The More Things Change……..

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.

Meet Jennifer MakingOurLifeMatter

Jennifer S has written 547 entries on this blog.

I am a wife, Mom, and wrangler of 2 four-legged family members. I love my coffee(especially iced coffee), reading, and spending time with the family. Working FT as a bookseller fuels my reading addiction, and pays for my coffee obsession. A Philadelphia sports fanatic, baseball Mom, aspiring beach bum and lover of sunshine. So pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, and stay for a while.

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  1. Becky (So Very Blessed) says

    Testing…testing…to see if the comments are working!

    I struggle balancing my work and home life and it's just my husband and I! Sometimes it feels like I'm just living for my days off, but I don't want to take the time I have at work for granted, either, because I still have the opportunity to positively affect peoples' lives. It's such a tough thing to find the right balance!

  2. Jennifer says

    You are not alone!!!! I think just finding simple ways of doing things is the way to go so USE those paper plates even with company… Take time for yourself to relax…it isn't selfish, but it enables you take care of your family…. (((Jen))))

  3. Kate says

    You have a great blog. the only thing I didn't see was a link back to the graphics. Other than that you did a wonderful job.

  4. Mama Finch says

    Hi Jen! I am now following you and just found you from Bloggy Moms. I really like your blog and your content. I'm fairly new to the blogging world and would love if you would visit my blog and offer any advice or suggestions and maybe even become a follower.

  5. mmbear says

    I stopped by from the blog hop and now a new follower of your blog thru GFC and RSS Reader. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much for your help and while you are there register for the two giveaways I have going on! Have a great weekend!

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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