Hey nonny deuxceleste!
Our houseguests just headed out... it was hectic, but I miss them already! I'm having a very "feeling overwhelmed" sort of month though and wonder if there is any insight on that? Has Tracy mentioned stress tsunami in her reports, or is anyone else feeling waaaaaaay underwater? Ideas?
Admittedly, it's been a VERY busy month. Camping, the news about my dad, getting horribly sick, then houseguests, then a friend's bday party tomorrow (at a pool so I'll need to keep tabs on three kiddos around the water), then driving to Albany to get the furniture from the memorial (saturday), then TOR TURNS ONE (sunday
), then a pagan potluck, then starting homeschool/preschool...
And I don't know how to make that work... dd1 will attend her regular waldorf "homeschooler" program wed/thurs (I'm worried about making tuition) but my MIL (former teacher) offered to help out. Which is great! But...when we saw her the other day it turns out that "help out" in her mind is Mon/Tues/Fri all day. She set up a desk and projects and books and crafts and basically turned her spare bedroom into a schoolroom! Which isn't what I want or had in mind. I've asked dh to address this so we'll see. She is really sweet, and I'm AMAZED at the effort she has put into this but... I'm not an unschool advocate, but this is a good step more "formal" than we want! And we have a curric we're using as well as the waldorf program... adding a THIRD curric is kind of over the top!
I'm worried sick about my dad too so that kind of blindsides me when I am thinking about other stuff.
On the up side... Tor is turning one, we made the most amazing rose trellis out of fallen limbs, I've been able to reconnect with friends. I just wish I could calm down and find my balance. I really feel like I'm about to fall off a cliff.
Hmmmm.... maybe a good solid salt scrub in the shower tonight and some sort of cleansing ritual? Just open the windows, burn the incense, splash the water, and ring the bells? Make a joyful noise sort of thing?