I've been quiet here this week. Life is busy again (or does it really ever stop?). I'm still cleaning and cluster-busting just haven't had a chance to blog about it. Haven't run any of the couch 2 5k in awhile.... ever since I stopped my bc awhile back my monthly visitor has been taking a toll on me. My hormones are a mess! I'm suffering from insane hot flashes, not sleeping, migraines, crazy cramps, and mood swings that are so extreme I'm worried for my husband (just kidding).
Then there's my essential oil class I'm having on Saturday at my church. whew.... why do I do this to myself - oh that's right because I want to help others. So much prep work but in the end it will be fun I'm sure.
I'm not a traveler - I don't travel well and I don't enjoy it.... but yet I signed up to go on a bus trip with my mom and grandma to see Noah at Sights & Sounds in Lancaster, PA. What was I thinking???? :) If you think of it say a prayer for my husband tomorrow - he will be at home with our three little ones (5, 3, 1) and our three nieces and nephew (10, 9, 2)..... 2 cyber schooled, and 1 homeschooled..... he's going to have a fun day too! :)
Last week I broke a tooth off, in 32 years I've never broken a tooth... but... to add to it it was one of my last two baby teeth. (I have no adult teeth above them). So now I have a surprise dentist appointment today to talk about a tooth implant.... this was not in our budget. But God being wonderful and all it happened in a month with three pays - which we only budget with two so the money is already there and available to use to pay cash for my tooth. God is good!!! Our budget is tight - and with food costs rising and electric costs rising it continues to be tight.... so if you see my promoting Jessica's Amazon Page and Mountain Rose Herbs you know why! Just trying to pocket a little extra for those rainy days.
So I've been thinking on a lot of different things over the past week. I wish I had more time, I know I need to be a better manager of my time and I'm working on that. I've also started a new school system. So far it seems to be working a bit better for my kids. We're completing school in 20 minutes increments, with 10 minutes of free time in between. They are more focused and I am too - knowing in 10 minutes we can both do what we need or want to get done. It's those small jobs that seemed to have been stressing me out - laundry, cleaning, straightening up, just misc small jobs that took time and got me distracted but now that I know I have 10 minutes coming and only 10 minutes it's helping me stay on track and the kids are sitting still better and paying attention because they also know they have 10 minutes coming up to run around. So far so good - we'll see if it continues! But two days in a row we've completed all of Lydia's extra exercises and school work. The next thing to add to the day is to work on her reading and phonics.... we both struggle with that for some reason.
What has been on your mind lately?