As The Bibbed Wonder and I sit and have our morning coffee, we discuss what we would like to accomplish this weekend. It dawns on me, our weekends are not relaxing, no not at all. Everything we consider weekend fun is work in one form or another. I want to have the house pressure washed, pull the porch furniture out of storage, decorate the porch, plant flowers, clean the chicken coop, and for fun cut Jordan’s new Mermaid Splash soap we created together yesterday. Eric would like to clean the stock trailer, move the goats, and clean the barn. Jordan is happy to not have school work to do and would like to have a friend over to play since we are in the Yellow Phase. However, she will inevitably end up being involved with almost all of our projects and she will make it fun. None of that sounds like recreation, but to us it is fun we look forward to all week.
We have friends who live in neighborhoods, or who live in the country but don’t have animals and their weekends look a lot different than ours. Friends who before the pandemic, went to places other than home, did activities that are recreational like ride bikes, play on recreational sports teams, go camping, or take weekend trips. There are times when a weekend trip or the ability to pack up and go somewhere for a long weekend sounds appealing and fun. There are definitely weekends I wish we could just sit on the couch and binge watch a show we are interested in or simply sit all day and read a book but that is not the lifestyle we have chosen and to be honest, I wouldn’t change what we do for anything.
As I read over what I have written, I am truly smiled upon to consider cutting soap, what we do for our livelihood, fun and recreational. I truly love what I do and I think The Bibbed Wonder does too. It is a lot of work, it’s exhausting, and at times frustrating, but it is rewarding and we are very fulfilled. As you move into your weekend, I hope you have a feeling of contentment and fulfillment with whatever you do. As always, stay safe, stay smart, seek fulfillment, and keep up the hand washing.