Shopping was highly successful, had coupons and found lots of great sales, and am excited about what I bought! Wrapping is also done..took all afternoon, and a bit...or maybe more...of wine...but packages are wrapped and ready to be delivered..HO HO HO!
Thanks for those of you who commented on my last post....I decided I should explain a bit more about why I feel Master instituted the new 'tax law'. Kitty over at http://thesubmissivewife.blogspot.com/ had some questions that really speak to the matter.
Do I come home stressed? Yes, 3 weeks is a long time to be away. I try to get all the bills paid and everything caught up, but there is always lots to catch up on when I get back. Entertaining a 3 year old and a 6 month old for most of some days...and sometimes overnight...takes lots of energy. I miss my place, my Master, my friends here, and miss out on some activities like book club and others. I love those little ones and have lots of fun, and they are always so excited to see me. I know I am blessed that I can do this, but like I said in my first sentence, 3 weeks is a long time.
Maybe short spurts would be better than a long one. I think that is one of the things, Master wants me to do. He would like for me to discuss it with Him before I say yes ( which I am always supposed to do....I just sometimes want to have things set, before I bring it up to Him...He calls this stubborness). He would like me to suggest weekly visits with a break at home...or something along those lines. I have gently suggested to my son that maybe finding a sitter or helper who does have to be flown in might be a good idea! They do have crazy schedules, but I also realize they have to work that out...with some help from me.
Who makes the planning...my son. He has dates picked out and flights checked out...but not booked...when he asks me. He does ask, I just am not very good at saying no...or even at saying lets talk about other options.
I think the tax is high...as it seems most of you do. Master disagrees....it will not come into play on my next trip, but I will be traveling over Christmas...cannot miss those faces over the holidays, so we will see what happens ....