I have one kid who is getting over an aggravating cough, and another who woke up with a fever and is feeling pretty crumby. So since today is going to be a take-it-easy kind of day, I figured it would be a good time to write a “Let’s Get Real Wednesday” post.
As you can tell, it’s been over 3 weeks since I’ve written anything. I have been told many times that I always have it together and do all this awesome stuff for my kids and their schooling. I don’t want people to think that about me. It’s not true. I struggle, a lot. My last post was written at the beginning of April. We were getting close to finishing a deployment. I was in over my head with stress. I couldn’t keep up with the household chores, the boy’s messes, school/blog stuff, my Etsy shop, time with friends, time for myself (gym), and other activities. My anxiety was at an all time high, and once dinner and the boy’s bedtimes came I was so spent that I just needed to watch TV and do nothing, or go to sleep myself.
By the grace of God I got through that funk in time for Easter, and my husband’s homecoming. This last week we’ve been spending quality time with him. It’s such a strange feeling. Spending months away from him creates a new routine. Then once he is home, he has a week off from work, which is just long enough for us to get used to having him home all day. And now he’s back to work during the days, which has us readjusting to a new routine again. But starting all over, with a fresh mind, is exciting. I’m not stressed anymore and I’m looking forward to creating more fun stuff for our homeschool.
That’s enough venting for now. Time to get back into the school groove!