Monday, July 12, 2010

Loving my family

Today was a low productivity day, but I'm okay with that. My brother is stationed in Iraq until next summer. He was on-line this morning and really wanted to play games. We spent almost two hours playing an on-line version of Pictionary. How fun!

After he went to bed, I washed the dishes and picked up around the apartment. I spent an hour learning Japanese this afternoon and then took a nap. Hubby's receiving emergency work calls almost every night and we're both really tired.

So all in all it's been a very quiet day. I'm trying to remember that relationships are more important than feeling like I've been productive enough. I have a hard time relaxing when I feel like I should be doing something. But taking a nap with my husband or spending some time playing games with my brother (who I won't see for another year!) is way more important than a pristine house. Now if I can just learn how to actually relax!

4 comments:

Missie said...

Sounds like you made good choices to me :)

Cassandra said...

Thanks. :) It was an easy choice to make, but hard not to feel guilty about not doing something "productive." I seem to have a productivity complex. hehe

~*Mona*~ said...

My brother was in Iraq for a year a couple of years ago...I didn't run into him online though! How great that you have that opportunity and took it! Yes, learning to not let what needs to be done roll in the back of one's head is a difficult thing to learn. Hugs!

Cassandra said...

Mona, it's hard to have family deployed. We are very lucky that my brother has internet access. My dad was in the military and he said they had snail mail and that was unreliable. It's a very different world.