Thursday, November 26, 2015
So thankful for:
- construction paper turkey's
- Nutella cake that filled the entire house with brownie smell
- my mom, who comes up with insults like "penis-schnitzel"
- The Husband, for picking up the lego's and washing the dishes while I figure out this homeschooling gig
- the ever-transcendent power of dance
- new watercolor sketchbooks that crack deliciously when opened the first time
- my boy, who says things like "I'm thankful life is beautiful."
- eating Thanksgiving dinner with reggae music playing
- friends in dresses who paint; friends in pants who crochet
- coffee and grilled cheese sandwiches
- tossing around a tiny Nerf football with my son, brother, husband and step-dad
- old, soft blankets on messy, unmade beds
- the moon, the stars, the sky, the trees
- to be surrounded by enough people, sounds, smells, laughter. Enough to forget about the lonely days, the tired weeks, the poor months
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Changes are happening, what I think will be good ones. I'll be homeschooling my son. The paperwork is filed and everything is official. I'm flying blind but I don't feel lost. I hope to write more in-depth about it later.
In my research about homeschooling, I came across an old thread about homeschooling on a low-income budget. Not only did it give me a lot of hope and incentive to begin, but I came across something a one woman said, something I love. I, of course, didn't save this page and can't find it now, but she said something like this:
"You create the life you want. It's YOUR life. I can't believe how little it matters to so many people. Make it happen if you want it."