* My schedule for the next five days includes work, three 8 hour days, and then two 5 hour days. The job is easy physically, but tonight my mind is not emotionally prepared to be away from home for so many afternoon/evenings. I don't mind spending time with my new friend, and it has many rewards, it's just that I've never had to spend so much time away from any of my other children. Since Hannah's babysitting job ended with the school year, she ends up being here alone when I'm gone. I guess it's a mom thing, and she's my last baby. Next weekend I won't have to go to work and I am looking forward to that. I'm also looking forward to, hopefully, having another family gathering the day after Hannah turns 20, a birthday celebration. (I had to ask for that Sunday off...)
Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let
your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Sunshine has returned to upstate NY and the rain has gone. Perhaps my friend and I can sit out in the courtyard tomorrow and soak up some of that vitamin D that comes with bright, clear, summer days. I spent some time out weeding our pepper plants this evening, but not enough time out during the day. Without small children begging to outside, I can almost forget that I need to be out there myself.
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