Well, I’ve had a constant stream of huge projects and events this year. I started with planning the Flourish retreat in March to a crazy April with two big Easter services, a weekend lecture series and then our 100,000 meals challenge the first Sunday of May. Then it was work for the Car Show memorial Day weekend and then it was pack and off to Russia in June. When I got back from the mission trip, it was time to kick VBS into high gear with just three weeks before it started.
I had major roles to play in all of these events. If I wasn’t running them entirely (the retreat, VBS) I had a large amount of work to do for them in one area or another. This has been the busiest work year of my life!
So by the time VBS rolled around, I was really happy that I had planned a week off after VBS. I really needed some down time. I have had no car these past two weeks, which was a blessing because it ensured I would stay home and get some relaxation time!
So I did a lot of napping and reading in bed. And I did a lot of sitting on my porch and staring into the sky. But I also did some fun stuff…
I decorated some tin cans to use in my craft room and office to get organized…
I also took some washi tape and put a pretty edge on each page of my new meeting notebook. It looks like a lot of work, but it was honestly very quick and easy. Washi is so forgiving too, so you can fix it if it doesn’t look right.
I spent a lot of time in my comfy chair or on my desk, updating my prayer binder, doing some study and LOTS of writing in my journal. A LOT of writing got done this week!
I ordered a new planner for fall. I did some searching online and read A LOT of reviews and settled on the Erin Condrin Life Planner. I have a few weeks to wait for it but I know it’s going to be just what I need. In the meantime, I organized my planner supplies and am ready when it arrives.
I also had some time with my friends. Stacey came over on Wednesday and we had a five-movie Twilight Marathon. It was fun to rematch them and always fun to hang out with Stacey. xoxo
On Thursday, Amy and I went to tea at Gypsy’s. We were celebrating all God has done for us this year. We shared verses that God has used in our lives and ways we’ve seen him work. And we also got pedicures and hung out on the patio for awhile. Two girls days in a row made me very happy!
I also cleaned out some closets, straightened my crafty room, baked cookies, made dinner several nights, and read some books. Overall, this vacation was a huge success. And I’m finally feeling pretty good. I haven’t felt well since Russia, but I’m just now getting to the place where I feel like myself. I have a big month of work ahead of me, so I’m very grateful I’m well on the mend.
God has been so good to me this year and I’m so eager to get back to work and see what he has planned for the next five months!!! Bring it on!