Thursday, July 9, 2020

Caught in the Middle

I was just driving by and thought I'd stop in for a quick visit.
Despite all appearances, I've not fallen off the edge of the earth.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.
We extended our weekend to 4 days.
That was the most consecutive days we've taken off since autumn 2018.
We went to the Salmon River with some friends who have a cabin
where the only access is by plane, boat, or a 15 mile hike.
It was wonderful, but very active
so by the time we returned Sunday evening, I needed another vacation.
We woke up early Monday morning and went back to work.
Hubby worked over 14 hours and I over 10.
The past two days, he has worked just over 12 and I have worked about 10.
I'm the one who has been getting laundry done,
mowed the yard, cooked the meals, etc.
If I didn't leave a little earlier, we would be walking around
starved, 'neked', and filthy (no mental images please.)
I've been sleeping like a rock the past couple nights!
In addition, I've been tending the garden and pulled our garlic.
I love home.
Those of you who have been around here a while already know that.
I feel torn at times wanting to be home and take care of things
and having to go to work and take care of things.
And here I am - right in the middle.
I can't help but think that there must be others out there 
in similar situations.
I have to have a day at home now and then or I just don't function.
Hubby is the opposite and loves to be on the go.
We know this about each other and 
both try to compromise and be mindful of each other's needs.
We are each capable of getting stuck in our own thoughts
and it only takes a reminder of
"I need a day at home," or "I need to go fishing."
The thing is, 
we need to feed our souls ~ all of us.
I'm working on a few things that do just that,
feed my soul.
And this week hasn't allowed me those little morsels of time
that I usually capture for my own pleasure.
That's when I start getting all wonky inside.
I will get to stay home Saturday and not sure about Sunday.
I am focusing on that while I work on quarterly taxes
and other things work related.
I think we all need that balance.
Believe it or not, this blog is a release for me.
I enjoy it so when I don't get to post for a while,
I guess I miss y'all. 😊
I have 2 posts nearly complete.
One of my goals for this weekend is to get those two posts
rounded out and ready to go.
And hopefully a third post to let you know just what I have up my sleeve~
So until next week,
many happy smiles.

PS~ I drive by this old rig somewhat often.
It looks so content just taking a break under the shade of a locust tree.
To me, it's a peaceful scene.


  1. Nice to have you back 'home'. I totally relate to getting blog posts ready as the thoughts occur you think ahead for a future when your brain is still working on the one. Take your time to 'unwind and regroup'. Just took a good sigh to have family back.

    1. You are such a kind soul. I still think we’d be great neighbors. Just imagine that block party 😂

  2. It gets hard to feed our souls sometimes. My porch sits help. I like the photo--I stole it, cropped it and will include it in my meme post unless you call me an unkind name first! - lol

  3. You have been busy!
    I too need ‘stay home’ days to unwind.

    I hope you will be able to rest and recharge.

  4. I understand this! Home grounds me ♥️

  5. I love that picture...a reminder of a kinder and gentler time. I am a homebody and retirement fits me just fine! I loved my work but I would have liked it better if I could have worked from home! LOL! I hope you get to feed your soul this weekend!

  6. Great photo! Of course it's right up my alley because I love old rusty vehicles (and buildings!). Luckily for me my DH and I are pretty much on the same page and both enjoy being at home with no commitments. I suppose that's one of the reasons we're not finding the enforced social distancing to be a real hardship.

  7. Yes, I really only feel peace when I'm here at home. I hope you're having some relaxing time this weekend.

  8. It is...so beautiful. That's good that you and your hubby know what you need to stay balanced and happy.

  9. I love being home I have no need to leave I have plenty to keep me busy but sadly I have to work. I am trying to cut my hours and they keep insisting that I need to work more. It is nice you both know each others needs I think my husband and I are the same.

  10. If I don't get my coffee on the porch things don't go well for me. I have been blessed in this pandemic mess to work from home this summer. It will be hard to return to my long and often icy commute. I hope you get some porch time soon. I appreciate your blog immensely.