Thursday, February 18, 2016
Small Successes: February 18th
Celebrating the little things in life that add up...
1. Thanks to my $1 a load laundering service, I had a living room filled with several loads of clean laundry this morning. I was feeling up to actually getting something accomplished, so I managed to get everything folded. Ellie was nice and helped get some of the laundry sorted and she also put a good amount of it away for me.
2. I have Katie set up to homeschool for kindergarten. We've decided to have her do another year of pre-K three mornings a week so she's still interacting with her friends since being around the other kids seems to be doing wonders for getting her to talk. I enrolled her with Seton for the upcoming school year and we already have all of her books. So now I'll have plenty of time to start planning. I think I'll probably start her some time in the late spring so I won't feel like anything has to be rushed on the days when she goes to pre-K.
3. I finally made myself go to the craft store to buy the cording I needed to turn the new Jesus Tree set into ornaments. I even started gluing the cording to the backs of the wooden discs. I had forgotten how much I hate working with hot glue. Several of my fingernails are now sporting a hot glue coating, but I managed to keep from burning my fingers badly. I also found a cute little bendable tree in the Easter aisles of Target that I can use for the ornaments.
4. I'm feeling mildly better today after making an effort to try to stop stressing and worrying over everything. I've had a few moments where I'm having pain, like when the kids start bickering or when the baby starts having one of his tantrums. So whatever is wrong with me, I suspect a lot of it is due to stress. I'm trying very hard to relax, but I think after having a couple of very stressful months filled with illnesses and some decisions that will bring big changes in the fall, I just got to a point where the stress and worry overtook me. I feel like I need a few days off to just take a break.