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Thanksgiving Project – Long Short Week

I love Holiday weeks. But it means cramming the same amount of work into fewer hours. What it really means is staying on task. It also means staying away from WordPress and Facebook and Twitter. I feel so out of touch with everyone.

But it was a very productive week. Good things got accomplished.

Soren has worn me out in the evenings though. I haven’t had any reading time (and that keeps my life in balance). But, of course, I wouldn’t trade my time with him for anything. We have been busy making memories. My books will be there this weekend.

Off tomorrow to take him home. That will be a long, tiring day. It will be a minimum of 9 hours driving. But I will try and at least listen to an audio book after I drop him off.

Today I’m most thankful for staying focused on some worthwhile projects. I’m thankful for my grandson time. And I’m thankful I’m taking him home tomorrow.

He loved his time outside sitting on tractors, pushing around his bubble mower and even time in my office this morning reading.



By the way, I plan to do zip this weekend. Eat, sleep and read…and not necessarily in that order

Thanksgiving Project – Everydays

Holidays are a time for families to get together. And I intend to go see my daughter and grandson. I’m excited to spend time with them. Soren changes so much from visit to visit. He is getting to be a big boy.

But I am also torn because I want to be with my dad. This is the first Christmas without mom. Honestly, my sister invited so many extra people on Thanksgiving that we didn’t even talk about mom (and it would have been her 75th birthday). I know my dad feels such a loss and it breaks my heart. I wish I could be two places at once, but I still haven’t mastered that.

But I’m thankful that he understands how much I want to see Soren and Andrea on Christmas Day. I will spend time with him on Christmas Eve before I go to church. And I will most likely see him the day after Christmas as well.

Yes, holidays are a time for families. But every day is a time for families. And I know I won’t have that many holidays or everydays with my dad.


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