Bouncing at the ready

Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. – Unknown

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I’ve got a hectic week before me – lots to do here at home and at work.  Meetings, a bit of travel, and later … packing.  Yep – in a few days I am heading to the farm for some down time with Mom.

I want to check off  all that’s on my list and start this time off well-rested and at peace.  We have a few things planned but mostly? Mostly we just want to be together.  I need to be ready for anything – a last minute trip to the city, a late night playing cards, whatever.

I’d better pace myself so I can bounce!

What’s your week look like?

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23 thoughts on “Bouncing at the ready

  1. A visit with your Mom sounds wonderful. (sigh) I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time with her.

    My week? Not too much planned as of right now, but somehow they always seem to “busy up”!
    Give your Mom an extra hug –from me…..

  2. Have a wonderful and safe trip. The anticipated trip is finally here. Enjoy!

  3. Have a memorable time.

  4. Have a great time with mom on the farm. I remember those days so long ago and still miss them.

  5. My week? Ummm….CRAZY.
    We’re the host farm this year for the state of Michigan Farm Bureau shin dig here Saturday. I’m gonna see if I can’t try and implement your “bounce” example!
    Have a lovely time with your mom and get lots of pictures to share!

    • Ooh, That does sound like a crazy week … rest up & remember to have fun with it 🙂 I can’t wait to see the pictures from your shindig !! MJ

  6. Happy Bouncing! I bet Mom can’t wait!

  7. cooper

    about seven days long…

  8. Eat. Drink. Be merry. Rest. Have a great one MJ. Time well deserved my friend.

    • Thank you, Rich. Definitely planning on it. We’re planning a “Saskatchewan Roughriders” (football) viewing party, a visit to the Community Supper and a few other outings. All good … cheers! MJ

  9. I know you’ll have that list done before you leave…I think I recognize a kindred spirit with a compulsion to leave all done and tidy! I’ve been know to drive myself almost crazy before going on vacation, just so I can relax while I’m gone without “the list” hanging over me.

    Seriously, it does feel good to leave with the to dos crossed off and to know that you’ve more than earned the right to some relaxing down time with family, friends, even just yourself!

    Hope you enjoy, and come back rested! Sheila

    • Thank you, Sheila. Yes, you “get” it – that’s exactly it. I want things tidied up and left in good order. I won’t come back to that per se but that’s OK; I can leave home to go home (get that?) knowing that the fridge is full, work is caught up and everyone has what they need. Then, deep breath, I can settle in and enjoy the journey.
      Cheers! MJ

  10. Wow – have fun MJ! Should be a lovely time of year for a road trip. This week and next are crazy at work – a thing called ‘mail count’ and I am participating in the blogger’s ball at She Writes. Add in my anniversary and hopefully a weekend trip to the Virginia farm, and some car maintenance, and I’m ready for a Calgon ‘take me away’ moment. Got room in your luggage for a stowaway?

    Have a great trip! I’m looking forward to hearing about it.

    • Holy Smokes, Renee, that sounds like a crazy busy week for you!! Be sure to find your Calgon moments in there somewhere … 😉 I am looking forward to airports & luggage, hugs and tears, laughter and lots and lots of “how are yous?” Cheers! MJ

  11. You write so well…

  12. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face with the quote at the beginning. How we react to life situations will tell the level of our resilience with the source of that bounciness being God. (2 Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 4:12-13)

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