Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Past Week

A week has gone by quickly. A week of going back to work for the first time in five weeks. Yeah, you read that correctly. The company I work with has something called a sabbatical. After five years of service, you're entitled to a five week paid vacation. The sabbatical has to be used within twenty-four months of gaining eligibility. It's really an awesome thing and for me it worked out perfectly (totally a God thing) with the time The Forsaken Children wanted my husband and me in Ethiopia.

So my five weeks off work consisted of sixteen days in Ethiopia, a few days of nothing when I returned, some visit time with friends, a living room transformation, read 90 Minutes in Heaven, and had a week to hangout with my hubby after he returned from Addis Ababa. Monday was my first day back to the regular daily grind and I'm back to a full schedule. Already our time in Ethiopia seems far away.

Blogging has definitely gotten put on the back burner lately, something that tends to happen around the beginning of each school trimester as I start to learn what life will look like on a regular basis and schedule. At the same time, I find myself thinking of things or experiencing things that I say, "oh yeah, I need to remember to blog about that" but when all is said and done, if I find a moment to blog, the words are no longer there. We'll see how that unfolds in the next coming weeks.

1 comment:

Frank Bryant said...

You poor soul. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to return to work after 5 weeks away.

I would need to be reintroduced to Mr. Alarm Clock for one thing. But we do what we gotta do to keep the paychecks coming in.

I do look forward to the day I can reduce the days of the week to Sundays and non-Sundays.