Time for a Break

I’ve worked a lot so far this month, but I’m finally on a six-day break, and I intend to enjoy it. We don’t normally do a big summer vacation, largely because the flights are so full. So instead we’re staying home and doing a variety of things that I often can’t do because of work.

Friday – We’re having lunch with my side of the family at my parents’ house. Then Jenny is dropping Brenden off on his own mini-vacation at her parents’ house in Midlothian. He’s been talking about it all week. Jonathan is spending Friday afternoon and night at my parents’ house. It’s rare these days for either side to get time with just one of the boys, so this will be a treat for all concerned – including me and Jenny, who are going on a date!

Saturday – I’m planning to run the Sizzling Summer 10k in Arlington at 7:30am. Due to the heat, even at that hour, I won’t be trying for a record time, just a good run in the race environment that I enjoy so much. They’re expecting 500+ people combined for the 10k and the half-marathon. Saturday night, Jenny and I will play video games. I married well, in case I haven’t mentioned that lately.

Sunday – Our friend Randie is a trained opera singer who is singing a solo at her church, White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, so we’re going to visit and hear her that morning. Then we’ll go back to our regular church that night and see our people.

Monday – Brenden and I have a tennis date right after breakfast. Then the four of us will do something fun together – maybe a bounce house or water park – before it gets too hot.

Tuesday – Jenny gets the day to herself while the boys and I hang out. I hear a Girls’ Breakfast is on the agenda, followed by whatever she feels like doing.

I might blog a bit if I get inspired. I hope to get plenty of rest. A movie or two and some man cave time are also likely. Time off is good.