Well, vacation is over and it is back to work for me. No more sleeping in, no more second cups of coffee, no more staying up as late as I want. However, I have missed the cool people that I work with and Liesl misses all of her friends. She has a pretty lively social life at my job. She has loved being the center of her momma's attention and the whole sleeping in thing. However, she likes to play puppy games.
I am thrilled with what I got accomplished during my little break. I also have developed a little more of a schedule for getting upcoming projects done. I went back to Lowe's yesterday to get more back splash tile. I swear, Lowe's has everything. They even carry curtains. I found the very valance that I pictured in my mind for my office. Awesome. They also carried my ceiling medallion so I can put up my light fixture.
Instead of giving something up for Lent, I decided to add things this year. A promise that I have made myself is that everyday, no matter how tired or busy I am, I will do something artistic and creative. Sometimes I am just too tired, but then I start to get out of balance. I need to do something creative to feed my spirit everyday. I also am adding additional devotional time.
I am extremely grateful to have a job that gives paid time off for vacation. I appreciate the opportunity to recharge my batteries and refresh my outlook. I think it is vital to take the time to rest so that you can go back with fresh ideas and a new outlook. I also think it is critical to take the time to appreciate the reasons why I work. I have renewed appreciation for home, family, friends, love and a small sassy dog. Life is truly a beautiful thing.