Thanks so much to each of you who commented on my last post. I appreciate your wisdom, support, challenges, and encouragement!
I think I pushed so hard during the move and leading up to it that now my body is crying out for rest. I've had a sore throat most of the week and am really tired. Since Wednesday night, I've taken a step back from my long list of projects to take care of myself so I can feel better and also care for my family.
Your comments gave me much food for thought. I needed to know that I'm not "alone" in feeling this way. I also needed a reminder to lower my expectations regarding how much needs to get done and that I need to be making space in my day for quiet time--both spiritually and in other kinds of rest and recreation.
Here's some of what I'm doing regarding breaks these couple of days:
*Yesterday, I went for a half-hour massage. I seriously almost fell asleep on the table--it was so relaxing!
*Today a friend will watch Nathan for a couple hours (I watched her son earlier this week, and I think we'll swap throughout the summer) so I'll have that time to rest or get errands done, depending on how I feel.
*Tomorrow is my retreat time. I am so ready for that--there is much to think and write about, and it will be great to have some quiet space to reflect.
Just wanted to check in. It's a goal of mine to take some pix of the house tomorrow so I can show you what we've been up to. Have a wonderful weekend!