You know what? I’m beginning to really look forward to these Thursday posts. Last week…well actually for weeks I had been worried about a lot of things. I want to thank you all again for your encouraging comments, emails, and phone calls.
I love the local and online community that I have.
Since last week I’ve been focusing on some things I can change. Thought you also would like to know that we should be receiving insurance from the state soon. My caseworker called a couple days ago. That was a huge weight lifted!
I had been thinking a lot about simplifying, but not for this new trendy reason of it being cool to have less so you actually give the appearance of having more. I won’t go through the house while the kids are asleep, or while they play outside and throw away their toys.
I want to simplify my life, our lives as much as possible in a way that makes sense for our family.
For us that is starting to look like getting rid of the rest of the clutter from our move. I started with the girls closet and cleaned it out. They actually have room for their shoes in there now!
It’s looked like staying home more this week. Four days in a row…it’s been a long time since we did that. I was worried that it may be too much for my super social child(who says homeschooled kids are unsocialized?)but Kiah did great. She dint ask about going anywhere. She was relaxed and enjoying herself. I think the kids enjoyed our new down time as much as I did.
Simplifying has been taking long walks around the neighborhood on the days it wasn’t too hot. Doing puzzles, coloring, watching movies, played outside, checking on our gardens and the plants out front.
Making tall block towers and the kids playing with the free guitar that Charles picked up.
And lots more reading, knitting, and tea drinking for mama…along with putting together a exercise plan.
It’s looked like cooking simpler meals and definitely more grazing throughout the day.
It’s been about enjoying home and being with the kids.
It’s also been mama being gone for at least 12 hours yesterday….alone.
I’m not expecting for things to stay this way long term. I’m sure I’ll have my freak out moments, and I know we’ll have to change things up with the different seasons of life, but I am enjoying this so so much right now. If I feel this good after a week….imagine a month!
I know my Thursday post usually have less or no pictures, but I couldn’t help myself today.
What does simplifying look like in your family?