Even though school ended over a month ago, I feel like I have not yet had any summer vacation. Since my daughter is now homeschooled, I have been trying to keep her working so we (she, actually) can get a few things wrapped up for the year. There are a few chapters left to finish and a few projects I’d like to help her complete. I think I get more excited about projects than she does! She needs to keep working.
At any rate, I’ve been technically working only on the weekends, but I feel like I have not really rested yet. I think it’s because I spend so much time thinking about things I should do or things I want to do in the near future. I would be willing to bet that I’m no busier than everyone else around me, but it sure feels that way. Maybe I’m bogged down thinking and worrying about things I have no control over like all the sickness in our small community.
As I reflect on the “stuff in my head,” I have to remind myself that I should be thankful for the many blessings I have. I’m reasonably healthy and able to work. My career is heading in the right direction. My family is doing well. Maybe those blessings will be enough to help me relax a bit before I have to start classes again.
I have noticed that I am getting less and less tolerant of everything. I have never been the most patient person, but lately I have even less than normal. Kids misbehaving? STOP! Kids who don’t want to put in time to learn? FAIL! I can’t make people do anything, so I will allow everyone to make choices based on their goals in life. After all, I have to decide for myself. If I want to earn a living, I’ll work hard. If I want to succeed or learn a special skill, I will find a way to do it, not make an excuse for why I can’t. What all this means is that I am ready for a break! I can be packed in about ten minutes.
I’ve been looking at old photos from Mexico, and I am missing some friends and places. I’m sure you can tell by what I have posted recently! The first chance I get, I’m heading south for a few days. There are plenty of places for me to crash without worrying about paying hotel prices. I could spend days catching up with friends. We stay in touch with Facebook, but it’s not the same as sitting down over coffee.
Hopefully, one day soon I will be posting some up-dated photos of friends and places in Mexico. Until then, I will try to be more patient….