Lately my work life is all consuming ~ looking back and ahead I am struck by these four things:
1 ) Traveling every week for work & so that means restaurant after restaurant – and eating healthfully can be a challenge. Typically I have a big breakfast sometime during the day and supplement with foods I bring with me. But, I’ve discovered the wedge salad and that has become my new favorite. I’m sure it’s 10,000 calories but I don’t care. Here’s is one I enjoyed a few nights ago with shrimp and a Skinny Girl Margarita. Yes I was that gal photographing her food … ha!
2) I’m tired. Tired of work, tired of calls, tired of projects, tired. I’m tired of increasing pressure, endless demands and unrealistic expectations. In just a few weeks we will shut everything off and head to a warm vacation. In response to bosses who’ve asked anxiously if I’ll be online while away I’ve answered no, I’ll be IN line for a beach towel and a lemonade by the pool. Looking forward to no schedule, no calls and no clocks. I know what will happen – we’ll sleep deeply, be up early, and smile our way through sun, tunes, good foods and warm waters. And when we get back it will all be there waiting for us.
3) The one thing saving my life right now is weekends. And sleep. And wedge salads. And that pool image above 😉
4) Many flagship stores around us are closing – K-Mart was first, Sears was next, and now, certain J.C. Penney stores, too. Out of solidarity I stopped at JCP one night last week, hit a sale, and walked out with >$300 in merchandise for $95. If I could get a deal like that more often I’d go to the mall more. Hmm.
** How about you? What new-to-you food are you loving? Have you came upon any deals lately? What are you excited about? When’s the last time you took a break? Can you embrace the Surrender?**
“Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures.” ― Elisabeth Elliot,