I have this big long heart-filled post I want to write. I've been thinking about it for days... really tossing some things around, but I'm swamped with 'work' (if you want to call it that) and really need to bust it the next few days so that I can enjoy our 'stay-cation' next week. So bear with my shallow and surface level thankfuls that may appear in the near future and please know there's more depth to this heart than just being thankful for caffeine. :)
With that said... Day 4.
As previously mentioned, we have a friend living with us right now. He fits into our family quite nicely. The munchkins love him. Jordan loves having a climbing buddy. Meet Jacob:
Jacob works at a little local establishment known as Starbucks.
Oh, you've heard of them?
Ha. I'm a big fan of his recent employment... mostly because he brings me pumpkin spice lattes when we pick him up. Like last night. Except last night we ate a late dinner and I was full and wasn't up for drinking it at 9 p.m., so it ended up in my fridge. And now it's nap time and I only slept five hours last night and what do you know if I don't have the most perfect little treat sitting in a holiday themed cup waiting to be consumed now that my house is quiet. (How's that for run-on sentence?!)
Ahh, yes... I am thankful for housemates and jobs and pumpkin spice lattes.
or maybe more recognizable here:
This man of mine (who happens to be dang good looking... just sayin'.) will be off of work for the next eight days, starting tonight.
Hallelujah, thank You, Jesus.
A week at home. Just us. Our family. Amazing.
We had planned on a vacation, had several things in the works, but alas- we had to choose to be responsible adults (darn it), and will be staying home in
FREEZING SNOWY Indiana. I may or may not have had a little pitty party this morning, but really, all we need is some time together, and that can happen just as easily here as it can on the ocean. Okay fine, maybe not. But still- it'll be good. What I have to do is figure out how to allow (or force) my husband to relax and rest. He is the most hard-working man I know and doing nothing is not an easy task for him. That was the major appeal of a repeat trip to FL... we had no choice but to just sit by the ocean. Rough life. But being home where our 'to do' list is eighteen miles long... that'll be more difficult. We DO plan on conquering some projects- as there's just no other time to get them done, but I want to make sure Jordan has time to refresh and recharge, you know? I'll keep you posted, I'm sure. :) And if anyone has brilliant ideas, send them my way.
Alright, my french fries are done and I must go scour the fridge for some buffalo sauce. (a lunch of champions, huh?)
Happy Staycation to us!!