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Everything posted by hopeistheword

  1. Ugh. I CANNOT get moving. Part of it is that I stayed up too late last night laughing at YouTube videos with my teens. Worth it, yes, but that doesn’t give me energy this morning. Part of it is that we’re entering two crazy busy periods—this week and next we have three days in a row of out of the house activities. You’d think after a decade of homeschooling I’d know that this is how the springtime is and be prepared to cope with the freak-out feeling. Nope. Still freaking out internally. And also lethargic because it’s a coping mechanism to avoid the stress of getting it all done. Not a little of this is also exacerbated by the fact that I’ll be solo parenting all week next week, and idk how on earth I’m going to manage to teach my night class AND manage soccer and play practice. That’s weighing heavily my mind. I’m really looking forward to May when my CC class will be over and I can focus on JUST mom-ing and homeschooling. Thanks for reading my brain dump. 😬 I feel lighter enough now to at least get up and re-engage with kid wrangling and air traffic controlling. 😝
  2. Is it only Tuesday? 😅 shower✅ coffee, etc.✅ pack lunches✅ co op end-of-year picnic ✅ take food/visit my parents (time permitting)✅ take dd13 and her friend to play practice✅ errands (Sam’s, bank)✅ pick up dd13✅ ds8 soccer game✅ home for supper (leftovers?)✅ prep for tomorrow
  3. Instead of figuring out tomorrow, tonight I opted to work on Wednesday night's CC class because the next two days are super busy with out-of-the-house stuff. So I'll have to figure out tomorrow. . . tomorrow. (I'm doing that a lot lately.) Being two days ahead on my class feels pretty good, though. Now off to check on the laundry and then TO BED! Good night, all!
  4. Now for a late supper and having all my little birdies back in one nest
  5. Hope your dh feels better! What’s going in your baskets? I need inspiration. And how funny that you had out The Faithful Spy! 😝
  6. Do any of you just sit in your vehicle when you get home, enjoying the peace and quiet and the relative lack of nagging chores? Just checking. Next up: go inside 😝, put lasagna in the oven, and prep for CC class.
  7. It sounds to me like you have social anxiety , not narcissism.
  8. May I recommend a book and a podcast? The book is Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature The subtitle makes the book sound less than encouraging (sorry!), but it has had a profound effect on me and my relationship with God and the church. The podcast is by the author: The Emotionally Healthy Leader podcast. Here’s a link to an episode I just listened to. They’re all good, so I’d recommend just going back and starting at the beginning or picking one that appeals to you.
  9. Y’all. I just conferenced with my eldest, dd14, over a little lit essay I assigned. I could cry. Seriously. Before she spent a semester in school, writing was SUCH a bone of contention between us. Suddenly I have this mature teen not overreacting to writing or to instruction. Today went SO well. Her rough draft is so good. I don’t know whom to credit or thank; she was only in her English class for a month. Was it a coalescing of skills I taught her and an absorption of all the reading aloud we’ve done? Did that English teacher work that much magic in such a short few weeks? Whatever it is, I’ll take it. I might actually cry.
  10. I like the blue, too!
  11. Lights and fans here, and we’ve never had a problem with anything we’ve ordered
  12. You moms-of-very-many have my eternal admiration! ❣️
  13. Is it bad to admit a bit of jealousy at your place of completion with homeschooling? Congratulations on all points!
  14. Thanks for this. This confirms my gut feeling, having never read the whole thing. My dd is a pretty mature reader and has read a good bit of holocaust lit but nothing that reveals this level of the atrocity. Instead I am having her skip Night and move on to the graphic bio The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix.
  15. Yes! I’ve heard it phrased this way: “I’m giving others an opportunity to be blessed by finding their place of service. If I serve here without knowing it’s my place to do so, I’ve prevented someone else from finding his or her place of service.”
  16. Whenever I cooked something overnight years ago, I think I ended up throwing it out. 🤣. I couldn’t stand the thought of eating it after smelling it to the point of being nauseated all night.
  17. Slept in more than I meant to. Still, I have already: ✅ read dd14’s lit responses and assigned a short essay ✅read a few chapters in Night. Do I want my dd13 to read this? 😬🤔. She’s probably read stuff that is as horrifying, but my mama heart is still a bit squeamish about it. ✅coffee + breakfast ✅snuggle with ds6 ✅first round of wake up the teens to do: Prod girls to get up ✅ Shower and get completely ready ✅ wrangle boys✅ school with boys✅ lunch✅ bake lasagna✅ school with girls (one of them—ran out of time)✅ get dd13 to play practice ✅ take other three kids to Nana’s (make sure ds8 has soccer gear and all kids are appropriately dressed for the temps)✅ prep four poems for CC class✅ CC class✅ home to eat ✅ figure out tomorrow laundry?(dh and kids have handled mostly)✅
  18. I’ve never seen this movie, either, though I 💖 Jimmy Stewart.
  19. Christian Book Distributors order placed. ✅ Started working on the Thrive Mkt order but ultimately decided I don’t have the brainpower for it right now✅ Going to bed to read!
  20. No garage here. The wild critters would enjoy the food, no doubt. 🤣
  21. When I've tried to cook overnight, the smell kept us awake. I don't know if we're just super sensitive or what. Of course, that was long before we had children, so we're much tireder now, so maybe I should try it again. 😋
  22. Add to list: finalize Christian Book Distributors order and divvy up the cost of my Thrive Market order I'm splitting with my sister and friend
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