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We temporarily interrupt this thing called life for...

WORK!  Yes, I totally and completely feel like this thing called work is an interruption in my real life.  Don't get me wrong...I love being a teacher, I really do.  But I love being home and being a mom to my 4 wonderful kids.  I miss being a stay at home mom so much.  I realized how blessed I was to have the opportunity to stay home for the 7 years I did...but honestly, it's my life long aspiration.  I can totally utilize my M. Ed. at home...I promise it won't go to waste.  I'll educate my own children, I'll write books....ya'll know I aspire to be an author ;).  I'll craft and sew and cook and decorate and blog and write a parenting book and write children's book series.  I won't have idle hands or an idle mind.  My life will be full...

I know this because I am simply amazed at what was accomplished in this one week break.  It seemed, longer and more fulfilling than a work week, which goes by in a blur.

This week I...
~Finished painting my kitchen and fixed the shoe problem by creating a mini mud area/room.
~Had a fun shopping trip to La Cantera, which included an eye appointment and new glasses for Bailey and an ear piercings for Savannah.
~ I crafted and created and cuddled with my kids.
~I got them to bed at an earlier time because I was able to spend time with them during the day, and didn't have to squeeze in quality time between 5 and 9 p.m.
~Our laundry and home we kept beautifully all week, stress free...not in a hurry scurry...a little each day.
~Days full of "I love you" at any moment with frequent hugs and kisses.
~A day of cooking for a wonderful holiday...Thanksgiving.
~A day of rest, just hanging out and enjoying reading, watching movies, playing, coloring, computer time and just general calmness.
~ A day of adventure in Junction, Texas...four wheeling, hill climbing, gun shooting, marshmallow roasting and just enjoying the outdoors.

Teaching is a wonderful occupation, but it doesn't shape who I am as a person...my family does.  It was a wonderful week off...and we'll be counting the days till Christmas break, where we can do this for two weeks instead of one.  Until then, I'll do my very best to not let my work week define me, but to let my family.  To realize teaching from 7:45-2:45 is a mere interruption in my life...my life with my wonderful family.

Happy thoughts and positive energy for the work week ahead...may Monday through Friday, 7:45-2:45 go by in a blur and may the precious moments from 3:00 p.m. on be savored and cherished as family time.

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