Journal {week 3}…

IN MY LIFE THIS WEEK… 
School aside, there is a significant decrease in the tension and drama around the house. That’s a very good thing as it’s been growing increasingly more suffocating for a long time now. It’s amazing to sleep a full night and wake up feeling peace. 
A lot of the sleep and the peace though come from just letting go and realizing that we are powerless. 
I’m a slow learner. 
IN OUR HOMESCHOOL THIS WEEK… 
Oh man… ROUGH, ROUGH week. 60% blatant defiance and 40% pure exhaustion. 
Not much got accomplished, and certainly nothing extraordinary. 
We did do a bit of studying on career paths, talents, strengths and abilities. 
We also spotlighted poetry for literature. That part was really lovely actually. We gave it the chunk of an afternoon and I wished it wouldn’t have ended… 
I AM INSPIRED BY… 
the stories you read/see of people who true difficulties that they overcome with amazing success- all because they try and work heard to do it and don’t play the victim card. (People with no legs, playing sports; a mom with no arms being a stay at home, homemaker with her baby; etc…)
PLACES WE’RE GOING, PEOPLE WE’RE SEEING… 
Swimming, basketball practice, basketball games, field trips, movies and dinner with friends, life group, youth group, super bowl get together… I kind of feel like all we’re doing is going. Tonight i get to have craft club. we’re a small group but I think even if it was just me- i’d love it… 
MY FAVORITE THING THIS WEEK WAS… 
My monday night phone call with my BFF. It really centered me in a way i’d been needing. 
Second to that would be that I started doing the Writer’s Book of Days in a journal and it feels really great! 
THINGS I AM WORKING ON…
being more patient. 
making my way to my manuscript. (When???) 
finding the magic solution that will make our school days so much less traumatic. 
I’M READING… 
The death and life of charlie st. cloud by Ben Sherwood
Poetry
SHE’S READING… 
Poetry
I’M COOKING… 
cookies; roast with root vegetables; an awesome mushroom and sun-dried tomato pasta; tortellini and spinach soup; fresh bread; berry loaded muffins… 
I’M GRATEFUL FOR…
My rock of a husband. My small handful of dearest friends. They are my sounding boards, my cheerleaders, my sources of courage and strength. SERIOUSLY grateful… Two arms that work, two legs that work, a neck and back that work. 
I’M PRAYING FOR… 
My friends who have found themselves unemployed for far too long now. 
A PHOTO, LINK, VIDEO OR QUOTE… 

my nephew… he’s way funny. 
He makes me smile. :) 
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3 thoughts on “Journal {week 3}…

  1. sorry to hear you had a hard week, those are never easy. maybe it's good you have so many activities going right now – gives you some fun times to balance the school stress. hope things get better for you soon!

  2. Love your lists – especially the list of projects on your tab…I might just take that idea for my site! :) Glad your kids like poetry – we're in the nursery rhyme stage – it will be fun to do more with it as they get older! I'm a new follower.Andreanodoubtlearning.blogspot.com

  3. I love this feature so much. It's so short and to the point, yet so inisightful to how other families deal with their version of "life." Love, love, love it. Mind if I borrow a version of it? :) Your newphew is adorable, by the way!

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