“There is magic in sincere forgiveness; in the forgiveness you give, but more so in the forgiveness you receive.“ – Terry Goodkind 🕊️
Last Week: Was doing better physically, but unhappy at home emotionally, then I had an allergy flare up and it went away, and then came back again. It makes exercising seem secondary to getting well.
This Week: Started with the kids enjoying the ocean and helping a friend.
Mental Health: Mixed, again hate my dad’s dog, but like my friends. Kind of have a decision from my husband. So somewhat less stressed.
Physical Health: I want to exercise more, I think tomorrow will be the day. Then I got sick again from probably mold on the old items my dad doesn’t feel like sorting from his room… he started sorting his clothes that don’t fit and hopefully keeps going.
Social Health: Going well. Near the point of moving again, my husband will probably go first and then me after the summer is over.
“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 we went on a road trip and watched the kids play. This week there were a ton of dog puddles and poop by the dining table right after I detailed the floor yesterday, so it makes me pretty angry, that it’s so often, that it’s so disgusting and that my dad who owns the dog doesn’t attempt to clean up after his dog. We took another road trip just to be gone.
Sunday: Last week noticing my kids are bigger and older, noticing how they have grown. This week cleaned my house a bit, helped a friend clean and bait for cockroaches. At night I texted her some encouragement and suggestions, but I didn’t know if I should just not say anything at all. (Two days later they said thank you.)
Monday: Last week resentful about the difference of housekeeping preferences. This week had friends over to do Coding Class, this week we got through the first two coding camp songs, as well as the multiplication song, 5 minutes of Japanese vocab, the first letter of the Japanese alphabet. My husband asked us to go on a budget, he said $150 a month for school, so $50 for Power Home School, $15 for music, leaves $85, I’m going to do my best with that.
Tuesday: Last week my son finished 1st-grade math. Seven weeks ago I wrote some school notes: that I wanted to focus on enthusiasm, breaking skills down, patience, more enthusiasm, and changing the system as needed to fit the student and encourage the kids to study smarter so you can learn more and contribute to your own well-being and that of others. This week I am trying to switch to 9-10 AM school with my son and perhaps 9-10 11-12 with my daughter… I’m cutting down on videos so I’m getting a lot of winning, which I hate, but it doesn’t mean I will be pushed around by my kids. My daughter has been doing well in math, but is just yelling all the time instead of talking for the past few days (later in the week she stopped, yay).
Wednesday: Last week I broke down and the car broke down. This week we are both started up again. We did beginners and advanced martial arts. We did a DNA extraction at the beach one human, one banana, with soap, salt water, and cold rubbing alcohol. The little kids had fun with new pop up tents, there was a lot of food and a little boat the kids had a lot of fun with. I had a ton of fun skateboarding at the skate park before going to the beach.
Thursday: Last week the house was really gross, this week the air filters came, the first night I was literally lying awake in bed smelling the fresh air and really happy my bedroom air filter works so well, that one is an Ayafto HY1800 ($50), the air smells so good, like a cold morning outside. I didn’t know my room smelled bad, but I guess a lot of pet dander was there because I sleep with the door shut and my eyes kept swelling up at night… In the living room the air filter makes a big difference, like when someone cooks you only smell half as much odor and it doesn’t smell as stale, but it’s a bigger room, so to be honest the air doesn’t smell all the way clean like my bedroom. We have a third air filter that has a reading of what mold or pet dander levels were in the air, I’m excited to see what it says. We visited our friends at the campground near us, that was really fun, it was great getting out of the house which still makes me itchy, even though it’s getting better. We moved an air filter into my dad’s room, I hope that helps the rest of the house have fewer allergens because they mostly come from there, it’s cool he was okay with it. Spent a long time sparking a flint rock to try to get good at it.
Friday: Last week I was at home, so I cleaned our living room, I think we all liked the difference in the room this time, a lot of time no one cares or notices. This week going out again, going to cover some algebra. I loved all the kids doing math and science, we just cover simple things with the younger ones, counting what they can, multiplying, then order of operations, plotting, and algebra with the older ones. Everyone was pretty interested in the elements of the periodic table, we just covered Hydrogen and Helium, but there was a lot of interest from age 2-11. We covered the first two math decathalon topics, Fibonacci addition and multiplying by 5s.
The week I’m mentally preparing for my husband to move, I think it will be good because he wasn’t happy. I don’t know what to expect from the future.
Something new this week: Went to the skate park for the first time (onto the ramps), it was really fun.
Something good this week: We got three air filters installed in the house, it may not be enough, but at least it helps. I think it only helped 50% of my eye pain/face itching, but that is something, my lungs don’t hurt anymore, they start hurting from the inside out when the house is too dirty.