I will let you in on a secret... I didn't give blogs up completely. No, just couldn't do it. I have been taking a peek here and there in the evenings. Besides peeking at some blogs I spent some time giving the blog a fresh look.
I also cleaned up my blog roll. I removed blogs that weren't enhancing the joy in the journey. It was hard as some of them had been on my blog roll since the beginning. As many of you know, for some, blogging has changed and become more about business and making money then sharing. Now I am not saying having an ad to generate a little money or a review here and there isn't okay. I think you all have run across the little blog with humble beginnings that changes to the point that you can no longer recognize what first drew you there.
As for my Facebook account. I wasn't one to post often but I couldn't stop looking at it. I didn't realize what an addiction it had become. Whenever I went to peek at blogs or do banking I always pulled up Facebook. Sure I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends lives and their kids. I also liked to keep up with my far away cousins. The bad thing is that it's so much more then that. It has become a place to post negative memes and non face to face contact allows many to behave in an unkind manner. Guess what I did? I logged off and haven't been back on. It was hard at first, but now it's sooo freeing.
I spent the first week of my break puttering around my home. I did a general tidy to establish good homemaking habits again. I am working on a new schedule to keep my home clean and tidy. We enjoy living in our home so I know it will never be picture perfect. At least not for long!
I have been reading, resting and decompressing. Many times the verse "Be still" has floated though my mind.
The curriculum for the next school year arrived. It was like Christmas morning opening those boxes! Things were sorted and moved so there would be a new area to keep our homeschool items. I am having a hard time keeping Megan out of it all!
Megan has two weeks off of school for Spring Break. I can't wait to pick her up and start our break and to sleep in. Did I mention sleep in? I am not a natural morning person.
I am thankful I listened when my mind, heart and body was screaming that I needed to retreat, regroup and rest. Life will always have a trial of some sort and it has been good to take a deep breath and give thanks for how faithful God has been to us. I am feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes my way. I'm glad to be back and certainly thankful for all of your support. :)
May your day be filled with joy in the journey!