Our summer had 12 weekends in it. We were not around 6 weekends and had house guests 6 weekends, 3 weekends were spent at home like normal people. The reason the math doesn't work out is because some weekends had both travel/work and house guests. We had really wonderful visits with all, might I be sure to say.
Thanks to some crazed house cleaning here in the homestretch, I am actually ending this busy season with a relatively nice house, thanks to said house guests and the accountability they provide to keep life tidy and do long over due chores. I got so much help from Julian there, and I am thankful for my newly added storage solutions and his time and effort.
I'm so ready for a nap. Even Julian, who is "anti-nap" has been napping if he can catch one here or there. This semester was supposed to be the first one we could all relax and have a bit more down time but suddenly he's found more responsibility on his plate, which is good in the long term but not much fun in the short term.
My travel schedule is booked through Christmas, and there are even dates carved out in March. I'm heading to Ohio tonight for a work trip and will return late tomorrow. I hope to take some stitching of one sort or another to work on in the down time.
Soon I want to update the blog with our late season harvests, some canning I've done, and my joy over winning a Kindle. It would be fun to add pictures of our family visits but now I realize we didn't really take any. Oops.
This is from Mark 6 - I think it is interesting that Jesus and the apostles sought out quiet rest before He performed one of the most notable acts of his ministry, the feeding of the five thousand.
31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.