Out & About this Weekend

The summer flew right on by without so much as a second glance. The older I get, the more it really does seem that time moves faster and yet, it's not as if time is the one who has changed.

With three teens in the house, there's no shortage of activity but we do try to take time out on the weekends to relax and regroup before starting the new week.  It's a must in you're looking to regain balance.

working from home

For those that work from home, it's especially challenging to find that sweet spot. Because I'm home it must mean that I'm automatically at everyone's beck-and-call, always free to jump up and put out the latest fire or mop up someone's spilt milk, but that can't furthest from the truth.

I have to treat work as if I was working outside of the house, not unreachable but certainly not as accessible which is why it's great to have a separate work-space with a door that closes me off to the rest of the house. It's my man-cave, so-to-speak. The place I venture to in order to get some writing done, or sign-in and roll my sleeves up for my fulltime gig. I also use it to just unwind and remove myself from the common space of the house for plain quiet time.

This weekend was a blur with skating on Friday night and then the fair not more than 24 hours later. In fact, we did a lot within an 18 -hour time span that left us all feeling beat-up and exhausted today.

ring of fire

I don't think there's one person in my family who is not somehow feeling pain or tiredness. Despite all the laziness today, it's Sunday, and we did have a great time out! 

Between the rides that make you wonder if this ride will be it's last and the food that smells too good to pass up, yet you know it's the worst thing to put in your body, we had fun. We put our phones away, for the most part...aside from a couple of awesome photos and videos and just enjoyed the day. 

Every day should be enjoyed but I know it's easier said than done with mouths to feed, bills to pay and work to get done. Even during our working hours, there are ways to make the most of your time, but if you find that hard to do, get out and play at the end of the day, take 30 minutes to do something YOU want to do and don't forget to laugh! 

With three teens in the house, there's no shortage of activity but we do try to take time out on the weekends to relax and regroup before starting the new week.  It's a must in you're looking to regain balance.

For those that work from home, it's especially challenging to find that sweet spot. Because I'm home it must mean that I'm automatically at everyone's beck-and-call, always free to jump up and put out the latest fire or mop up someone's spilt milk, but that can't furthest from the truth.

I have to treat work as if I was working outside of the house, not unreachable but certainly not as accessible which is why it's great to have a separate work-space with a door that closes me off to the rest of the house. It's my man-cave, so-to-speak. The place I venture to in order to get some writing done, or sign-in and roll my sleeves up for my fulltime gig. I also use it to just unwind and remove myself from the common space of the house for plain quiet time.

This weekend was a blur with skating on Friday night and then the fair not more than 24 hours later. In fact, we did a lot within an 18 -hour time span that left us all feeling beat-up and exhausted today.