Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Can I repeat this? We need routine. I need it, the kids need it, the husband needs it, and our new dog needs it. We are routine people (and critters).
Next summer, I believe, will have to be more structured! That, or someone is going on a very long vacation (hint: me, me, me)!
We are busy, but not over-committed. The meals are being more intentionally planned (which, can I add, makes a huge difference in the evening stress level). We keep the house more tidy. Even the kids are realizing that routine is 'more better'
I still need to figure out the exercise issue, though, for me. I'm horribly out of shape, and I like to watch the Avengers, and then I feel worse because Black Widow would be able to save her children from attacking aliens, while I would not... Of course, Black Widow doesn't have children, so there might be something to that. Plus, she's ex-Russian, and a spy, and in fabulous shape. The point is, I need to exercise more than I do.
We are also on the up-curve of the whole gluten-free thing (yes, again... hopefully there will be no nervous breakdown this time). It's not that it is SO HARD; it is, however, a drag for someone who loves pancakes and pizza- at IHOP and Pizza Hut, mind you. There is no such thing as eating out gluten free at these establishments. It is what it is, though. I'm learning. I also feel better when I'm eating better (I still can't kick any alien's backside, though, as I am not yet training with the Avengers). I guess we all need to start somewhere:)
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Well, summer is officially done... Praise God (for real) we are back in a routine. We (I especially) do so much better when in a routine. I love sleeping in, and not having to be anywhere for about two weeks. After that, we (I) tend to fall apart mentally, emotionally, well- you probably get the picture, right? It's a fine line to balance being too scheduled, and completely unscheduled. For me at least.
So- here are a few snapshots of our last few weeks:
The whole crew played in the waves
Father and son bonded some in the water
The girls, of course, looked adorable...
And then, just like that (!) I have a senior in Highschool! (whaaaaaaattttt!???)
I homeschool the girly-goos... 10th-ish, and 6th-ish
So- it was a good first week! I feel good about it, at least. Everyone was smiling on Friday (a good indication), and we even watched The Avengers for movie night (who doesn't like that?)!
To every thing there is a season... Embrace the one you're in!