We took a pre-vacation this weekend!
Stephen was pretty stressed this last week at work. To be honest, Stephen in a state of stress worries me. It just takes quite a lot to reach that point. I naturally tend to think that if we’ve reached a point that he feels requires stress, I should have been stressed already. Thus, I might be close to crossing over to join him, and that can’t be good. So when I see him stressed, I work pretty hard to help him feel like he can catch up and rest.
We spent most of the week attempting that.
And on Thursday he mentioned working through the weekend, which was very near pushing me over the edge.
So I proposed a deal: he could work Friday night and Saturday morning, but I called Saturday at noon to Sunday evening. And then I called a local guesthouse to reserve us a room for Saturday night.
A non-profit in town recently opened a guesthouse called Picturebook. It is beautifully designed, including handmade furniture repurposed from abandoned buildings around Mae Sot. Each room is themed and includes hand-batiked curtains, local art on the walls, and handmade 3D tiles to decorate. It is all work of local migrant workers as part of a skills training program. The guesthouse is also run by migrant workers, providing training in housekeeping and hotel management.
We had been wanting to visit, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity, particularly when it’s just $20 a night. We also started the TV series Once Upon a Time earlier this week. We got hooked, so we finished the whole series. I also got to wear a new dress a sweet friend sent me last week; we enjoyed dinner out and took our traditional jumping on the bed photo.
Oh, and we got really excited for our real vacation that begins next Wednesday!
And then we enjoyed home church and came home to make homemade peanut butter, which turned out deliciously 🙂