This is a bit of a clean slate week for me. A month or so ago, I decided I needed a few days off — our summer trip had been unsatisfying and short, and I had lots of PTO accumulated. Josh and I didn’t get to have our weekend away as planned (our nanny’s mother passed away and we had to cancel it back in July).
SO – we are having a mini-break staycation this weekend (our nanny taking kids Friday & Saturday, home Sunday AM) and I am taking Wednesday through Monday off from work. To be truthful I will not be entirely off as there are some projects that I need to work on. But I will be officially off, and therefore not obligated to be anywhere or do anything other than on my own time frame.
I am really looking forward to this mini-break. I have all sorts of projects I want to do, and suspect I will be able to catch up on a lot of lingering loose ends.
BUT FIRST – a day for family, because Josh’s grandmother did pass over the weekend. It’s a sad day but also a day where of appreciating how lucky I am to be an honorary part of Josh’s very close-knit and loving family. We will be bringing A&C to the memorial, internment, and shivah (basically a drop-in gathering w/ family/friends after the formal ceremonies).
Here’s to a new week and a celebration of life. I will spend the day focusing on what is important: family, love, and connection.