Another day, another dollar. Actually, several thousand dollars.
This summer my sweet husband decided to begin renovating the house. Well, it’s probably not a full renovation. He’s working on the kitchen and dining rooms. I can’t tell you how excited I am!!! I’ve been hinting and pestering him for a while now. I really am a blessed woman. But, if you’ve ever lived in or through an ongoing renovation you can understand what a stress it is.
So that’s kind of where we are at this point. Here’s a pic of the kitchen today when I got home.
Isn’t it wonderful?! You can tell that we still have a lot of work to get done. We’ve got to get the appliances put in this week because we’ve been eating out for the past few days since we pulls the old appliances on Friday. And as you can see we’ve got to finish the painting, counter tops and put the cabinet doors back on. Oh, and there’s a couple spots where we need to do some drywall repair before we paint. But it really is coming along!!!
You can tell it’s the little things in life that excite a girl. Kinda sounds pitiful, lol! But, hey, when most of your time is spent on kids and career, it’s nice to have a house that you really love – a house that you chose.
So, that’s enough for this post. I’m getting off here. Talk with you all soon. And as always, thanks for letting me share my journaling with you.
Yesterday sucked. Am I allowed to say that?
I’m just now getting around to thinking about it.
The kids were awful!!!! Absolutely awful!!!!! Ugh!
Okay, that was me screaming at the top of my lungs without having to scream. Fights on the playground. Talking back. Fights in the hall. Geesh. Then a marathon meeting on a Friday afternoon. Seriously?!
Then to top it off, my car breaks down on the way home. My husband was in a meeting so he wasn’t able to get to us right away. So we walked to a McDonalds that was down the road to wait on him and the tow truck. Which, by the way, I want to give some love to Sarasota Towing Company. They were terrific! Thank you so very much to those guys! They got to us quickly and were so helpful.
Well, needless to say, yesterday was forgettable. So I forgot about it until today. I’m done complaining now. Overall the week was good. And today was nice and relaxing. My husband took the kids (and the other youth group kids) to a widower’s house this morning to help him with some chores around his house. Then I went to the grocery store. And the rest of the day was spent watching the Alabama game and doing absolutely nothing!
So now, here we are. It’s the end of the day. I’m ready for bed and we have to get up for church in the morning. So goodnight. 🙂
We have been so busy here. So, so busy.
School is nuts right now. And I really mean it. This is my second year back in the classroom and I was “promoted” to Team Leader. That’s really flattering. And it’s great for my resume. But the money isn’t much. And it’s a headache. But, I’m going to stop complaining. I really think I want to move into administration. I’ve never been ambitious before. So that’s a strange feeling. But this will be very helpful with that.
Anyways. School is nuts because we have some wild children. These poor kids have never been truly loved enough to be taught and disciplined. It’s so frustrating to deal with their behavior. But it’s also so very sad. It’s almost too late with some of them. And that is just heart-breaking. And it also leaves me emotionally and physically exhausted at the end of the day. Which is aggravating. Because I would really like to have more energy for my family.
My husband is doing well. I’m so proud of him. He is working full-time in his ministry job. He is doing his part-time stuff driving a school bus in the afternoon and also running the scooter business. And now he has started his own company. I think I understand what is driving him. But I have no idea where he gets the energy.
The kids are all doing well. They seem to be adjusting to my school. Oh, I guess I didn’t mention that I teach in a low-income/rough neighborhood school. We decided to let the kids come to school with me. So far, so good. I just hope it stays that way. I think me being there makes it better for them. All the kids seem to be real accepting of them. And we really like that they are around kids who are not as fortunate as them; and that they are around kids who don’t look or live like they do.
Well, that’s enough for now. Time for bed.
Okay, here we go. An actual online journal.
I realize I may as well be writing to myself in my journal that sits beside my bed. But . . . there’s something therapeutic about putting everything out there. I suppose that’s why I’m doing this now.
No. I’m not in therapy. Well, I’m not paying for it at least. 😉
I’m hopeful this by sharing my life online that another busy, career and family-focused Mom might benefit. I guess that’s really why I’m doing this.
So whatever brought you here, thank you! I’m grateful that you would spend some time with me. It’s late right now. Just about everyone in the house is asleep. So I’m here kinda by myself, which is just so nice. This is the first time today (and really the only time any day) that I have some quiet time to myself.
That has me thinking. If you’re in a similar boat as I am. Take this encouragement. Don’t feel bad about needing some alone time or some down time. You should feel guilt or shamed for that. It’s good for you. And I think you should really guard it. Seriously. A drained, no or low energy you is not good for your family or your career. No one wins when you’re completely depleted. So don’t let it get there. Take time for yourself to unwind and recharge.
Okay, I think that’s will be my first post. Thanks for reading!