I work part time at a local church. With that, I chose to take Thursdays off every week. The other days I work while the kids are at school and I’m home before the little things get off the bus.
Sidenote: When I chose to take Thursdays off, I had every intention of doing my grocery shopping on Thursday so that I didn’t have to do it on Sundays… I have YET to go to the grocery store on a Thursday and I’ve had Thursdays off since October.
Except, those days off? While I might not be AT the office, I’m running all over God’s creation.
I work at the local food pantry once a month. I fill the day with doctor appointments. I go on school field trips. I help out at the school.
The bottom line is even though I’m not working?
So today I found myself at home. With nothing on my calendar.
And I couldn’t believe it.
I didn’t even realize how much I needed it until it was here.
I’ve been with kids either my own, or through church, or through Girl Scouts every day in some form or fashion since last Wednesday. And tomorrow the hubs and I leave for a weekend retreat with four of our favorite middle schoolers…. before returning to the start of Holy Week.
And when you work in a church? The week that Jesus dies and rises again is about as busy as the time He’s born.
And don’t get me wrong… I LOVE kids. I LOVE working in ministry! I love everything about it. Except it’s taxing at times.
So yeah. Here I sit in my jammies on the couch… catching up on “How I Met Your Mother” (as in where have I been the last eight years? This show is HYSTERICAL!) and working on a few web projects just enjoying not being needed by anyone.
So how about you? How do you spend a day off?
Until next time…