“There is magic in sincere forgiveness; in the forgiveness you give, but more so in the forgiveness you receive.“ – Terry Goodkind 🕊️
GOALS THIS WEEK: Finish most of or all of the 501 paperwork.
Last Week: Cleaning up after camping.
This Week: Still sick.
Mental Health: A bit thrown off by my dad leaving to go take care of his other house, super thrown off by my husband leaving to transfer to another state for work. I guess thrown off, trying to keep up with my responsibilities while being thrown off.
Physical Health: Still sick, but hoping to be better soon.
Social Health: Doing well, surprised to be doing well, but it helps me to know my friends that left seem happy where they are, so that makes me happy they are happy and seem to be settling in well.
“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”– Roberto Assagioli
“There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.”
–Mary Anne Radmacher
Saturday: Last week I felt good about the camping trip even though we only did one hike instead of two and there was some problems, I felt good overall. This week there was our first massage retreat things and I got a facial, it was really nice. There were little kids to manage still, but overall it was enjoyable.
Sunday: Two weeks ago I was making the camping flyers. Last week I was cleaning up from camping, time really flies by. This week my dad is gone and I’m unexpectedly invigorated to garden again. I cut a lot of Mexican Sunflower cuttings from the back garden to fill out the front and side hedges. I got the front planted, but not the side. In some places I pulled out the panax hedges from last year, and in other places I left them, the mulch I made last year worked well, I just didn’t have enough for all the pathways yet, but it was interesting comparing the gravel vs wood mulch, the wood worked well. It is a little weird covering the wall I like a lot with the sunflower hedge, but it will be nice to have more privacy in the front and especially the side someday.
I did more of the front L and 30 paces of the back so a lot of our North East side has sunflowers now, maybe half. I am putting them in thicker than the original Panax so more can fail and the first year they grow in they will be really thick instead of the second year, not sure when that will be yet.
Monday: Last week transitioning back to school and away from summer school. This week excited for new blocks and happy both kids are doing well in math. The kids are doing well in science and reading too, if we lag it’s on manual writing, but I think we will catch up with that.
School Notes: 👦 🧮💻L2 Addition with zero and communicative property of addition. 🔬 RL Life Science. 👧 🧮💻L3 Large digit subtraction. 🔬💻 Physical vs Chemical Changes.
Tuesday: Last week my husband felt very uncertain and I felt bad for him, but I wasn’t uncertain, I know what I should be doing, caring for my kids and enjoying my friends while I can this summer, what comes next I don’t know yet but I guess I am grounded for now at least. Still sick, but don’t feel horrible, trying to get better, but a cough keeps me awake so I should remember to take something to sleep deeper, like mucinex or dramamine.
Wednesday: Last week I did go to the beach and did Tai Chi there for the first time. This week we had blocks it was fun, we got some new blocks and that was fun, it was nice to see my friends, I feel sad to be leaving in the fall because I wish I would be in the same place to get more of the scout stuff in order this first year.
Thursday: Last week I was really sick, just doing the minimum, this week a lot better, but still hacking up phlem and not all the way better. My daughter changed her Google Profile cartoon from a little little kid to a kid and it really struck me how old her mind is now. She is still juvenille and impatient, but much differently than before, I see why her SPD isn’t a learning disability, even though it makes her life more difficult at times, and makes her different than others, her learning is quite fast, she can lack in empathy, she can lack in tolerance, but her mind is agile at picking up new concepts and words, remembering old formulas and concepts and integrating both. Her mathematical calculations are so fast now, she is only a year ahead, but it’s a solid foundation that I doubt will need repair or review. Though her writing is frustrating and slow, so I imagine I will have to find a way to make that more fun for her.
Friday: Last week went apologizing for an incident that happened camping. This week trying to help another homeschool parent get started with the year. Had macaroons, covered some begining algebra with fractions.
I wanted to finish the 501 paperwork, but I didn’t, I guess it’s okay, I ran into a good website that has some helpful resources, so for example I can run the first board meeting prior to doing the 501, which is how I think it should be done anyways.
Something new this week: My husband is moving his stuff out of the garage/house to move at the middle of next month, it feels stressful, but not neccisarily wrong, it’s probably good for him to get our first house somewhere with a lower cost of living.
Something good this week: I did a lot of sunflower cuttings, they look good so far.
Something unexpected: I had a good time tutoring math, I guess that is normal for me, but I think my student was happy too, which makes me happy.