February 19, 2011

February 2011: Week Three

Shopping with Mommy

Well our week was eventful, but unproductive.  I lost Monday to running errands all day.  Tuesday was beautiful, so we headed to the park and then over to the Bear's for movie night. Wednesday I had to go to the dentist for a temporary crown on a cracked tooth.  I spent the rest of the day feeling tired and sore.  Thursday B's car had a flat tire.  I took the kids over to the Kidsignment sale for a couple of hours while we waited for the car.  And Friday Robotson and I had to catch up on the painting project.  My cousin is coming over to help us pull up the carpet to put in hard flooring next weekend, so we need to finish.

Fishy-eyed friends at the park.

It was just one of those weeks that got away from us.  I am thinking we need some changes.  With B working all of the time, things fall to me more, and I am finding myself tired and unmotivated.  One of the changes I am planning is cutting our errands in half.  The more we are out of the house, the less energy (patience) I have with the kids.  Ideally we should do stuff together in the mornings, then run errands in the afternoon.  Only it rarely works out.  I'm looking to simplify our schedules and try to use our time more wisely.  At the same time, there are a lot of little things I want to get done around the house that I need to try to fit into our days, plus I've lost all focus on exercise and weight loss.  It seems like we are going through another transition period.  Do we have more of these than other people?  It seems to happen several times a year for us.

Consignment booty!
Fisheye of a tree at the park.

So that's our week.  I didn't even really spend much time taking pictures.  Hoping for a more "normal" week coming up.  We've got to finish our art show projects, finish the book club book, and finish the painting.  Wish us luck!

We find ourselves at a crossroad
yet again.


  1. Are you kidding? My whole life seems to be one big transition :) I think I'll just refer to it as "growing". Nothing is ever stagnate. I totally relate. And, as a side note, it sometimes sucks that we live so far from everything...adding in 30+ drive one way to get to an errand or even go have fun really does add up. I am hating that my kids spend so much time sitting in a car.

  2. Your Three Thinkers blog is beautiful so we included a link to it on our Secular Homeschooling Resources page. Keep up the good work!

    ~Pearl, Had2Know.com

  3. Oops, sorry I didn't make the link functional in the post above!

    Secular Homeschooling Resources

  4. Thank you Pearl. I'll link to you as well :)

    Christin- that's one reason why we just don't do that much. Unfortunately we have to draw the line somewhere...ya know?