I've been in a bit of a haze lately. This morning feels different, like the fog has lifted a bit, so I thought I’d take the time to write down some of what we’ve been up to lately. It’s been a busy time, but mostly I’ve just been struggling to keep my depression from swallowing me whole, and that’s a full time job some days. But there are some moments of light.
~ We recently started having once a week ‘Family Meetings’ on Sunday nights. We have some family devotions, which involve talking through scripture, and then share praise points from the past week. Last night, Boy said he was thankful to Wiseguy for calming him down when he’s scared at night. I was all awwww until Wiseguy cracked up laughing and said that Boy is only scared at night because he purposely reads a book about natural disasters before lights out and then gets all freaked out about asteroids and global warming. LOL.
~ Hubby and I actually got to have a real conversation yesterday, almost uninterrupted! One of those where-to-from-here talks, when it’s just the two of us, Jesus, and a cup of good coffee. The kind we usually have to go on holiday to achieve. I think that might be partly why I’m feeling a little better today than I have for a while. Nice to know we’re still on the same page, and still moving forward.
~ Froggie has learned to say “Don’t”. Hubby and I were playfighting – ok, actually he was on the laptop and I started biting him to annoy him – and Hubby started yelling don’t at me. Next thing we know, there’s Froggie, all serious, his hand up, yelling “Don’t!” clear as day. Now he spends half his time telling people off and then laughing at them. (I just offered him a piece of my toast. He threw it on the ground, put his hand up and said “don’t!” with a rather stern look on his face. It’s cute right now, but I bet it’s gonna get old pretty fast.)
~ Sports start this week. I’m half-in-half between looking forward to it and dreading it. The weather has well and truly changed over the weekend. We had thunder and lightning this morning, ugh. So ewww to the thought of standing down at the hockey turf late into the night on Wednesday in the rain, but at the same time, yayyy a new hockey season! I actually love watching my kids play hockey, and this year both Boy and Princess have joined the school teams. It will be the first time for Princess, so I can’t wait to see how she goes. Wiseguy has signed up for boxing as his school sport. He’s pretty excited about it, thankfully it’s during school time so I don’t get to watch.
~ Photo-a-day April was a lot of fun, even though I didn’t do every day (let’s face it, we all knew I wouldn’t do every day, but I actually surprised myself with how often I did remember to do it). Tomorrow is a new month, and a new list. I think I’ll do it again in May, since I enjoyed this month so much. Once again, don’t expect too much, I probably won’t get around to doing it every day of May, because it’s meant to be a fun challenge, not a discipline to stress this busy mum out. Let me know if you’re joining in, so I can check out your photos. J