Needless to say, that threw me into a tizzy - and forced me to spend many hours working to get the situation resolved. So instead of diving into the scrapbook projects I'd intended to tackle in my free time, I immersed myself in fixing our finances.
I had other busy-ness, too - most of it planned but still time-consuming. First, I prepared for and hosted a small group of business people in my home on Tuesday afternoon, allowing them to interview me about homeschooling. Then I hosted one of my book clubs on Tuesday evening, holding the meeting in my home instead of at the bookstore where we've met in previous months. And I helped my daughters prepare for their 2nd Annual Mid-Winter Tea Party and Sleepover, for which they hosted nine girls in our home from yesterday at dinner time until today after lunch.
Add to all of that an unexpected trip to the dentist for myself on Monday morning, a homeschool association board meeting on Monday afternoon, and six-month dental checkups for the girls on Thursday morning - in addition to all the regular work that goes into being a mom, babysitter, and homemaker - and it's really no wonder - on Saturday night almost exactly a week to the hour after getting that ominous email - that I'm exhausted and don't feel I've had much of a sabbath week at all.
I'm not complaining. Actually, this week was chock full of blessings. The book club meeting was very uplifting; my damaged tooth was repaired quickly at no cost and the girls' checkups were very encouraging; I felt good about the interview; the party was a blast; and, of course, God turned a curse into a blessing. Plus, this all happened when we'd planned to take a break from our bookwork. So, especially as I dealt with all the financial stuff, I didn't have the pressure of trying to squeeze in academics with the girls or feel as if I'd "fallen behind." So it's all good. But have you ever felt you needed a vacation from your vacation? That's how I'm feeling today...even though I'm smiling as my eyelids droop.
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