Well, hello, I hope this finds you well. It is a beautiful Saturday here. Although chilly the sun is shinning. Chuck is working, Megan is with my parents going to my sisters' house and I am watching Love's Abiding Joy. A slight break before I tackle the kitchen.
I peeked at the garden one day this week and am delighted to see things sprouting. The picture is spinach. This will be the first time I have ever grown it. Megan is excited as she likes to take the leaves and wrap things up inside like mini burittos. :)
Our septic issue is finally resolved. This machine injected air into the lines and blew out all of yuck which was then sucked out of the lines. We came in under our $5000 budget and were told they would see us in two years. At that time they will pump the tank and make sure things are working properly. We are certainly praising the outcome!
This is the current state of the van. Yikes! Chuck rolled the window down and when he tried to roll it back up it made a terrible sound. It will no longer roll up.
A new part has been ordered and I am praying that Chuck will be able to repair it before Monday morning.
Megan is such a big help. Chuck cut some branches off of a dead tree. (The one that sent him to the ER with an eye abrasion.) Megan helped him load it into the truck for a guy at work.
Chuck is working a ton. He is leaving the house between 5-5:30 each morning and not returning until 5 or later. He has been pulling some Saturdays also. Long days, stress from work and then you add on things such as the van window and my guy is feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders.
When life is super busy or I feel stress I tend to become overwhelmed and I know it's time for me to back off and slow things down.
School is something that has been causing me to feel overwhelmed. We aren't involved in the drama directly that caused two of the sixth grade girls to abruptly withdraw. It has effected Megan because she was close to them. She misses them terribly. She climbed in bed with me the other night and asked if I would withdraw her from school. Sigh.
Between reading for a book report, memorizing for the speech meet, working on the science fair and the normal homework plus the drama aspect it is about to do me in. I feel like we have very little time for family. It is work, work, work for school. I know school is important but don't feel it should take so much of our evenings and weekends. We are all ready for this school year to end and new chapter to begin.
I woke up this morning to a messy house, the knowledge that we had take out or dined out three times last week and knew that I needed to make some changes. I feel like things are out of focus.
First of all I need to guide Megan to handle the unpleasant things at school and to meet her deadlines. I also need to focus on my home. As a homemaker we shouldn't be eating dinner out three times a week. Chuck deserves to come home to a tidy home and dinner on the table, especially since work is stressful for him.
Step one is a break from blogging and other social media. I will miss my little spot on the web, but I know that those in my little home are my top priority. It could be one week,
two, or maybe longer. Honestly as long as it takes to feel like things are back in focus and there is joy in the journey!