Yesterday, I saw a meme (Google it) that said, “Today, I’m doing nothing. That’s because I started doing nothing yesterday and didn’t finish…and I’m no quitter!” That could be my rallying cry this week! I’m on vacation!
As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, I am entitled to 31 days vacation, including up to 4 Sundays, every year. Notice the way I phrased that- “entitled to”. Those words were carefully chosen. There has probably NOT been a year (unless you count the 6 weeks off for recovery from brain surgery in 2014) that I have taken that much time. And before you chastise me for that fact- I know. I should take all of those days. I know. This year, I will have taken about 3½ weeks when the dust all settles- pretty high for me.
I started this vacation at about 12:30AM Christmas morning- after the 11PM Christmas Eve service was over and I took care of a few things! So, as you read this, I have been on vacation about 2 days so far. And I have done a grand, whopping total of diddly-squat! Well, I guess that’s not true. I just haven’t done “church stuff”!
We had some GREAT family time. Our older son, who lives in Chicago, has been home for what will be a total of 8+ days! That is the longest stretch of time we have been able to spend with him since he took a week’s vacation to help us move here- 6½ years ago. It has been great. We’ve spent a lot of time together, ate a lot of food, played games and had a great time!
We’ve mostly been laying low. We have watched some movies, with more on the near horizon. We have slept it- which is amazing! We’ve read. Video games have been played. More food. Just…stuff! And it’s been great!
I love what I do. My dad always said, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I’m pretty darn close to that! No matter WHAT you do- some days are diamonds and some days are stones, to quote that great theologian John Denver. But with what I do, there are very few stones and a WHOLE lot of diamonds! So, to sum up- love my time with my family…and love my job!! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
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