It has been a busy week for the Harris family as I am sure it has been for many of you. Here is my rundown of the last few days:
The fourth of July my boys and I mowed a lawn to get them some extra cash. We followed that by walking in the local parade with the Pop Warner football group. It was a long day of work and worry.
Last Friday morning I was called at 4:00 am to collect a road-killed moose. It was a little one but still took a couple hours to process. Which was okay other than the fact that we loaded up at 8:30 am to take my mother-in-law to Anchorage to catch her flight home. Finally the day ended by going to Sports Authority and buying football stuff for my older two boys. Season starts in just a few weeks here in Alaska.
Saturday was spent mostly grocery shopping in Anchorage. I hate it, but with four boys and two of them being teenagers, my grocery bill is enormous. A stop at Costco can cost a whole paycheck:( We got home late Saturday and put everything away in time for bed.
Sunday was Church. I needed to get up early and do some serious review since I had not been in the office for several days. Sunday School went well and then the sermon went well. The overall program had some glitches but it was okay. It was a nice day. Low attendance but that was expected with the holiday. The rest of the day was spent mowing grass, weed-eating and cleaning house. And getting ready for today.
Today my parents will arrive at noon. They have driven up the Al-Can because my dad refuses to fly. We look forward to a couple weeks with them. Tonight will be great as they have not seen the boys in 16 months.
As you can see, I have had little time to relax with everything going on. It has been a pretty good summer so far. The weather has been great and we have had very little downtime.
My two lessons from life lately:
1) Enjoy your family. I like having company, but my family is where I feel the best. I enjoy them and look forward to all of our times together.
2) Sleep in the Winter. That is an expression you here in Alaska a great deal. The idea is simple, the summer is very short and you had better enjoy every minute of it. The reality is, Life is short. Live and enjoy every minute of it – even when it seems crazy busy!