This time around I've really been able to enjoy this last week. The days that Ray was home last week I just holed up in the bedroom with the baby most of the time, resting & snuggling him.
We had our orientation for our new year with Classical Conversations on Tuesday night so I spent most of the day Tuesday working & prepping everything I needed for the evening. But, until next Tuesday, my work e-mail is in "vacation" mode with a lovely "out of office" auto-response message. It has been so freeing. It's not that I won't check my e-mails, but, I needed people to realize that this week work is not a priority and not to expect me to get back to them right away.
I've also been letting my phone go to voice mail a LOT.
Wow. I never thought it would feel so liberating to put those things on hold.
The summer was very work heavy but I kept up with it knowing that I would be taking this break at the end. And, it feels so nice.
It has also made me determined to keep better & more consistent office hours this coming year.
Yep, I'm just loving relaxing with the kids right now. This little guy sleeps a lot but I have managed to get a photo with his eyes open! (kind of)
I finally started lesson planning yesterday. Ray was gone all day (as in neither the kids nor I saw him in the morning before he left & we were all in bed before he got home) so in the afternoon I turned on netflix for the oldest & then went to my room with Jackson. So relaxing.