It was a beautiful fall day yesterday.
The bathrooms needed cleaning, the laundry was half done, a birthday cake needed baking and these darned grant applications were haunting me.
So we went to the apple orchard.
It wasn’t a grand solution to my growing to-do list but it made for a fabulous afternoon.
I don’t think I would have done it if we didn’t have guests to entertain but I am really glad I did. We picked grapes, which I have never done. We picked apples and plums. Little Dude had a ball playing with the big trucks in the sandpit and letting the baby chicks out of their hutch, encouraging them to eat the sand. I sat in the sun while my in-laws perused the gift shop.
Overall it was a nearly perfect afternoon… and if I had been left to me we probably wouldn’t have gone.
It’s good reminder that sometimes we just have to dump the responsibilities and enjoy the moment. There is a reason why I choose to work from home. There is a reason why I only do it part-time. I’m supposed to be here for the boy’s formative years. Instead, too often, I miss them because I’m tied to the computer or the kitchen or the cleaning supplies.