Speaking of uplifting reading, go ahead and read Rhonda Jean's post about the homemaker's work:
"No one would apply for our jobs. We work long hours, have no days off, we have to balance our budgets no matter what the circumstances, we are responsible for the mental and physical health of any number of children as we raise them to take on that responsibility for themselves. We act as role model, advisor, counsellor, guide and friend, we drive them to school, the library and the doctor, we explain boundaries. We support and encourage our partners, or if we're single parents, we take on a dual role. Whether we are single or attached, our job requires that we cook nutritious food that meets guidelines for good health, we clean toilets and faces and everything in between, we sew, mend and repair, we teach and nurture, administer discipline and model kindness and generosity, we are optimistic and brave, we are stewards of our homes, land and assets, guardian of our morals and privacy, and protector of the small and weak."
And in the meantime, here are a few snapshots from our drive last Wednesday.
Can you see the piles of stone in this picture? These are ruins. We aren't sure exactly how old they are and if they were investigated already. If they weren't, I'm sure they have the potential of most interesting archaeological findings. We'd take a peek ourselves if there was a convenient place to stop, but as there wasn't, we had to resign and just took a few photos while sitting in the car.A mountain road. I loved the beauties we discovered along our trip. It's always worthwhile to explore your surroundings before going far!