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Burning my Super Mom cape along with another .8 lb!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Looks like I had an .8 lb weight loss last week! Yay!! I suspect it was a bit more than that, but I ate a McD's burger, fries, and fried pie last night and the salt will definitely throw things off. That's ok. The meal was DELICIOUS and I don't regret one single bite! :)

I had a super-mom melt down last week. I was tired and depressed and just couldn't face another week. I made an impromptu decision to call off our homeschool work for a couple of weeks so I could rest, recoup, and possibly make some changes. Even though I've homeschooled my kids something like 12 years now, I still have moments when I wonder if I can do it a moment longer. I still wonder if I've chosen the right curriculum. And yes, I still occasionally wonder if my time could be put to better use. As usual, I came to the conclusion that there's not a thing that needs to change other than me needing to take more breaks! But that's easier said than done when you are a long-haul truck driver's wife with 4 kids and absolutely zero help (other than my mother for emergencies, like ER visits).

About all I can do is pray for patience and opportunities like this last weekend. For the first time in about 3 years, I was 100% alone in my house for all of 50 minutes! I didn't do much more than sit and enjoy the silence. It was a truly rare moment and it may not happen again for years to come. My oldest daughter was at an overnight FFA function and my youngest two were invited to their cousin's birthday slumber party for a couple of days. What ended the 50 minute silence was my 19 year old coming in from college for the weekend. It was FABULOUS to talk with him without being interrupted!! Then I went on a Netflix binge. :) All the kids are back home now and my oldest son had to head back to the college early this morning. I feel way more rested and focused. Yep, I'll definitely be praying for more breaks like this!!

Ok, God. I'm ready for another week. Bring it on! With Your Help, I believe I can do a bit of rearranging of my curriculum (and maybe my house) to get me through the rest of this school year.

Have a great week, everybody!
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TNM2013 3/16/2014 11:15PM

  Thanks, Jane! :)

Julie

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JANE1216 3/16/2014 7:53PM

    Weigh to go! Glad you had some free time and some son time --- and glad you came out of your break relaxed and a bit renewed! And to have a loss ---- that makes it all that much better!

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TNM2013 3/16/2014 4:48PM

  SUSANBEAMON, thanks! They do spend the night with friends sometimes, but to have them all gone at the same time is VERY unusual.

Julie

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SUSANBEAMON 3/16/2014 4:10PM

  I remember way back when my daughter was young. I would encourage her to have overnights with her friends, even if that meant I would have to take my turn having her friends overnight here, just so I could have some alone time. With three still at home, that;s harder, but something to think about.

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TNM2013 3/16/2014 4:02PM

  WORKNPROGRESS, thanks! :)

OCEANWIDE, I lost ".8", as in eight-tenths of a pound, not eight whole pounds! Boy, wouldn't that be awesome! LOL

Julie

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OCEANWIDE 3/16/2014 3:56PM

    Wow, 8 lbs in a week, congrats that's absolutely amazing ! emoticon emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/16/2014 3:54PM

    emoticon on your weigh in!!! emoticon

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