Sunday, February 8, 2015

Here's to a Great Week

Today, I am feeling happy. 



All that hormonal wildness seems to have passed and I am left at peace- giddy for the upcoming week. My sweet Kaleb has moved all the furniture, fixins, and rooms back to where they were and I can't explain how good it feels. Who needs a school room really? From the wise words of a kind reader "school happens anywhere, stop trying to bring the classroom home." So very true. 

Also, I completely scrapped our previous homeschooling curriculum and after hours and hours of intense, rigorous research- I managed to combine a few different approaches to come up with a plan that has brought back the happy and sweet buttery bliss that I once dreamed of.



I'm also riding on a high from my first, ever, successful go at a crockpot. I know, they are suppose to be infallible, but I have only had epic fails in my vain past attempts, so this was a real win!

I got to spend the entire day on Friday out and about- eating, shopping, and eating some more with a dear friend. I tell ya true- my people skills have gone wwwwaaaayyy down, and they weren't that great to begin with. I have completely forgotten how to have adult conversations, it's like any other skill and must be practiced, and I have not. So, If you ever meet me some day, I apologize in advance- it will probably be awkward.

Also, I want to say a big Thank You to all of you! Your beautiful comments and thoughts on fear- they encouraged me, they brought me hope and peace and I'm thankful for this incredible community and each of you.



Somehow all of this combines into a thrill. A feeling in the depth of my tummy that is rumbling with excitement- I'm not sure what all the week holds, but it seems good.

25 comments :

  1. So happy for you. Enjoy this place you are in.

    PS We don't have a schoolroom, not enough space :) I prefer to think that the world is our schoolroom.

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    1. I like that! Fits so much better with our lifestyle:)

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  2. Yay for happy!!! Great job on getting back to fun schooling. I thought I needed a room once too---- but we don't. It's much more fun to learn anywhere. Enjoy your week!

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  3. I'm so glad things are going well. I think it can be so hard to embrace change and then have it fall short of expectations. I'm glad that we can almost always change back. :) I agree with you about Crockpots. I have the hardest time with them. We usually make something and it's ok... but makes 8 servings.. so between the two of us we have to eat 4 meals... it gets so old. Or yes, it is sometimes just awful as well. I'm glad you had success. Share the recipe? Glad you are feeling better! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  4. I'm so happy to hear you a feeling better! On another note - are those balloons? Where in the world did you find them? They are awesome!

    prosecco in the park

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    1. Yes! Aren't they cute?! I honestly have no idea where they are from, their Pop sent them:)

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  5. I am so glad that things are looking up this week! Those balloons are so fun. I love my crockpot and use it all of the time, so I second the request for the recipe if you feel like sharing it. Have a great week!

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    1. It was just one of our whole chickens, and while it was successful in that it was cooked well, I much prefer my roasting recipes. So please, share some of your standbys with me, I'm at a loss!

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  6. I'm right there with you. Last week was tough but this week feels so full of promise! Glad you are feeling better in your soul :)

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  7. You must share that crock pot recipe that was a winwinwin! I'm glad your week is off to a great start. Your kiddos certainly are adorable.

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  8. Hooray to an awesome start for Monday. I love that you've bounced back with more sunshine to share. Your crock pot mention had me laughing and cheering you on. Cooking wins are sometimes the best wins. Here's to a great week!
    Texas Jak
    www.novermyhead.com

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  9. We must be on the same hormonal train because last week was a doozie and today I am feeling all positive hahaha! Glad to hear your week is starting out as it should!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  10. El Mundo de SophieFebruary 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    finally got around registering to disqus! I tried to avoid it for the longest time, but I had to comment! haha. Anyways, glad you are feeling better . Maybe you are not used to adult talk anymore, but I can't even speak my own language! As I always spak Spanish I have real difficulties to have a more elaborate conversation in German. Scary!

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    1. Yay- your here and back and I'm so glad!! I cannot even fathom trying to do this, but hey at least you have an excuse!!

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  11. I'm so glad you are enjoying homeschooling again and congrats on cooking something great with the crockpot. it took me a few tries too before I actually cooked something worth eating lol

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  12. I'm so glad you were able to work through your fears & come through to the other side happier & ready to move on. Also you're not alone with regards to your crockpot--my first 3? 4? attempts were AWFUL. But thankfully they've gotten much better. :)

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  13. Glad you are feeling better!


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  14. Beautiful children. Glad to hear you're in a great mood and I do hope you have a wonderful week :) x


    Sinead | sineaddreamingagain.blogspot.ie

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  15. glad the hormonal wave has passed and your week is off to a good start! lucky you with your crock pot, I really want to get one!
    http://www.rosecolorglass.com

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  16. Oh I know what you mean when you talk about crock pot fails! For me it's like 50/50 I think. I just never know with crock pot recipes! Haha.

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  17. Happy is good. Hormones are bad! Crockpot meals are in the middle. I finally made a lentil recipe that my kids could eat (and myself). We're rockin' and Rollin!

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  18. Everygoodthingblog by MelissaFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    What fun photos! Those balloons are awesome and your kids are just beautiful. Have a wonderful start to the week :)

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  19. Your photos are so much fun! And as for having a day out-and-about...lovely! I rarely get time for myself, and I absolutely love my family and little girls to pieces, but sometimes, even a trip to the grocery story, or hair salon, can provide a big boost in mood and energy. Great post!

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  20. I'm so happy you're feeling happy! Sounds like a little change was what you needed, and it's made everything "click" back into place. :)


    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  21. it makes me happy that you had a happy day. :)

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