the more they seem to stay the same. It is that time of year when I always seem to get stuck in a rut. I do the same things, say the same things, feel the same things. You would probably say it’s a good time for change. But the thought of trying to add yet another spinning plate is not what I need right now. But right now, I know that if something doesn’t change, things could become really unpleasant, and that is the last thing I want to happen.
|Picture from Phillies game in September 2011|
Last weekend was one of those perfect weekends. I was off for 3 days, and so was my husband and my children. My oldest had a sleepover, and the adults just hung out and relaxed. Sunday was a lazy day, filled with a little bit of cleaning up, some football watching, and lots of napping. Leftovers were eaten on paper plates so that clean up was a snap. Monday was pretty much the same. Lots of time spent together will minimal fuss. And the even bigger bonus was the weather was absolutely perfect! Sunny skies, crisp fall breezes, and not a single hint of rain! I could not have planned a more perfect weekend off with my family.
So I ask, what do you do when you get in a rut? You know that something different needs to happen, but you don’t know where to start? My time off with my family makes me realize that they are my priority, and it’s them I want to spend my time with. I know that I need to work because we have bills, and grocery lists, and gas for cars. So what can I do to balance them both? I don’t want to be the rubber band that snaps, I want to be the one that stretches and wraps around.