Thursday, September 9, 2010

If I were a writer...

I'd say I had writers block, but I'm not, so I guess I don't. I'm just a girl (don't say it) who loves to come here and pour her feelings, mind, and heart out on paperless paper. It has been good for me to get it out this way. I do not want to be "that" person who every time you ask how they are, they go into a long spiel about whatever. So, when people ask, I say fine.  Then, I come here and pour it all out.
There has been so much going on around here and we are just trying to adjust to the new schedule. We are also trying to do some much needed work around the house. I say we, really Jamie is doing the work and I am running interference with the kiddos while he works. He is doing a great job with all of these projects and I am trying really hard to be patient with the upheaval in the house. Just ask him, I have not complained one bit...well hardly any...alright maybe a little, but not much.  I promise!
Homeschooling is still going great. We did a couple of end of chapter activities last week. In science, we made and an edible solar system. That was tons of fun. We used rice crispy treats to make the planets and sun, along with mini M&Ms and Twizzlers. Poor Cooper gave himself a stomach ache. We most definitely satisfied our sweet tooth last Thursday. Never have my kiddos has a more nutritious lunch! Then we had a Monk's meal for dinner last Thursday night. We were studying about when the monks first came to Britain and Saint Augustine.  For dinner, we had split pea and ham soup with cheese, bread and pears. The boys helped me make the soup and we ate from wooden bowls. It was fun and quite tasty! Jamie even got to participate in this project. He enjoyed some of our edible solar system as well.
All the while, with everything going on, I constantly wonder where Eli would have fit in to this picture. What other adjustments would we be making if he were here. I can't seem to keep those nagging thoughts at bay. I know there is no point in thinking them, but they are there. I have also been battling some very intense fatigue the last week or so. So much so that it concerns me a bit.
That all being said, it has just been difficult to sit and wrap my mind around putting a blog post together. I love blogging and it has been wonderfully healing for me to have this outlet. I plan to continue blogging as long as I have a story to tell. I have just had a type of writer's block this last week or so that goes along with the insane tiredness I have been feeling. I am not kidding y'all.  It has been kicking my hiney! I will leave you with a couple of pictures of our crazy fun school days and go to bed now.

Much love,


  1. looks like fun!! thinking of you <3

  2. I heard the soup was wonderful! Hope you are having a good school day!!!

  3. It's so hard to keep from imagining how our missing little ones would have fit into our current picture. It's a constant ache. Hope you get some much needed rest soon!

  4. Reading your blog today made me wish so badly I had gotten teaching job this year. I miss teaching and have been looking for WAY too long. It's hard to get a job as an art teacher. Looks like you had fun from the pics.
    I know I will always miss my little ones so I can understand wondering how life would be different had they not been taken away. Thinking of you!

  5. Love the pictures, that does look like fun!
    We are a long ways away from school, but I have been thinking of homeschooling. I don't know if I'm cut out for it though :)

    Hope you get some rest and thinking of you!

  6. thinking of you! your special school projects look so fun!

  7. Ok. Can I just say that I am salivating over the Rice Krispie Treats??????

  8. I'm just now catching up on your blogs! I'm a horrible friend! haha You ARE a writer, you don't need confirmation. You have a much deeper story to tell than most professional writers and that makes your story relevant..."writer" or not.
    I hope you get some rest! I'm having some horrible fatigue lately, too and I know it's brutal!