Journal {Spring 1}…


IN MY LIFE THIS WEEK… 
Migraines, and I am a little embarrassed to admit: TV. We stopped watching, for Lent, and have been playing catch up here and there. At first I felt really guilty about it, but my favorite quote this week really changed that. I know it’s at the bottom of this entry, but I will share it here too. It says “The time you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted time.” And really, that’s pretty true. I need to be LESS anal. I need to be LESS guilt driven. I will forever punish myself with extra long to-do lists and feel completely awful about myself if I spend an afternoon reading. Why? Why do we do this to ourselves? I don’t want to be like that anymore. While i am not a big fan of watching TV a lot- I have enjoyed “Catching up”. I could never be that person who watches all of the time, nor everyday even. We sit down as a family once per week to watch a movie, and once per week to watch Once Upon a Time. That’s all… So, I am letting myself off of the hook with this. 
IN OUR HOMESCHOOL THIS WEEK… 
After our spring break we were just trying to get back in a good rhythm. It’s been a hard year and March was such a stressful month that every day we are struggling to do what needs to be done. We had already decided to try NOT taking the summer off, and just do more evenly scattered breaks so I am not too worried… 
PLACES WE’RE GOING, PEOPLE WE’RE SEEING… 
That’s a great question! I have a women’s church get together Friday night, that I am excited about. We may try to go to the drive in, with friends. It’s low key, which is absolutely ok. It has been RUN RUN RUN since early February honestly… 
MY FAVORITE THING THIS WEEK WAS… 
The birds singing. I know that has nothing to do with anything homeschool related but when I sit at my desk and there is a bird song out my open window, it fills my heart with complete joy. 
THINGS I AM WORKING ON…
Being less hard on myself. Not only “preaching” but demonstrating the importance of grace, gratitude true life enjoyment. 
*sigh*
I’M READING… 
 I just finished A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron. I am contemplating the next Hunger Games book, but I’m just not sure I’m ready to go back there quite yet… 
SHE’S READING… 
The Anne of Green Gables series. 
I’M COOKING… 
I’m not, and I hate that. I did make Easter dinner and a pot of ham bone and 5 bean soup the next day, but mostly I think I am so stressed and feel so tired that I lack the creativity. I haven’t baked in 2 months and i really need to get back on the weekly bread thing… BUT I really need an amazing bread recipe and the one I have is NOT it… 
I’M GRATEFUL FOR…
So, SO much. My beautiful kids, whom I am so ridiculously proud of. My tireless husband who does so much for us. The birds singing. Laughter. My kindle. Chocolate. Greatly written tv shows. 
I’M PRAYING FOR…
My kids. Genny is a bundle of nerves and big feelings these days. Amanda has been in sick bay, at basic, and is miserable. Lucas deploys in just a couple of weeks. Lots of big… 

FAVORITE QUOTE OR PHOTO…  
BOTH!!!!

“The time you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted time.” 

My niece Kaileigh, on Easter. She is such a ham and I just love this photo because she looks like she is about to share something deep and profound. :) 

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One thought on “Journal {Spring 1}…

  1. I like Once Upon a Time, too! I know it's getting ready to wind down for the season…blah!Routine…love it/hate it…someone once told me that routine is important during those emotional/crisis times. Not strict 24/7 routine, but definitely doing the routine things (baking, laundry, exercise) help ground you during the nutty times. Good luck with that ;) I can't ever seem to bring myself to focus on the routine during those times.Love your quote, too!

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