The Gift of Space

This view from a Charlottesville winery was one of many gifts I received this weekend. Siblings spent time together in Richmond, leaving the house empty and quiet.

Steve and I took advantage of the kid and car exchange to drive around looking at some of his Charlottesville job sites and ended up here.

Selfie time!

This was the beginning of a lovely, slow weekend. After stocking up at Trader Joe’s and Martins for food necessities, we returned home to hang out and chill. We ate, drank, and relaxed. We watched some Netflix and took naps.

We grilled steak and roasted asparagus.

Sunday morning we woke slowly and arrived at church in time for me to hang out with my toddler nursery buddies during the Sunday school hour. Church followed and then more naps, some reading, art journaling, and a long walk.

We went to dinner downtown with friends. We made tea and went to bed early to start the week well-rested. I woke this morning to a silent house.

After feeding the animals and walking the dog, I took my time getting ready for the day before driving to Charlottesville to exchange cars again.

My ducks are all back in the nest. It was a nice break for us all to have the gift of space from each other, but it is so good to have them home.

Welcome, Spring Break Week!

2 thoughts on “The Gift of Space

  1. Barbara

    Sounds delightful and cozy and relaxing. Sometimes we just need that space from each other to fully appreciate each other once we’re together again. I’m so glad you could have some relaxing time together and that your “ducks” are all back home again. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Julie Post author

      It was SO relaxing. And even nicer was the spontaneity of it all. I am grateful for kids that seem to genuinely love and enjoy each other. That in itself is a gift.

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