The family packed up and left to go home today. It was a whirlwind of a week. I had a wonderful time. Our home was filled with love, laughter, chaos, children and food.
Most of the better half’s family lives in Fresno. Fresno is in central California about a 5-6 hour drive to the north east of here. A tradition was established a number of years ago that they come for a week of vacation in San Diego. We host the dinner and a few of them stay here in our humble abode. The week is filled with activities in which our home is center stage.
As I write the dishwasher hums in the background competing with the washer and dryer. In a moment I will be making the guest beds. The house is quiet again and the worn out dogs slumber in the family room. The Christmas lights are already hung, giving the frontyard a warm holiday glow. I am full of gratitude. Gratitude for family, health, blessings and love.
Tomorrow life will gey back to normal. For that I am grateful as well.
I did make it to the gym this afternoon and to the barber shop as well. The workout felt good and the hair looks great. Along the way I heard this Eagles tune that reminded me that no matter how hectic the holiday season gets, stop and take a moment for myself to enjoy the life I have been given.