Yup, my kids are home all week.
Patrick is still swamped at work and the weather has been mostly crap. We are having a pretty good week, though. (Thank God.) Monday was overcast but warm and we had a great hike to Picnic Point. I needed that and it was a great way to start our week. Tuesday was sunny but bitterly cold and we went swimming (at an indoor pool) and out to lunch. (out to lunch = mcdonald's) :) Yesterday we went to the Children's Museum with our friends and then had them over for a couple hours to meet the hamsters. (Ruby got her hamsters last weekend!) Today we are having a lazy morning (I am on my 4th book of the week...can you say escape mechanism?? :) I love reading so it's a good way to take care of myself.) and going out for a while this afternoon. Tomorrow we are going to Milwaukee! Whew! I have also confirmed a Door County rental for August and started nailing down dates for a camping trip with our friends.
I have to be honest. Seeing all the Spring Break trips start popping up on my facebook feed was hard. I have been struggling with the weather for this past month (with lots of the country, I know) and I just felt JEALOUS. :( I stayed away until I was in a better mental place and did what I could to make sure we had a fun week together. Sleeping in, staying up late, not having homework...it has really been a nice break. We will have quite a few get-aways this summer so I am focusing on that and it's helping. I also met Wendy at the track last Sunday for my inaugural run of the season. A little exercise in the sunshine with a friend helped my mood a lot. I know spring and warm weather will come. I know we have everything we need + so much more. I am so thankful for the ways God takes care of me/us. I also know that comparison is the thief of joy because I read it on pinterest. ;) (it's so true, though!)
Anyways, here are some pictures from Picnic Point. I love that place.
So tell me, have you had spring break yet? Did you go somewhere awesome or have to create a little awesome yourself? :)