what happens at home when daddy is gone for nearly 2 weeks straight (we saw him for about 12 hours in between):
jerry and naomi were at camp for a week, now jerry and micah are at harvest for almost a week. part of me likes the focus that single parenting requires and part of me becomes really weary really fast. it is so much work to simply manage a household (lights out? doors locked? garbage to the curb? dog fed? cat fed? hamsters fed? rabbit fed? van tires rotated? garage door closed for night? garden watered? beans picked? beans washed, snapped, frozen? laundry done? toilets washed? water in the basement from the rain? fire in the pit out for night? flowers watered? tools put away? paint brushes washed?). i am inspired by people who do this all the time.
i’m thankful for air conditioning, friends who cook for me, relief from grandparents, safety of my children, finding time to work on the house, coffee and cream at church on sunday, exercise with friends, facebook comments that make me giggle, money to eat out (a lot)…
it is a blessed life.