Written by cycleguy on July 6th, 2015

It is quiet around the office this morning. I gave the other two the option of taking last Friday off or today (Monday).

Side bar: I am not the “boss” of the staff or the church. (Did you just feel me shiver when I wrote that? That idea turns my stomach). But Ryan and Diana call me “boss.” Why I don’t know since I call them by their first name, except in staff meeting when I will say, “Okay lady boss. You are first.” 🙂  But for the sake of consistency, I am considered the “boss” of the staff, even though I would be foolish to ever think I am really “the boss.”

Back to the story: they chose today. Friday is a big day for cleaning up loose ends. Diana’s husband is the General Mgr of the Bloomington Harley-Davidson (Jo still says No), and the shop is closed Mondays, so it worked perfectly for her. Ryan has 3 young children and since Tuesday is his regular day off it actually gave him an extra day with his family (and getting a battery for the family vehicle).

So I’m here by myself. I knew as soon as they chose today that I would make my way here in the morning to study. I got a tad behind in my sermon prep two weeks ago when I moved Tami back from Knoxville. I 1/2 caught up last week. As I write this I am almost where I want to be. I will take care of that tomorrow morning. I’ll go to lunch with Jo, Tami and a church friend (it’s her birthday), then go for a bike ride this afternoon.

I like today. I needed to slow down some. How about you?


17 Comments so far ↓

  1. It sounds like a great day in the making for you, Bill. Enjoy!

  2. Daniel says:

    We actually had Friday off but I ended up working half days Fri, Sat, Sun to work on some things that my mind refused to put off until today. I still found time to rest and relax and enjoy some peace.

  3. David Rupert says:

    I am not surprised you take care of your staff. I had last evening to myself with no company and I wrote and paid bills and simply gazed into the distance

  4. Jon Stolpe says:

    I definitely need to slow down.

    This weekend I had the opportunity to slow down for a couple days when we visited a friend in Ocean City, MD. I’m so thankful for the fellowship and the refreshment I experienced.

    Today, things are easing back into the swing of things at work. People are coming back from vacation or a long weekend, and they are catching up on emails, etc. My Monday meetings were moved to Tuesday.

  5. Betty Draper says:

    I have on purpose pulled away from things, including writing for my blog to refresh. Every once in a while Ace goes somewhere without me and I get the whole apartment to myself…I love it because we are together all the time. Thats when I veg out on PBS movies and series I have recorded. This coming week and friend and I are doing a one day spa treatment…shopping, eating, swimming, and best of all a massage, can’t wait. It is good to take advantage of extra time alone to catch up, a day here and there for refreshment, an, it’s all about me day.

    • cycleguy says:

      Nothing wrong with pulling away Betty. I have also done that and have not posted so often nor have I felt “bad” not doing so. it is also nice to veg from time to time.

  6. We had Friday off, but I have Monday off next year. And yes, slowing down is good.

  7. Deb Wolf says:

    Slow is an important part of peace for me. It gives me time to put my focus back on the Lord and just breathe. I hope you enjoyed your day!

  8. linda says:

    I loved yesterday!

  9. Mike says:

    I worked on Friday, but got double pay. 🙂 I do understand how nice it is to have that alone time though. It gives us an opportunity to just chill, reflect and organize our thoughts.