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Friday, September 17, 2010

Gotta Start Somewhere :)

The perfectionist in me hates starting things in the middle -- and the tired wife/mom/woman in me doesn't have the energy to go back to the very beginning of the story just now (and where would that be anyway?  birth of my first child? wedding day? meeting my husband?  my own birth?) so I'm just going to start with a "Daybook" entry.  Star Date:  September 15, 2010 :)

Outside my window... it's dark and rainy.  As usual, I'm up WAY too late (hence, the dark) and I live in the Pacific Northwest (hence, the rainy).

I am thinking... about the lessons I should have prepared more fully for on this fire safety unit we're starting tomorrow.

I am thankful for... our health and safety.  We don't have to fret over where our next meal is coming from, or finding shelter from the rain, or any serious debilitating illness -- it's a pretty cushy life :)

I am wearing... my jammies.

In the learning room... interesting category (I didn't preview this whole daybook entry thing before I started -- just jumped in!)  Right now, our "learning room" (aka homeschool headquarters) is a total disaster area!

I am remembering... how much more peaceful and calm it was to mother Josiah as a baby.  Not only is Malachi a much more intense baby, it's just all around more chaotic with an SPD kindergarten underfoot!

I am going... to sleep soon, I hope :)

I am currently reading... other blogs by SPD moms, and the Little House on the Prarie series of books as I wish for my own little house on the prairie (living in a condo isn't as sensational as I'd like it to be!)

I am hoping... tbat we might be able to start househunting soon!

On my mind... how I'll get through tomorrow, meeting the needs of both my boys, without caffeine!  (I'm nursing and the little one doesn't like caffeine.)

Noticing that... I bounce back and forth between trying to guard my privacy some and wanting to just share it all with whomever is interested to hear.

Pondering these words... "You can't change the wind but you can adjust your sails."  Now if only I knew how to sail :)

From the kitchen... gluten-free dairy-free pizza (topped with sauce, ham, olives, zucchini, mushrooms and red peppers) with gluten-free dairy-free peanut butter cookies for dessert

Around the house... lots of clutter.  I really need to get that under control.  *sigh* someday

One of my favorite things ...  super soft fuzzy blankets. 


  1. I also fantasize about living on little house on the prairie.

    And I also vacillate between between private and personal do I want to be on my blog?

    But I have just read through your entire blog and I got so much encouragement from being able to identify with someone who is going through such similar things.

    Plus, don't forget the personal benefits you receive as the writer.

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Rebecca. That's the one thing that keeps me sharing more and hiding less -- I always appreciate the transparency other writers offer when they share their heart (good, bad and ugly) so that the real emotions I'm experiencing (as the reader) are somehow validated. Blogs that only share the positive seem unrealistic and I tend to lose interest. That said, it's easier to share about the really hard stuff in the past tense, so I'll probably keep sharing the ugly, just put a little time distance between when it's happening and when I blog about it.

  3. Yes - agreed on all points.

    You might find my post about the value of blogging interesting: