“There is magic in sincere forgiveness, the magic to heal.”– Terry Goodkind
VALUES REFLECTION JOURNAL:
SAT Faith is believeing it’s worth it to try. (Mental/Priorities)
I used to think this was just religion, but over time I learned some of the religious have faith and others don’t, and that you have faith in people around you (or not), so for me it really means “trust”. Do I trust this person to take my car? Anyone can possible crash it, but do I think this person probably wouldn’t? Perhaps a car is serious, but how much more so life and how much a deeper a question when you ask yourself if you can trust, youself? 🎵
SUN Unity being part of a family deciding how to make that work, what is right. (Mental/Social/Boudaries) Our group self quarentined this week half sick, a quarter recovering, a quarter not sick. It’s good, I just wished people had called off before I baked two cakes, but at least I was able to do a home cut and color on my hair.
MON Proactivity is knowing what I want. (Mental/Physical/Goal Setting)
I want to retouch my hair cut, fix the leak in the small pond, get school more organized, rebait for bugs in the house, move the soil we already bought into place, build cement peble paths, fix the patio screen, paint for fun, rimworld for fun, write a few books, plug mushrooms, design a new produce area… build a bigger koi pond…
TUE Teamwork is finding how to work smarter in a group. (Social/Mindfulness)
WED Connection is shareing my passion with the world and accepting others gifts. (Social/Balance)
THR Purpose know what I can do, what is most importat, where I stand. (Social/Awareness)
FRI Creativity is thinking of new ways to do things better. (Mental/Flexibility)
Social Health: Teaching Karate classes this year: 3.
Adventure Scouts meetings zoo = 3 ocean = 1 park = 1.
Things have never gone so well, it’s kind of scary that they are going so well because that gives me somewhere to fall from. I guess fear means you have something to lose. This Sunday trying dancing/music and then beach day. Planning on baking another cake prior. Sunday got canceled so we ate a lot of cake, but Wednesday we picked up again.
Physical Health: Still working on losing some extra fat/weight but no hurry. Getting a bit faster and stronger again, have more energy than before.
Mental Health: I still kind of have brain fog on a typical day, but Monday I was full of remembering what I want to do, I think people teasing me that I don’t finish what I start makes me not want to tell anyone what I am trying to do, not even myself. I guess writing is more important right now that my mind stays in kind of a fog.
Saturday: In the morning I was tired of cleaning but still wanted to clean the closet to get through. I knew I had a sore throat, so I was always unsure how much I was going to get done… I got a nice nap, very rare for me, I woke up a lot because it was hard to breathe in certain positions, but then I hit the right position and actually fell asleep a bit. I fell into my room cleaning routine:
CLEANING – (Bedroom) I strip the beds to wash, move the beds on end, clean baseboard/floor/wall under bed with vinegar, vacuum and steam mop main floor, spray bottom of the mattress with anti-fungal and place facing sun to dry, move furniture away from window, clean window/wall near window with vinegar, put back furniture, start washing sheets/blankets… so at that point things are much cleaner, yet everything kind of still looks the same, but it gets rid of a funky smell and mold well.
I should organize the stuff on the shelves and the rest of the closet, but I’m really not sure if I will or not. (<I did do that a take I of organizing 4 buckets into Kwanzaa decor, New Years Decor, bonsai supplies, and a bag of beach stuff. It wasn’t as cool as the school transformation, but it was something better.)
ORGANIZATION – It is going better when putting away things after going out since I know where they go, some places like the patio are still a hot mess, some categories like gardening are still a mess too, but the craft stuff/toys/school stuff/clothes are a lot better so that does make it less overwhelming.
CLOTHES – Let go of some too small stuff, my son is the smallest in our circles so no one wants it.
BOOKS – Having one return bucket is working out well, there is the shelf and then there is the return.
PAPERS – It’s okay right now, no energy to finish going through old files this week.
TIME – It is going well taking the kids out more, sometimes I don’t like packing, but I like being there and don’t hate unpacking.
8:30 Breakfast/Language 9 Bus/Letter if the Day/Song Time/Day of Week
9:30 Stoic Quote/EQ-Calendar/Writing Letter of the Day/Feelings Pond/Poem
11 Music/Exercise Time 12 Lunch 1 Outside Time 2 Lesson 3 Blocks/Story Time
After my nap I felt a lot better, but I was debating if I have to cancel the playdate for tomorrow, when you are negative for COVID is it a 5 day waiting peroid? a 10 day? or none? That’s something I’m not quite sure of in our new social order.
Sunday: Last week the beach, this week it didn’t work out, but it’s still been going very well compared to the last two years, so just be grateful for how well it has gone overall and painting and playing music and dancing and karate with my own kids and getting a hair cut.
Monday: Last week took the kids on a road trip, this week we did English and Spanish, my husband finished work forms for a new job, my daughter did her work alone which was really cool, yet then she lost it and threw fits and cried the rest of the day. Before dinner she did legos and after that, she danced on Just Dance World Dance Floor. Perhaps it was a failure in her Alphastim medicine?
Tuesday: Last week I consolidated common themes into articles, this week I felt off and behind in cleaning, I realized we may not finish chemistry this semester, but still want to go through it bit by bit, we covered the periodic table of elements today and electron charges it went really well yet it takes awhile, we covered nomenclature as well.
Wednesday: Last week we had a nice art workshop day at the park, this time we went to the zoo and did martial arts and painting and dancing it was nice.
Thursday: Last week I realized my ideal life is 1/5 helping kids, 1/5 exercise, 1/5 martial arts,1/5 writing, 1/5 music, and art and I got sick, this week a new chemistry kit came in and it felt really good. Started Mario is Missing for Social Science.
Friday: Last week reading Hamlet with my daughter. This week Theatre was moved to Monday freeing time Friday for robotics and more computer science. We didn’t do robotics at all, we did fine for math and coding, but did an hour of science experiments then outside for two and a half hours so in the end missed robotics… I made magnet labels for a new time schedule to try to keep track of the day better, we did 8AM Breakfast, 8:30 Song/Bus Time, 9:00 EQ Journal, 9:30 Habit Check In, which went really well my daughter and husband seemed to take it to heart, my son I just explained it but not sure he understood. Looking to buy a nicer $600 greenhouse… but for now got some fountain stuff to do a new water feature with a nice pot I already have. I think I have to push back the bamboo a bit or just spread it out to move the fountain where the natural view from the bench is. Eventually I think the bamboo will be nice and then I will put blueberries near it too and then path, bamboo, blueberries, path… someday. The week was tiring, yet improvements happened, it wasn’t perfect at all, but there were some good moments including my largest martial arts class so far, six students.
Keep exercising – keep engaging in an adventurous life – Keep teaching Karate.
Fix the small pond – Get more organized