Hi there! I just dropped off my boys at school and the house is cool and quiet. Its very peaceful this morning. I love these moments of quiet in the morning. I don't always get moving very quickly, sometimes I just like to sit and reflect and read a bit or write. I can take the time to do that. We have a retail business, have I mentioned this before? Well, my husband runs a business he's owned since he was right out of college and that makes mornings a little less stressed. It doesn't open until 10 a.m. It's nice to take mornings slow and enjoy a bit of breakfast together while chatting. We have time for a second cup of coffee most days and I love it that we do.
Recently I've been thinking about our pace of life and the pace of life we might have if we lived in the U.S. We have a unique situation, due to our business. During busy seasons we are very busy and don't get to spend so much time together. In December, my husband will be working a ton and usually even open the store on Christmas day. It took me many years to get used to that. The nice thing about our life is that he is normally with us for lunch at 2:30 p.m. We have very reliable employees so he can be home with us and be present with the boys daily. Of course his mind is always working and planning and many times he stays up late doing managment tasks, but he is here to kiss them goodnight and he is here for soccer games and homework and daily life as well.
I imagine that if we were living in the U.S., we'd both be working full-time and running the rat race. It's hard to say, since we've never lived there as a family. I just know how tough it is to live on one salary there.
Well, I hope you have a great day! I'm going to go have breakfast with my husband :)