I plotted with friends and this weekend is just that, a breather. We aren’t going anywhere. There will be no tournaments, meetings or driving anywhere. No long nights for Nathan in his office. We are staying at home and our longtime good friends, Casey and Nancy are driving from Iowa with their three kids during their spring break from school. Casey is one of Nathan’s best buds from college. We are going to visit, unwind, laugh loud, eat easily prepared food, be merry and let the kids make messes. If Nathan and Casey get really “crazy” they will get their favorite potato gun out and start launching. Boys will be boys.
Small businesses are key to our thriving economy in North Dakota but…the work load is heavy. It has my husband working long days, late nights and running in many directions. (He even washes the dishes in between the chaos of it all.)
Carrying a heavy load takes it’s toll on anyone. I have wanted to do something for Nathan to allow him a breather to allow him to unwind with out having to travel to a beach for 10 days. He doesn’t have time for that of course. And neither do I. It’s just not in this chapter of life for us right now.
By the end of the no schedule few days, we hopefully will have taken in some much needed down time, shared plenty of laughs with old friends and be renewed for a new season of busy. And I am going to try to remember that once a month…or at least once every six weeks I need to write “no schedule” on the calendar.
This might be our new normal.
Happy Friday! Enjoy some down time this weekend.