Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Break = Heavenly Bliss

I haven't been on my computer too much this week: this may explain why:

Monday 7:30am: Children all get up and Daddy brings them to church by 8:15ish to attend Spring Break Camp every day from 8:30 - 4:30! Oh thank you Lord for Dani and Jamie and all the other volunteers!

8:30am: Devotions...quiet...long...devotional/prayer time! Oh savor it!

10:30 - 4:30: Clean house...serious spring cleaning!!! Ahhh the smell! Visited with some friends on beach side...made a meal and delivered it to a friend and her family!

Tuesday: (all the mornings began the same as above) Laundry...lots of laundry...Pop's laundry too! Food shopping I think....rode my bike! Spent some time with friends that evening with my family.

...wait it gets more exciting!

Wednesday: 10:00 rode bike to book for 3 hours uninterrupted....rode home...took a 1/2 hour book for.....4 more hours....ohhhh! LOVE IT!

Thursday: Did my lesson plans for the next 6 weeks and organized my children's portfolios! Ah the joys of homeschooling! Used my gift card to Khols...and my gift card to Starbucks...yup...on the same day...with a friend! Love this! Went my book!

Friday: Had a friend over for some morning tea! In the quiet of my home...with candles burning at 10:30am! Did I mention it was quiet. Afternoon: mowed the lawn...finished reading my book!

OK so it may not sound all that glorious to you, but to me...the quietness and calmness and alone time was priceless. At first I was nervous because I wasn't really missing my boys...I was kind of liking this quiet time to myself. However, by Wednesday I realized that indeed I did need this time, and they needed it too! I love being with my boys...they go everywhere with me...I go to the doctor, they go to the doctor, I go shopping, they go get the idea. I enjoy their company, but there is something to that time of refreshing...I just needed that so much, spiritually, mentally, and physically. So that is why I have no new pictures and not much to say, because I am just eternally grateful for my wonderful church who blessed me with the perfect gift of time this week.

Now next week: we are off to do some testing and back to schooling...Look out Ancient Rome here we come!


Michelle said...

Glad you enjoyed your down time. We enjoyed your boys at camp. Now we're back at it this week too!!Testing, school and I get a whole week off from work, haven't had that in 18 months!! Yippy! That is heaven for me right now- I'm over working outside the home so it's well needed.

Marisa said...

Wow! Sounds like a heavenly week! Glad you had a chance to relax and get refreshed as a mom!