Even though ...

Even though we just got our shipment and are now back in "unpacking" mode,
Even though there is hardly space to walk through our dining room due to said boxes,
Even though there are multiple loads of laundry to be folded and put away,
Even though there are papers to be marked and grades to be entered,
Even though the fridge is full of produce waiting to be made into ratatouille and frozen for mid-winter meals,

Sometimes, when the sun is shining after days of rain,
when the kids are grumpy after all that time inside,
when the forecast calls for yet more rain,
when the baby's nose is running and she just wants to be held anyway,
when the neighbor kids are going for a hike,

Sometimes, the best thing to do is to just forget "the list" and join them. Especially when you live next door to an as yet unexplored national park. Yes. It was sabbath, indeed.

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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