Just like the great runners and horse racers out there, the homeschool moms are in their final stretch for the season. I don't know about you, but I feel... exhausted. My dear husband asked me, are you depressed? To which I thought: maybe I am. Then again, let me take a nap and then I'll answer. O.K. I don't feel like jumping the cliff, unless it is a small cliff that opens up into a luscious valley of verdant things with a swimming area at the bottom.
No, I think I just need a change of pace. Less activities. more fresh air. the basics.
So, this is what has helped me (today at least!)
Took a big nap after lunch, which is after chapel.
Made a big spinach smoothie and ate it.
Went for a nice walk around the block with my sweet husband.
Took a bath and got in my jammies.
Planned the menu for the week and made a list of what needs to be done--tomorrow.
and guess what? I'm not even going to worry about it until then!
Monday: chicken lasagna and fumi salad (leftover from last week)
Tuesday: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice
Wednesday: black beans and rice
Friday: chicken pot pie
For more menus: organizing junkie MPM
for more make your home sing: moms the word
Also, for those who read my post on: the challenge of going green,
I have gotten a lot accomplished on that front in just one day.
1) I was able to sign up on freecycle. It is a service that has chapters in different places. I hooked up to the Rockford freecycle, and I love it. I listed about 6 items to give away, and I've already had one thing picked up, and the others are heading out the door soon! Yeah! Freecycle is where you give away or get free things. Obviously, I am not an expert on this, since I have a total of 2.5 days experience at the time of this writing.
2) I was able to find my local recycling drop off center. For those of you who are in Rockford, there is the Keep Illinois Beautiful campaign. It is in Love's Park and open for drop off from 9-12 on Saturdays only. I haven't called to confirm the details, but it seems like they will take almost anything that can be recycled.
3) I was able to call JULIE, that service that tells you where you can dig for a garden or any type of digging. Actually, I didn't call, I emailed. For those in Illinois, we are supposed to call before we dig.
Enjoy your Monday!