September 17, 2014
Thank you for the kind comments from my last post. It was rough day yesterday but magically, today, I woke up feeling much better. My energy continued to pick up through the day and I even managed to work a full, productive day.
Back to my old self again!
September 16, 2014
It ended up unexpectedly being a work at home day today. Not something I had counted on but I haven't been feeling well for the last few days and today, my body decided that hanging out in bed for the day was on the agenda. Thankfully, with my handy dandy laptop, cell phone and tv remote, I was able to rest, work, rest, work, rest, work and not fall behind in this busy time of year with a new class starting on Thursday night and a big community event coming up on the 4th of October. No good time to be sick but if my body is run down and a virus has invaded, today was probably the best day of all to be off.
Thankful for our cozy home, a flexible work environment, an understanding staff and my sweet loving family!
So, how was your day?
September 15, 2014
Our builder warned us that at one point in the process, the speedy building part would slow down to a crawl, after a fast start and tons of construction happening.
Guess what point we're at this week?
September 14, 2014
When we chose to have our family at a young age, we knew then it would mean our early lives would be very frugal. Having at least one parent home with our little ones and later as they were older was important for both of us. We managed to have me home for 20 years, then my husband came home for 6 years while I was the main bread winner. It was hard at times to not be able to just buy anything we wanted but we knew then, like we know now, that life is not about what you have but who you are.
The poem above was always a favorite of mine and a sweet reminder of why it was crucial for us to spend time with our children. Memories and experiences were more important than things and still an important fact for us today, even though now, we could buy anything we wanted to. Our kids never did without, but sometimes what they wanted was a lesson in waiting and re-evaluating. I hope they carry this through the rest of their lives. And raise their little ones with the same mission!
Have you seen this poem before?
What does it mean for you?
Today was an incredibly busy day. Between intensive paperwork, housework, phone calls and connecting with my community, I had no time for a single break all day but felt proud of my extra energetic productive energy.
But then I came home and it all fell apart!
I sat on the couch and fell asleep sitting up! The rest of the night was filled with dinner and more laying on the couch. Crazy turned upside down day!!
Do you sometimes overextend your energy?
And pay for it later with some lazy time?
September 10, 2014
It's unfortunately not going to be the door for us, as much as we like it! It's more than $2,000 than we had hoped to spend. So our exhaustive search has started over again.
Sigh! I'm very sad but we don't want to blow our carefully crafted and intentional budget! We will, of course, love the new door we'll choose together and then eventually order.
We just need to find it!!
September 8, 2014
Yes, the title of my blog post today is correct. Today was a Snow Day. As in, white, fluffy flakes fell from the sky!
It didn't stick and now it's just raining. But I did have to put the furnace on for a bit, I'm wearing two sweaters and my winter slippers are keeping my little toes toasty warm!
I don't ever recall snow in September before. Hopefully the predicted warm weather returns by Thursday, as promised.
So how was your day?