I had one of those “I’m a rock star mom” moments last Saturday. Usually my girls are full of energy and ready to dance and sing at all moments during the day. But the Holy Spirit must have given them a shake down because for the 35 minutes we waited in line for Confession, they were super, exceptionally quiet. The last five minutes they got a bit antsy but by then it didn’t matter. My girls rock.
But let’s be real. What rocks even more? That I got a great deal on a vacation package to Branson. We weren’t planning on taking a vacation this year because of all the medical expenses we have endured. But luckily, I guess, my work schedule has been insane so we’ve been able to tuck away enough money to go on a mini vacation. Talk about being a rock star wife. My husband was super excited and very much appreciated the surprise. I’m fun like that.
Although it sure would be nice to have a paid vacation. I really miss having benefits with my job. I gave up my full-time status when my first daughter was born so I could be at home more. I work for the same company but on a part-time status. Part-time can be anywhere from 20 hours to 35 hours. Lately it has been 30-35 hours a week which doesn’t seem like part-time to me. I sure do miss PTO and paid holidays. But I sure would miss seeing my girls too!
I figured with all these extra hours I’ve been working I deserved to spend some of the extra money to add some colorful landscaping to our front yard. Last Saturday, my oldest daughter and I selected flowers and mulch and spent the rest of the afternoon planting flowers. It was gorgeous and we were very happy with the outcome. Unfortunately, by Wednesday most of the flowers were dead. I don’t have a green thumb that’s for sure.
I’m very much looking forward to meeting up with my friend today and her son to discuss the book I am writing. Her son published a book and might have some helpful tips for me. Can’t wait!
On Sunday I have a meeting set up with our deacon to discuss a project I would like to get started at a church. Please say some prayers that this meeting goes well. I have a big idea in my head and I’m praying this idea works for not only our church but the whole archdiocese. I’m dreaming big, I know. But after reading that Mother Angelica said the following, I don’t think there is such a thing as dreaming big: “Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous. When you have God, you don’t have to know everything about it; you just do it.”
Can I get an amen?