Friday, August 3, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Here

Linking up with Lisa Jo on this Friday--trying to find time to blog around here isn't easy.  But I enjoy it, when it gets done.  And hardly ever regret spending the time on it!

Which leads me to this Friday's post.  As always, 1) writing unedited, no going back, no over thinking (ha!), 2) encouraging other's to join me in this and 3) definitely visiting the blogger before me on Lisa Jo's list, encouraging and supporting them as well.  That is the funnest part!



Grabbing a few minutes at my desk, making phone calls, soliciting advertisements (yuck), running our family business....always to be interrupted by my life.  The part I love most about our family business...that it is family.  Patric always seems to keep things professional.  I'm always the one that a child can be heard in the background, the occasional cry, sometimes a sibling quarrel even.  I try.  I really do.  I run to a closet or outside -- wherever quite might be found -- to finish a call, if necessary.  But mostly, people understand.  That family business are run by families and the sounds of small children are common.  But thankfully Patric runs this business mostly.  I would never get everything done by myself.  I guess that's what babysitters are for.   I'd rather save babysitters for dates with my husband.

Now.  Living in the moment.  We're hitting the road here shortly.  Again.  End of the summer means squeezing in those last visits and trips so I'm taking the boys to my sister's.  Because I can.  There's nothing stopping me.  The girls are with grandma right now, Patric will bring them home next week.  Why not?  Five hours in the car, maybe?  Not hardly.  That's nothin.  I don't get much time to spend with my sister.  So when I have the chance to visit for a couple days, I have to take it.  I don't know what tomorrow will bring.  Or next week or next year.  We've lived in places far enough away that a five hour drive is a privilege.  Because next year it may be 10 and, well, I couldn't just hop in the car for a 10 hour drive with kids!

So for now, this is what I got.  Enjoy it.  Embrace it.  Live it. Feel it.  Love it.  And this I will.



  1. Enjoy the journey! I too have been trying to squeeze in the last bits of summer and am off on a 5 hour drive tomorrow morning myself!
    Be blessed in the moments, in the family business, and in the travel ... that's what life is all about!