Raise your hand if you’re relieved it’s Friday. (both hands raised) I’ve officially shaken off all remnants of my vacation and am back to business as usual this week. You know, it feels pretty good. As much as I love an adventure, the stability and routine of life at home is something that I crave in order to keep my head on straight. That, and gratitude which is the best way to stay present in my opinion.
1. This week I’m grateful for calendars, reminders, a set schedule that actually happened, and my ability to be productive. As much as Betsylife might seem like all fun and games, none of that fun is ever possible without all the hard works that keeps it alive. I’ve talked a big game about buckling down after my trip, and last week was a bit of a slow start, but this week I’m back to hyper speed again. My whole method is work hard, fast and efficiently for a set amount of time, then let it all go and spend the rest of my time doing what I love. It’s a Great life I’ve gotta say.
2. The Hubs achieved his goal of a free companion pass on Southwest Airlines this week. This means that between now and December 31st, 2015 I can fly with him, for free, wherever he goes. The poor guy is totally burnt out on travel, and once he gets back from his trip today I’m willing to give him a week or so to recover, but then I’m going to start planning our 2015 adventures! I can never express how grateful I am for The Hubs and his drive that keeps this family moving. I know its not always easy, but I’m very proud of him for the example that he sets not only for his employees, but for me as well. Hard work really does pay off……sometimes in the form of free airline travel.
3. I spent a nice relaxing afternoon with Jen, Leila and Carson yesterday. I hate when too much time passes without seeing my friends. I start to go a little nuts without them. Fortunately with Val and Jen both, we can get together without actually doing anything. We didn’t go to lunch, we didn’t go out, I just went to Jen’s house and sat around with her and the kids and talked. It was perfect.
4. My friend in North Carolina got a new puppy this week. Oh. my. god. I’m dying over this tiny little black lab! (Just like Olive!) There is nothing on earth that can brighten a day more than a chubby puppy belly. If you’re in need of a pick me up, visit her website http://skippyhaha.blogspot.com follow @skippyhaha on Instagram
Ok, well I’m checking “Gratitude” off my to-do list for the week (do you think I’m kidding?) so I guess I’m officially ready for the weekend. I hope you all have a Great one.