Well, I have desperately needed to update the website – from adding widgets, to adding pages, and just plain keeping things up to date. With a stomach bug going through our house not only was I down and out for a few days, but it also made me realize how much more unpacking I need to do! I know that sounds like a strange segue, but seriously it was miserable trying to take care of everybody (and myself) when it’s just not “comfortable” here. Having so many unpacked boxes makes me feel crowded and unsettled! So when I finally got to feeling better I decided to cut our homeschool days short and focus on unpacking more! The kids – particularly “the princess” as I have lovingly nicknamed our daughter in public venues for privacy reasons – has been loving the extra time to work on her drawing and coloring skills! Wow! What a little artist she is! She just turned 4 in December, and I was surprised at how quickly and easily she picked up drawing and coloring! It’s beautiful! I should definitely share some of her artwork on here! She is seriously just like me, though, which means she’s a bit of a perfectionist, which can be frustrating when you’re 4 and learning something new! If it doesn’t go “just right” she gets quite a bit upset! We’ll work through that, though! It definitely doesn’t give me much independence as far as being able to do other things when they’re working on schoolwork. B (our oldest son) is on the Autism Spectrum and is also very particular about things and definitely requires a lot more “hands on” help with his work. So on a typical homeschool day I can’t get much else done as far as housework, business, etc. That is why I decided we should cut our days a little shorter until the unpacking is done because it NEEDS to get done!
This is an example of how mooselion sleeps (yes – that’s my bed and my pillow). He has claimed my space!!
AND this represents a pause – and a great example of what I’m talking about! I started this post at 2am, and mooselion (our toddler) woke up, and I couldn’t get him back to sleep. I can’t even get something done uninterrupted in the middle of the night right now or even sleep – as you can see. LOL It can be hard, and it’s definitely stressful, but I remind myself how truly blessed I am with 3 beautiful children and blessed to be able to stay home with them. So maybe I’m not hitting my personal business goals right now, and maybe I’m not getting the house unpacked as quickly as I would like, but I have no doubt I’m exactly where I need to be at this point in time in my life. Sometimes God calls us to SLOW DOWN – perhaps to “live in the moment” or perhaps because something in my life needs more time and attention right now, and without the craziness I wouldn’t take enough time to slow down and realize it. All I know is it’s not by mistake. Nothing is, so I just have to take it one day at a time. When I try to do things on MY time it NEVER works. Seriously, NEVER. So although it’s taken me a while to grasp that I now know I just need to relax and remember God is in control!
I wrote a pretty in-depth personal blog the other day. Although I am going to make this website more “personal,” I’m still writing the MORE personal stuff on my personal blog. I figure if people are on this site due to business reasons they probably don’t want to read about our crazy life IN DEPTH, and I figure if they’re here because they want to connect to another homeschooling mom – again, there’s probably a limit. But I will share links from time to time for those that DO want to read more about our “Unique Family.” Whenever I get around to finally adding pages to the site I will probably add a link to it as well! Here is the actual post I’m speaking of: http://our-unique-family.blogspot.com/2012/01/moody.html Thanks for all the support and love along the way to those that have always been loyal friends, clients, fans, etc. and WELCOME to those that are new! I hope you enjoy sharing our journey! Please leave a comment and share your website, blog, etc. as well! 🙂