Over this past year or so, we’ve had some increasing issues with Asher no longer wanting to play the piano. Especially during the last school year, we had a LOT of days that he would really push back against practicing and even going to lessons. We started to hear the words “I’m going to quit”… Continue reading Some hope and promise?!
In the mood for some randomness today, so here ya go! High/lows from the last couple days, in no particular order.High: Stuff is growing in my garden! I pulled out a bunch of delicious green beans yesterday and the jalapenos and serranos are growing well too. I think the lettuce is basically done for, and… Continue reading High/ Low- Random Edition
Today the boys are going off with our neighbor girl and her dad to a State Park with hiking trails and a big lake/ beach for the whole day. This is the neighbor that I mentioned before is moving away (this weekend already!! ☹ ). The boys both seem to be getting really sad and… Continue reading Change is hard
My planning paid off and I had a nice day yesterday! I mentioned in my reading list on Sunday that I’ve been reading The New Corner Office, the e-book by Laura Vanderkam about how to work better from home. One section that caught my eye was about “taking breaks”. This advice was geared toward working people,… Continue reading Better Breaks
This is the first Monday in a while that I feel organized, refreshed and ready to start the week. I had a good weekend, caught up on some things and just feel ready to roll.A couple things I did that I’m (hoping) will make this a great week:scheduled out my whole day for today in… Continue reading Monday Motivation
I was just in Barnes and Noble the other day (first time in a bookstore in a long time...) and it was so wonderful. I love bookstores!! Since I knew my weekend was going to be deliciously wide open, I started making plans on Friday to fit in some nice, long chunks of reading. It dawned… Continue reading Family Reads
I feel an enormous sense of relief this morning that I literally have ZERO plans on my calendar for this entire weekend. As you read yesterday, I just had a less than stellar week and I really need some open time to hopefully get caught up on life. Actually, the only thing on my calendar is… Continue reading Re-evaluating: Habits Scorecard and ‘A Question for You’
Wish I were sitting back here this morningTGIF.Since I changed jobs a few years ago and generally feel much happier with my work/life balance and my job overall, I don’t typically dread the workweek or count down until it's over. So I don’t really embrace the whole “TGIF” thing too much.But today, TGIF. This week… Continue reading Parenting Fatigue. TGIF.
YAWN. Sleepy morning over here and kind of a funny one, too. Last night a couple of Ethan's friends came over for a bonfire as sort of a mini birthday party with friends- though "party" is a very loose term here, as it was just a small gathering of the boys playing outside mostly. Ethan got… Continue reading Our (very) brief stint as dog owners 😉
Well, it's been a few days now so I guess I have to stop pretending I’m still on vacation and talk about something else. How about….SCHOOL??? Because in the current climate, that’s a fun topic!!! 😊 Hehe. Seriously though, school talk is all the rage right now around here. Probably everywhere, I’m assuming. Our local… Continue reading School