I've been a bit lazy lately. I have let things slip here and there, and I've had a difficult time focusing my thoughts and attention on any one single thing. I think I had too much whirling around in my head. I needed a minute to get things in order and map things out. I always function better when I have a course of action, a purpose, and a direction to run in. My lazy time has served me well. I have slowed things down enough to get a plan in place. A new route to follow so to speak, and just in time too. Next week the crazy chaos of life will begin once again when the hooligans head off for school. New challenges will arise, and the busyness will ramp up one more time. This is inevitable, and because it is we took time out this past week to have some time alone as a family. Before we all scatter and head our separate ways we decided to find a secluded spot and just relax. We had a few small adventures in our time away, but we mostly just enjoyed each other and our time alone. It was peaceful. It was relaxing. It was much needed, and it was well worth it. We are getting back to basics around here, and getting back to basics means holding on to the simple things. It's familiar and it's good, and when all else fails it's what I know how to do best. The simplicity of this place alone brought peace to my heart, and being lazy has revitalized me and left me feeling refreshed. I guess being lazy is just necessary sometimes.