I was thinking today of how blessed I am to be in charge of my own schedule.
When we owned our store a few years ago, I was not in control of the schedule. The store had to have someone it in during the hours we were opened and if a girl couldn't be in there, I was, as well as on my regular day. I liked the store and loved meeting customers but I missed being in my home.
At home I can order my days to suit my family, and our schedule. I can let the kids sleep in if we had a late night, I can hang out in my pajamas for a few hours while I check email and read blogs, and Facebook in the mornings.
I decide whether I'll read in an afternoon or do some sewing or knitting. I like deciding how to rearrange the furniture and what I am going to put on my big shelf.
I like listening to my children practice their instruments - cello, piano and now a new recorder player. I like having my Mom visit us on Tuesdays, and I like it when she and my Dad stay for dinner and games, like they did last night.
One day I'd like to have a business again, but I've learned that I would like to work from my home base, not do retail again.
What about you? Do you like being at home? Do you love working outside the home? Do you work from home?
I see all work as a blessing. After all God put Adam and Eve in a perfect Garden and put them to work. Work is not a result of the curse!