We had a great weekend, aside from traffic. It took us nearly twice the normal amount of time to get to Turbo’s house for our babysitting gig. Wizard and I have a ridiculous amount of fun with that boy. Maggie had fun too, but she was soooo tired when we got home and Sunday.
Wizard and I are living at a pretty hectic pace lately, and that combined with my other issues, keeps me from getting totally immersed in my book. But I was thinking about this a lot yesterday while I was stuck in more traffic. Right now, our adult kids are including us in their lives AND we physically able to do it after a few years of surgeries and limitations keeping us on the sidelines. We know this moment is fleeting in the bigger scheme of life and that we will have to slow down eventually (Wizard is older than me, so I’m thinking of him–but we don’t need to tell him that!). Doing all this requires us to put in a lot of effort (like fighting traffic for an hour and forty-five minutes one way to babysit Turbo), but the kids appreciate it, and it’s ultimately worth it to us. Plus my family is loving that I’m not always saying “I can’t, I’m on deadline.” And having Maggie takes time as well. Her daily walks are important, and she needs a certain amount of attention and structure.
At some point, though, I need to find a balance because I want to write. I am a writer too, along with being a wife, mom and all the other things. I’m hoping that I will regain a bit more energy to do even more in a day and that will help. It can be done, I just have to have the will, drive and discipline.
Anyway, that was my big thought process during traffic.
So how was your weekend? And do you struggle to find a good balance between work and play in your life?