Monday Morning Musings
Monday, September 02, 2019
Happy Labor friends back home!
Today is just a Monday here in Guatemala. I have been swinging from exhaustion to anxiousness and back again all weekend. My hope is that it's just due to hormones but I'm trying to dive deeper into what could be causing my issues as well. Life here is not easy, it's not as hard as it is for my neighbors but it's still rough around the edges. I'm constantly surging from concern that my kids aren't being provided for enough to sorrow for all of the deficiencies that I see in our small town. We have so much so I try to practice contentment
We're working on getting regular hot water at our house. Such a small luxury that would be a big blessing. I might even be able to have hot water in my washing machine. Maybe those towels will finally get clean.
Yesterday, I walked an extra two miles because we were in a large town where driving isn't an option. Today, my foot is killing me. I'm trying to be thankful that it's improving but I don't like feeling like I'm incapable of doing this. I'm too young for that. 38 isn't a time for limping through life.
We're just a few months from wrapping up our homeschool year. My oldest daughter is a junior. Next year is my last year with her at home and I am just not ready. I think she is. She's self directed, capable, knows the One who loves her more than I do, and is a wonderful creative minded person.
This week, I'm hopeful to do some crafting for our fundraising in December. I want to be able to make some Christmas ornaments out of our "tipico" fabrics. Even if I make just a couple hundred dollars, it would help to pay for our airfare. Six people booking flights from Guatemala to Chicago is just over $2000 not including baggage. We're not allowed to make money where we live due to visa laws so we need to be creative.
My goals this week are to get on the bike every day, be more mindful in my nutritional choices, and to spend more time enjoying my kids. We've had a long busy season and we need to spend time together as a family.