Lots has been going on with me lately. It's been making it really hard to get projects up!
I have been doing preschool at home with my 3 year old daughter. I am doing this 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. She is learning a ton and doing very well, I include my 2 year old son in some of the activities when I can too. Plus the usual cleaning, cooking, etc. She is taking dance and will be starting gymnastics soon, hopefully next week if I get down there to get her registered. I am also trying to practice my sewing and hoping to be making a couple Halloween costumes for my kids.
On a sad note, my grandmother is in the hospital dying. She fell, hit her head, and had bleeding on the brain. They did surgery and had high hopes for recovery, but she isn't going to make it. My father has been out there with her for 2 weeks. She has lived a good life and all that, but it is still hard. My grandfather will not be able to do much without her as he has a very bad back, so he will need to go live somewhere where he can be taken care of. That has been zapping my energy too. It is hard to hear the sadness in my father's voice and not be able to be there with him right now.
So, long story short I am SLAMMED. Lots of transitioning for me. Trying to get into a good routine with the new things we have going on in our lives. I am answering e-mails more slowly and may not be posting too often for a couple weeks.
In this post I've added some pictures just to share. I made a board with the day of the week, month, what we are doing for the day, etc. I am going to start using this with the kids on Monday. It should be fun. Everything is laminated for durability. Lots of pieces to change out store in an envelope on it. Some things attach with magnets, velcro, etc. It took me HOURS, it's exactly this kind of thing that has been making it hard to blog! *LOL* The other pics are the school area and the adorable kids learning and doing projects.
So, if you have trouble getting ahold of me, this is why. I hope to be back at 100% and posting more frequently again in a couple weeks. I am still around, but falling a little behind. Just wanted to let everyone know.
Spending so much time each day focusing on projects and learning has been AMAZING! By far the most rewarding feeling ever. I don't always have "good mom" days or moments. Sometimes I yell at my kids, or get upset that the house isn't perfect, etc. I am really finding this time to focus on them and not think for a second about housework and such has been good for all 3 of us. I just need to adjust to the amount of time it takes and get into a new routine. Finding out what works and what doesn't for when to start, which activities to do, etc.
*Hugs to all*
I look forward to getting my creative mojo back!