Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Luke the Mountain Climber

Beth and the kids took off for Kentucky yesterday, so I am flying solo this week. After four months of intense activity, the prospect of a quiet house was a nice change of pace. However, it was particularly hard to see them leave because the kids are at such a fun age. I can see that my efforts to spend more time with my six year old Luke is making a positive difference in him, so I hated to stop that momentum. But when I heard he climbed the small mountain behind Beth's childhood home today with his older cousin, I knew he was in the right place to be for his Spring Break. The picture above is a few months old, but its the look I imagine he had when he reached the top.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My So-Called Day Off

The last few weeks have been some of the most interesting and exciting days of my life. Unfortunately, its during that time that I tend to abandon things like my journal and blogs. Yesterday, I worked official work hours on a Monday. For the last three years I have been pretty good about avoiding the office on Monday. Even though this is part of my regiment, I must admit that working on Monday helped me get a great start to the week - I feel way ahead of the curve. I will consider moving my day off to Thursday or Friday.