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Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Evening

The rest of my day was very uneventful. Not usual for my household. I really didn't do much but relax today. I didn't even cook dinner. That's right!! I did NOT cook dinner. I let the boys fend for themselves and none of them starved. I did put together salads for myself and my two youngest boys, but those other have to step up. The day has come to a close.  Ky and MJ are done reading and I just finished saying evening prayers with them.We had a good talk tonight about being thankful for the many blessings that we have.Those little guys of mine are amazing! We have some of the best conversations at night, when I come in and sit on the edge of Ky's bed. We talk about some of everything. One night I am going to have to record one of our many talks. They inspire me quite often.

So, the house is almost quiet. My oldest is in his room playing a video game as usual. The teen is supposed to be getting his clothes ironed so he won't have to do it when he wakes up (hopefully not late) in the morning. I am winding down myself and that usually means getting in bed, saying prayers and meditations, telling myself I am going to sleep and then watching HGTV until it goes off the air around 3 a.m.. I don't stay up that late every night and I hope I don't tonight because the boys and I have lessons in the morning. Let me tell lack of sleep and dealing with children that have had a full, good night's sleep really don't mix. There is not enough coffee in the world to help me. So, let me end this blog for the night and get myself into sleep mode. I have been kinda tired all day and even tried to take a nap, but I couldn't fall asleep. Nothing a trip to the Bahamas, lulled to sleep by the ocean can't fix.

The night is peaceful. A finish to the day. The crickets sing their lullabies and tell me they will keep watch until the day is new. Sleep well, good people. Peace and Blessings. 

The Morning

Good Morning. I stayed up this after my husband left for his 24 hour shift. The house was so quiet I wanted to enjoy it while I could. A slight breeze came through a few windows. I opened them all. I looked outside and the birds were all there waiting to be fed. I let Benji stroll around in the yard while I poured the seed into the feeders. The sky is heavy and grey, but the sight of the birds and the sounds of their songs lifted the residual sleep from my brain and any gloominess from my spirit. Sparrows, morning doves, purple-headed grackles, goldfinches, green monk parrots all vocalizing at the same time. I was transported to a tropical rainforest for a few moments, a smile came across my face. I snapped myself back to reality and decided to make a cup of my favorite pomegranate green tea. I sat close enough to the window to continue listening to the choir of birds. An extreme moment of silence came through for a moment. No birds, no cars, just silence.. I took that moment to give my thanks to God for another day. With my tea steeping next to me, I began to write. I knew this day was starting out to be a good.

to be continued............

Saturday, September 7, 2013


It has been a few days since I had the chance to post. I have been trying to immerse myself and the boys back into homeschool mode. Made it through week one, but it wasn't easy. None of us was quite ready to get into lessons. That is one of the pleasures of homeschooling though. When the energy levels are low, you can always take a break and regroup. Of course, taking too many breaks can lead to a total lack of motivation and loss of brain cells. I am talking about me of course. I think the fact that Summer break felt like it was only 2 weeks long instead of 2 months had a lot to do with that.  And, we also didn't get out and do much of anything. No trips to the zoos or amusement parks. I spent most of this Summer planning things to do and places to go without ever doing any of them. We did have one great trip to the Aquarium, but that was about it. I need to start doing more of the things I say I am going to do. It is just so hard for me sometimes. I was telling my mother that, my husband and I were invited to go out on his co-workers boat for a couples get together. I was super geeked to go for about 5 minutes and then the gravitational pull of my butt to my couch took over and my interest quickly waned.  My usual excuse is that I am tired. I use this excuse quite often actually. It has kept me from weddings, parties, baby showers, etc... It even keeps me from conducting homeschool the way I want too. I have all these great ideas and fantastic lessons plans, but somewhere between my brain and the actual implementation of those ideas, something goes all wrong. I'll get back to this in a minute..........

I was in a seriously funky mood last week. I think getting pulled down and banging my knee really affected me more than I thought it did. I was upset, that I wasn't healing as fast as I thought I should, that my body hurt as much as it did and that I couldn't move around. I let all that and some other stuff pile up and just start an avalanche of negative energy that took me over. It got so bad that a woman I respect very deeply, send me a message that only had two words in it. She said simply, "GET UP!" Those two little words slapped me awake. I said them over and over to myself and stopped feeling sorry for myself. I got up, worked in my garden and started to feel a little better. I began meditating and praying and counting all of my blessings and I felt even better. I made sure to keep my surroundings clear of clutter and chaos and the negative energy lifted. How grateful I am for that friend and two little words of advice.

Now back to my other situation. We all get into the bad habit of making great plans and never doing them. We start out each year with resolutions that never come to pass. We say we are going to do better, have great intentions and then make excuse after excuse of why it doesn't get done. And then we wonder why our situations stay the same, or why we fall into ruts. It is simply because we haven't applied the GET UP mantra to this part of our lives as well. I got up and felt better, but I didn't keep going and that was my mistake. I needed to implement at least ONE idea that I had. Because guess what? If I don't, I will fall right back into that same funk. Upset that I am not doing any of the things I said I was going to do. So tomorrow, God willing I will do one thing that I said I was going to do and hopefully, Monday I will do another. And, so on and so on. Each day that God gives me, I will thank him for it, and move on an idea that I have had. Even if it is as simple as eating healthier or getting my boys out the house more regularly. I will GET UP and do something. Because I don't want another year to pass me by doing the same old thing and complaining about it. Heck, I don't want another week to go by. I must GET UP and STAY UP! What is the quote? "In order for your situation to change, you must change your situation". Something like that.  But you get the idea.

What do you need to GET UP and change? What's stopping you?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I Think I Need A New Challenge

Ever since I finished the challenge, I haven't been able to think of one thing to blog about. Not much has been going on since my knee got all banged up.It still hurts really bad. I don't remember taking this long to heal We started our homeschooling lessons today, still haven't found Gunther a home. My husband has managed to catch a Summer cold and I am trying to avoid him. My green beans are growing at a very rapid rate, along with the cucumbers and green peppers. The goldfinches have finally accepted their new bird feeder. My oldest son went on a job interview today at chick-fil-a. (praying he gets it) I made ground turkey enchiladas for dinner tonight (ask me for the recipe) and I am thinking about making a pistachio cake for dessert and hopefully turn in early.

I know what. Why don't you all send me suggestions about things to blog about? Or I just need to take a few field trips so I can have some new, fresh things to share with you. Thanks for reading.

Peace and Love