Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A peaceful weekend!

The past few weeks have been overly crazy in our world. Between work and teaching and work and traveling and oh yes did I forget work? My life was beginning to literally feel like a gigantic whirlwind of deadlines and well ... I finally became exhausted.

So, after much discussion, my husband forced me to kick back and do nothing this last weekend. Now, if you know me, you realize "doing nothing" is somewhat of a hard cultural idea for me. I'm from a family that is born to work. We hardly, if ever, did "nothing" growing up, so it was a challenge for me to sit down and just relax for a full weekend. My husband, on the other hand, could do this every day of the week. He would LOVE to be able to wake up everyday at noon, play some video games, pal around in pjs, and just hang out. I suppose that is why we make such a good couple - I keep us on deadlines/he keeps us sane.

Nonetheless, the weekend was fantastic. We were able to spend that time being together, without the alarm clock, catching up on house stuff, drinking coffee on the patio, reading the newspaper, playing with our puppies, and we even topped it off with great fellowship with some ever so wonderful friends. It was amazing how much closer I feel to my spouse when we take time out like this to laugh, to cook, to play video games, to blog and to listen to music. It's those little moments that truly make this life worth living!

May you find time this week or weekend to go to a quiet place and find rest. Have a great week!

1 comment:

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

you have a blog, too!!! i'm happy to be able to keep up with you!