When a day off really isn't a day off...

Usually Fridays are my day off each week and because I work in a very busy full on job it's definitely needed to relax and have some time out to myself. Today however after having coffee with the girls I drove over to an appointment at my daughter's school with her counselor which was eye opening but a positive experience. And I got to thinking how good it would be if more teenagers could have meetings with their school counselors. There's so much pressure on kids these days and it's so easy to suffer from depression as it's an awkward time, I really feel for people who don't have an outlet for their frustrations.

On the way home I snapped this shot after I pulled over to the side of the road. Now that it's Spring here the cows (in the above photo) and other farm animals are enjoying being able to get outside in the fresh air. Now I'm home, teens are at their father's for the weekend so I'm enjoying some quiet time to myself although it will be good to have them back home on Monday.

Hope your weekend goes well too :-)


  1. There's no such thing as a day off for a mom! EVER!!

  2. I especially like your first photo
    my thoughts and prayers are with your daughter
    have a nice kid free weekend :) always nice having them home though
    do you work weekends?

    1. hi Jen, no I don't work Weekends thank goodness. thanks for your kind words.

  3. I couldn't agree more, Amy. I've got a teenager, too, and they really do have so much pressure on them! Great cow shot, by the way!

  4. Hi Amy, lovely photos, love the cows, really partial to cows :) Such sweet curious animals. Do hope your daughter is okay. Counselors play more of a part in schools these days and am glad for it. I agree with Amy, mums are always busy and those precious moments of solitude can be precious and revitalizing, no matter how much we love our kids and enjoy being with them. Happy Weekend to you :)

    1. hi Denise, thank you so much for your comment, I'm sure my daughter will be ok, it's good that her concerns are out in the open, now we can try and be more aware of the need to help her. Happy Weekend to you too :-)


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