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  1. 1 hour ago, hopeistheword said:

    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 

     

    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. 😝

     

     

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  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 

     

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  3. 14 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    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)

    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!

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  4. 11 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    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?

    Now for a late supper and having all my little birdies back in one nest 

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  5. 35 minutes ago, ScoutTN said:

    Well, I got most of my morning list done. Though Easter basket shopping was only moderately successful. Still need some dark chocolate and another small git for Dd. 

    Also returned an overdue library book (The Faithful Spy!) and picked up another load of WW2 books. 

    Dh has a stomach bug, so can't do his colonoscopy tomorrow. Poor thing - he feels awful. I disinfected both bathrooms and have attacked the house with Clorox wipes. Breathing shallowly. Sent the kids outside. Thinking I will take Ds to the library or Starbucks or both for school tomorrow. Dd will be at her tutorial all day. 

    Hope your dh feels better!

    What’s going in your baskets?  I need inspiration. 

    And how funny that you had out The Faithful Spy! 😝

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  6. 7 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    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?

    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. 

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  7. 1 hour ago, Indigo Blue said:

    I was talking about narcissism because we had a thread here recently and someone posted a checklist of some sort of narcissistic traits and if you checked so many of them off, you scored high on the narcissism scale. One of the questions was something like: Do you feel everyone is watching you when you walk into a room? And, yes, I do feel this way. Whether they really are, it just makes me really uncomfortable. And so the thought just came to me that maybe it's a self-centered way of thinking. But it honestly makes my nerves bad, I don't want to do it, and I can't help it. 

    It sounds to me like you have social anxiety , not narcissism. 

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  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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310348498/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5ZoTCbJ3X2NXE

    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. 

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-emotionally-healthy-leader-podcast/id1064966935

     


  9. 6 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    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 

    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?

    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. 

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  10. 4 hours ago, ScoutTN said:

     

    P.S. HopeistheWord, I would skip that bookfor a 13 yo.. Plenty of other holocaust/WW2 choices that are not so intense, overwhelming. 

    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. 

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  11. 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)

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  12. 1 minute ago, ScoutTN said:

    Sunday evening has become our family movie night lately.

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was tonight's movie and we all enjoyed it. Dh and kids had never seen it before. Kids know what a fillibuster is now! 😉

     

    I’ve never seen this movie, either, though I 💖 Jimmy Stewart.

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  13. 2 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    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

    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! 

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  14. 56 minutes ago, mmasc said:

    I cook overnight in my garage. The smell wakes me up too. My MIL does too, and is the one that gave me the brilliant idea! The smell would wake her up, so that was her solution. It works great! Cook overnight in the garage, bring in the house in the morning and put on low or warm til needed. Obviously it’s not brilliant if you don’t have a garage. 😂

    No garage here.  The wild critters would enjoy the food, no doubt.  🤣

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  15. 2 hours ago, Seasider too said:

     

    Yep this is the one I like. The citrus juices, yum. 

    I was very sad when my 20 year old crock pot died - it had a true low cook setting - high enough to be food safe but never a boil on low setting. I tried a couple and returned them when that one died, because they boiled on low. I have a Rival brand now, it cooks faster than the old one but it’s not too bad. More often these days I cook something overnight for 6-7 hours instead of the 8-9 hours during the day that I’m away at work. 

    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.  😋

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  16. 11 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    I Sleepy this morning thanks to the tornado warning that kept us up until 1 am. Welcome to springtime (really, anytime) in AL! 

    Deep condition hair

    coffee/read

    shower

    dry hair and finish getting ready

    church

    pick up items I didn’t buy at grocery Friday 🙄—bread, shredded cheese, milk, bananas, what else?

    lunch: pulled pork sandwiches

    bag extra pork for freezer

    finish assembling lasagna for Monday night’s supper

    Send SAT email !!!! (1 of 2 sent, but will probably wait a few days for the other one)

    CC prep

    homeschool prep

    walk or hike?  DH and I took a walk, all by ourselves.  It was lovely, though cold and windy.

    Nap? (Just being honest. . .😝)

     

    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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