And believe it or not- there is actually no guilt at being more guarded with my and my children's time- and guilt is usually my middle name! I'm sure that in a couple of weeks we'll end up scheduled up to our eyeballs again, but for now, this is exactly what we needed. For the first time in a long time life seems normal-ish. *gasp* I said it! (And now I've probably jinxed it.)
It also means that there is really no good blog material. Which is okay! I'll take this lovely calmness over good blog material any day!
It's a rough life, isn't it?
*Don't forget to vote... we are slipping in the polls!