Friday, April 11, 2014


I haven't posted here in a while. We've had a hailstorm of changes over the past month or two, and I needed to concentrate on other things.

First, my mother was in the hospital for a short time.

Then, my oldest son quit college mid-semester because of some serious issues with anxiety. Thankfully he's doing better now. He's taking one class he really enjoys, and helping us at home. I think taking a break was a good idea.

And for two months, I've had a few minor multiple sclerosis flair ups which is normal for me in the year following a pregnancy, but annoying as hell. My symptoms usually get better about a year after giving birth. Rose is 9 months old now, so hopefully soon I'll start having fewer problems.

Also, we have my husband's upcoming graduation in May and ongoing job search.

We're gearing up for a move. Even if my husband gets a job in our city, we are going to need a new place.

And to top it all off we've started our youngest son on a gluten-free/dairy-free diet which is a big change for the main cook of the family(me).

But somehow we're still coasting along in our homeschool. It's been a good year for us. And next year should be even better, because I just found out my days of secularizing Sonlight are almost at an end. Whoohooo! Bookshark(formerly Brightflash) is up and ready. It's the new secular version of Sonlight. I'm really looking forward to not having to edit the IG every day. So yay for that!

What we're reading : Where the Sidewalk Ends
                                 Half Magic
                                 Bedtime Math

What I'm reading: Raising Girls
                           Mortal Instruments: City of Bones(guilty pleasure book)

What We're Watching: Lionel Nation

What I'm watching: Korean Dramas--The Great Doctor and Pasta(These are both on Netflix right now. I highly recommend both series.)

In our kitchen:  Gluten-Free Banana Muffins(with Earth Balance replacing the butter to make it dairy-free)

Crafting: Crayon Resist Paper Easter Egg

And that's about it for now. Lately, I'm just trying to keep everything running as smoothly as it can through all of our changes. Just when I think it's all too much to handle, I find some hidden pocket of strength. There is something to be said for getting older. If all this had been happening in my 20s, I would be drowning in a pool of my tears right now. At 42, I'm doing okay.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry for all your stress:(. I totally agree that it is much easier to deal with things as you age. And I am totally thrilled about Book Shark too!