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Restoration Time

I view my vacation time as sacred and necessary to keep moving forward through the school year. We have this entire week off to give thanks with our family. I have been napping, eating, and spending time talking with family members. It has been perfect and just what the doctor ordered.

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Still Enjoying Summer

I love my work during the school year; I love my time at home during weekends and vacations. It restores the mind, body, and spirit. I’ve read several novels and enrolled my son in a driving course. This means that I have the privilege of allowing him to practice his new skill a little bit each day. Yesterday was a bit rainy, so I didn’t feel it to be in our best interests to skid about on the third outing ever. He understood, but he wants to practice after his class this afternoon. I’ve been able to grill burgers, chops, steaks, and chicken with the grill my husband and I purchased for our anniversary in May. My son would eat grilled food on a daily basis, weather permitting.

I’ve a bone to pick with some of the office supply companies and department stores who are advertising back to school sales and specials already. We don’t return for several weeks, and I am in no rush to shorten my relaxed mindset’s time just yet. I will take advantage of sales events as time gets closer; however, I resent the forceful intrusion I see with the merchandise/supplies on display as soon as Independence day weekend folded. It was lightning quick and disheartening. Don’t think I am lazy or unwilling to do my work/ministry. I need that down time to release tensions and anxieties just like every other working person. Please! I am still enjoying my summer and my family time.

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The Important Things

I spent a few hours with my father’s sister and her daughter, my cousin yesterday during the Fourth of July in preparation for a family reunion this weekend. It’s nice to spend time with family and reminds me of the importance of belonging to someone, especially those related by blood. I can listen to the stories and soak up my personal history. I don’t ever get tired of listening to Daddy reminisce about his childhood and growing up with my grandparents. It’s always fun when Auntie and Daddy get together because of their shared exploits. I’ll have to snap a picture over the weekend and add it.

One of my former students added me on Facebook yesterday, and I was thrilled because I’d like to keep up with him. He just graduated from high school in June, so I was glad that he remembered me and wanted to stay in contact. I felt special. The point of this little diatribe is that connection makes us human and keeps us moving forward in the right direction. Connection is one of the most important things about life, and we should relish those moments we have the opportunity to relate to one another. More anon.

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