Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I've missed this space

I've missed this space.
This little cozy corner that I've made to talk, share, talk and talk and talk some more.
Somewhere along the way though, I felt like I didn't have any more to say.
That life felt too complicated yet mundane to share.
I think I needed a break.
(A rather long break, if I'm being honest.)
I've gone weeks without thinking about typing up a post and then a little ping would go off in my brain...
write, share, analyze, release
This little corner is what helps me to feel like me, sometimes I can't find the words that I want when speaking, but in this space I can take the time that I want to formulate them.
(Or to formulate other words when the right words won't come. frustrating.)

Life has been good.
Even in the tough times, it's good.

I started the school year homeschooling Adison (yes! I finally took the plunge!).
Midway through the semester I pulled Ainsley from public school and am now homeschooling her as well.
I plan on homeschooling Abby next year as well.
What had started as a whisper, a yearning in my heart years ago has finally become a reality.
I was timid, afraid to take the leap and oh, it is good.
It's good and fun and hard and frustrating and amazing and so many other words in one.
I love love love watching my kids learn.
To see the little light come on with a tough lesson is understood.
To explore new things with them.
I'm digging it. Enjoying it.
We're still finding balance. I'm learning to be more fluid.
Some days we get extra done and others, well, we do what we can.
It's good.

Other news, well, my kids decided to grow up on me.
Adison turned 12, Lee turned 7 and my baby turned 5.
She will always be my baby.

I'm hoping to write more.
I like this space.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


This pic was from our family donut date from last weekend.

Right now:

The heater just switched off, it's so cold.
Waiting for Ainsley to get home from school, my best friend is bringing her home today.
Looking at my floor, it is in need of some vacuuming.
Oh, Lee just got home!
Checking on Adison, she's been home sick all week.
Listening to Abby crunch on the sweet potato chips she picked for a snack today.
Getting ready to spend some time in the Word.
And the heater just switched on, have I mentioned it's cold???

What are you up to?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Adios 2013

I wish I could say that I will miss you, but the last few weeks of you kicked my butt.

The above pic is the gussied up me. The Me that wanted to celebrate my birthday looking somewhat human rather than almost zombie-like.

I actually did my hair and makeup.
See the pic below...that's the me that's been limping along since before Christmas.

See, K and I thought it would be awesome to round out the new year with some influenza A with a splash of bronchitis on the side.

I don't recommend it, not one bit. Especially if you wait until
Christmas Eve to wrap your kids presents.

I was a mess and I think I started crying at one point and tried to convince myself to go to the hospital.
But then I started moaning and groaning and feeling so wretched that I just lay there and willed myself to sleep.

Now though, well, I no longer feel as though I'm courting death, more like courting my bed.
So tired.
So so tired, as in, I feel like I'm in high school again and have mono.

The kids have been troupers.
K and I have been rallying with the help of coffee.

How was your New Year's Eve/end of the year?

Here's to a happy and healthy 2014!