Life is crazy for us right now.
* This morning my 14 year old has a chip on his shoulder.
* My 12 year old has therapy for her muscles in her back -- and we are leaving the house in just a few moments. This throws a kink in our school day like nothing else. Twice a week back therapy is not easy to school around.
* The 2 year old drew all over his toys with a red marker.
* The 3 month old spit up an entire feeding on my shirt and his brother's shirt. And the pillow that goes on my bed.
* I am possibly getting mastitis. Who has time for a heating pad 15 minutes before every feeding?
* The cat puked on the carpet in the game room.
* My mom is at the eye doctor being checked because of lost vision -- possibly another scare with diabetic retinopathy.
* Tomorrow we have four dentist appointments back to back.
* Daddy has a dentist appointment Friday and will probably be home part of the day -- which was our only day at home all day this week without doctor, dentist or therapy appointments... so we'll probably get very little schooling accomplished that can't be taken in the car with us... on the go.
Do you ever have weeks like that? Where life is a blur? With all our health troubles this past year, it has felt like I am living in a waiting room. Or a vehicle. School and life feel like they are on hold.
But are they? I'm sure there are lessons being learned that couldn't come from any book on our shelves. I'm pretty sure that we'll emerge from this as better people (at least better multi-taskers for sure).
Tell me some of your tricks for handling the stress of life in the fast lane. How do you find time for yourself? Time to truly enjoy the children even when life is chaos? How do you plan and still allow for life's interruptions? How do you handle it when your schedule has to be tossed out a box car window as your train derails?
Hang in there... you aren't alone.
Hosea 11:3-4 ~
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them by the arms;
but they did not realize
it was I who healed them.
4 I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love.
To them I was like one who lifts
a little child to the cheek,
and I bent down to feed them.
More info about this alphabetical photo meme is below...
Join up for the Homeschool Post has A B See Meme (an alphabetical photo meme) for a chance to win a prize each month. Each week they put FIVE of the best alphabet pictures on their blog each week to showcase them and once a month, a random winner is selected from the best photos of the month. All you do is upload your photos to their Flickr Group - so you don't even technically have to be a blogger to join... you just have to have an alphabetical themed photo and a flickr account! By the way, Flickr is free!
The meme is posted on Fridays each week and you don't necessarily have to start on the letter A or go in any particular order or at any particular speed... and you can skip weeks or not - up to you entirely.
Here are the links to the past few 'A B See' posts I have done here:
A is for antique.
B is for bugging big-sis.
C is for computer.
D is for digger.
E is for eat... and Elmers.
F is for fried rice.
G is for goofy girl.
H is for Heather.
I is for insect.
J is for joy.
K is for Kreative Spelling and Killer Homeschool Deals.
L is for live music.
M is for matryoshka.
N is for national cemetery.
O is for Orchids and Opryland.
P is for Pregnant.
Q is for quack.
R is for rocks.
Tip: Use the dictionary to get ideas if you are stumped on a letter. No excuses! Get clicking!
You have until each Friday morning to load your picture on the Flickr group and be considered for the top five that will be displayed next week. Don't forget: A prize goes out each month to one random participant!