Hoping all the Mamas had a fabulous Mother’s day!!!
My weekend was a curiosity of lots of downtime and productivity. I was without a car most of the day on Saturday at home so I was able to get lots of stuff done around the house (after I grocery shopped nice and early) and had a ridiculous amount of time to read and chill and THEN go to our supper club in the evening. Nice. But weird. It’s hard to slow down, isn’t it??? I mean we are used to going all out, all the time and then when its not…..it’s hard to switch gears.
Mother’s Day was lovely. Mass. Sweet kids. Helpful kids. Free breakfast at church after Mass. Dinner was made for me by my guys AND cleaned up. When I think about what a tough day it is for a lot of women, I know that I’ve got it good with no legitimate complaints.
On the flip side of the coin, I bought NO Mother’s Day cards this year. My favorite Hallmark store closed and well….it’s just not the same. So, my sister was in charge of flowers for Mom this year (she did a GREAT job!) and I hand delivered flowers to my Mother-in-law (since my Hubby had to work) and my grandmother and called my dad’s wife and my other grandmother…..which I am sure they appreciated more that a card, right?
Today, it’s back to reality…..Monday morning blues…..and looking forward to a 4 day work week because I TOOK FRIDAY OFF FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!! AND SO DID MY HUBS. AND THE KIDS ARE STILL IN SCHOOL!!!!!
And so begins the long weekend. Can I get an “AMEN”?!?!?—posted a little behing, I’m catching up here.
This morning the Hubs and I are doing a SUP (Stand up Paddleboard) demo. 8 a.m. in the river. It is lovely outside right now. Lovely, I say. I’m thinking the river is going to be cold and therefore I resolve to STAND UP and not fall in. Ok? Ok. Let you know how that goes. **it didn’t, just too windy today, and I actually wanted to stand UP, not swim in the river..
Reading books. Riding bikes. Relaxing in the day. That’s how the rest of our Saturday went down and it was awesome!! It’s a challenge to really relax, isn’t it?? There’s always so much TO DO on our days off. Grocery shopping, house cleaning, lawns, maintenance around the casa, kids to and fro. It’s the season of our life right now and that’s ok, the interesting thing is that when we can and do relax it’s as if our bodies and minds can’t break free from the principles of inertia:
1. Physics The tendency of a body to resist acceleration; the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest or of a body in straight line motion to stay in motion in a straight line unless acted on by an outside force.
2. Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change: the inertia of an entrenched bureaucracy.
and like most parents I know, we seem to be constantly on that straight line of motion…..always moving forward!
And so, somehow we managed to find a compromise in productivity and relaxation that we could live with. I hope the same is true for you!!!
A boy. Reading and relaxing after an afternoon of lawn mowing.
Sneaking in a coffee/donut date after our SUP date was squashed by the wind!
Checking on the Gram and giving kitty some snuggle love
This week I took a few days off to keep the kids from killing each other busy before camp starts Monday. The girls were invited to join in @ VBS (Vacation Bible School) at the Catholic church the next town over the same week; however, since my time off was already approved……I kept my days off. In those three days, I enjoyed a quick trip to see friends, celebrated our youngest’s birthday and had a day to get my chores done leaving our weekend wide open for Father’s Day fun! Finding myself with an hour to kill on Friday, I put the bike on the truck and headed to the beach for a ride. It was great. No crowds. Lovely weather. Quite the peaceful way to break a sweat!
My parking spot…a house smack in the middle of condo central!
Rentals ready for occupancy
Condos, condos, everywhere!
Lush condo complete with manicured lawn ON THE OCEAN!
Still waiting on repairs/renovations status post 2004 Triple Threat Hurricane Season
These giant shoeboxes are actually in the process of renovations
Stretch of homes between the condos
Sweet crib yo’
I never get tired of this view!!
Lifeguard on duty
Surf camp in session
Surf camp straggling back from their workout
Junior lifeguard camp in session….a sea of yellow and red across the sand
This little couple gets their arm work done WITH their cardio
Hydration!! Thirsty work in the sun….
Open road for most of my ride, and a lovely day for a ride it is!
God is good! All the time. We just need to make the most of each day and LIVE!
This is the day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it!