The final day we sussed out a new church, which conveniently is not only local, but Lutheran which is my family's denomination. You could be wondering why we hadn't been there before (which would be a good question). Mostly when we go to church we go with my mum, but her church is 40 minutes away. I have been meaning to find one closer to home for about 8 years (I am a fabulous procrastinator).
The girls came home from camp excited about a church near us with a youth group where some of their friends go. Perfect!
The sermon last Sunday was on the importance of compassion for others, but also about looking after yourself. The need to take holidays and not burn yourself out was also mentioned. Sold! It just felt right.
And it was one of those moments where the message just came at the right time.
Last week was pretty ordinary. Not awful, but tiring and definitely not the best week ever.
DB when to take Buglet to get her learner drivers license. We couldn't find her passport.
This lead to us having a big fight. Not really surprisingly in the circumstances.
I hurt my back. Two trips to the chiro has helped, but is not how you want to be spending your money the week before you go on holidays.
Work was insane. When I booked the trip I was booking around the girls' school and my monthly meeting cycle. I totally forgot about the mid-year insanity. I have no idea how. I've only been there for 10 years.
Monday I broke my phone. This means only very limited access as I have borrowed the Pixie's phone and it just doesn't support much.
I was very sad about the phone. I had been looking forward to being able to take lots of good photos, not to mention I won't have access to my audio book, fitbit syncing, or farmheroes for the trip. You know what, its all about priorities.
But you know what, I have been reminded none of it matters. Tink basically said toughen up and I can listen to a movie on their laptops if I need to (although she did relent and put audible on her ipad for me). She may get this very sympathetic attitude from her mother. Admittedly her father is not much better. The Monkey Butler lent me a camera.
More importantly, I realised that no having constant access to social media can only be a good thing for spending quality time with the children. I am not sure how the children feel about this. I will let you know.
I need time out, and I refuse to let the little things ruin a long awaited holiday. We have worked too hard to get here.
|Convenient picture of lemonade.|
We took it as part of our alphabet adventures.
Plus it is a good time to practise what I preach .... taking those lemons and turning them into lemonade.
Look out Bali ..... we are on our way!!!
- It is doubtful I am qualified to give parenting advice, there is still time for me to stuff up.
- I am writing this at the airport, so it may not make any sense!
- We probably shouldn't be trusted with breakable things.
- I am not even allowed to give legal advice without supervision.