“Passion rules reason, for better or for worse.“ – Terry Goodkind 🕊️
GOALS THIS WEEK: Get better from being sick, then clean up.
Last Week: Went camping.
This Week: Surprised that we unloaded, dried the stuff, washed it and have it put away so fast, not completely but mostly.
Mental Health: I was lucky it was camping week I feel much better now.
Physical Health: Totally sick.
Social Health: Doing okay, having fun with my friends still.
“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 was so regretful to be a parent. But this week after camping I feel great, being around friends and kids, having such a good time making them light sabers, and doing foam archery it was really fun and I think most of the kids had a great time. It was nice to see the girls practicing archery, the boys too, but something about seeing four little girls doing archery made me feel like it’s all worth it in our scout group because they are not just selling cookies. Two of the boys caught chameleons and I went tree climbing with one boy. I had a good time and I think the kids had a good time.
Sunday: Last week I was making the camping flyers. This week camping was done, I had dropped off the last camper and the last stuff got unloaded pretty fast, then I hit some sun to be able dry hurricane Derby off our camping stuff, which was nice. I am still sick, my husband helped with the kids a lot racing rc monster trucks, this week feels idyllic compared to last week. Some moms had a mom fight after camping, which was unfortunate, but I think that overall the kids had fun and that makes me happy.
Monday: Last week a normal school day and I ran math assessments on the kids. Hopefully back to music and school today. After coming back from camping I was really touched by watching the kids have fun with the light saber crafts, I didn’t expect the art aspect to be such a big hit, because the kids got to choose their value, choose their color and choose their decoration, that put them in a very receptive mood to enjoy playing I think, I’m not sure. Some of the kids didn’t want to participate, but most enjoyed it. We also had a problem, so I’m trying to appreciate the good and troubleshoot the bad.
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 there was a hurricane I was tired out from being sick, it was the first time we didn’t go to the beach. This week I did go to the beach, I had a good time, set up two pop ups instead of one, hosted the microscope and water and oil as my friends ran the donations/give aways that there have been a lot of lately.
Thursday: Last week we went camping, the kids seemed to love the light sabers, it was an extra element of freedom and as far as I know no one got hurt so that was good. This week I have been really sick, so I kind of cleaned up, then I stopped and rested, then I went to the beach then I stopped and rested, eating a lot of pathetic processed food meals and getting by doing laundry with a dirtier and dirtier house.
Friday: Last week went week camping. This week still apologizing for an incident that happened camping, but also moving on in a way with the program itineraries for 20 programs, with updating the website, with working on the summer math program, with starting the new oath, and adding new rules to the scout program, with starting a mom rejuvenation day once a month, with adding a communication retraining three part series. We went to a new museum and did math with two different families including the circumference of a circle and determining the value of pi by hand with a ruler, string and long division. Had some curry, I liked it and watermelon, I liked it and it was on sale.
Camping was both better and worse than I expected, better in how the kids enjoyed it and getting the things done we said we would, worse in the level of respectful communication the adults achieved, so this week a lot of clean up was being done for the past week.
Something new this week: New museum for us, small, but cool, part aquarium, eco, art, and robotics.
Something good this week: I survived a busy period of life and even though I am sick, I am starting to feel more hopeful and confident.
Something unexpected: I had the best watermelon I have ever had that the farmer gave to my sister, it was really pink and crispy and delicious.