Sunday, March 8, 2015
SOL15: A Sunday Brain Dump.
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Leigh Anne wrote a list of leftover wonderings on her blog this morning.
I've been spinning my wheels a bit, trying to decide what to write. Even all my calendars aren't helping. :)
So...I'm clearing out my brain. Thanks for the inspiration Leigh Anne! Here we go:
1. We are home from church with the stomach flu this morning. My 6 year old is so intuitive about this after his food allergy journey. When he says that he doesn't feel well, you should listen because he's usually right. The early morning was rough. But my 10:30, we are on the mend-ish? Kids are weird when it comes to the flu. I can't imagine bouncing back that quickly after what I helped with this morning. It did result in a morning of snuggles and breakfast in Mom and Dad's bedroom.
2. Last night I finished Little Bee. Have you read this book? I had to read a cookbook last night after finishing it, just to have a let down if you will. It really rattled me. I can't even really review it, just go check it out if you are intrigued. I have a stack from my trip to the library yesterday. I'll be tackling that today, while we hang out in the living room.
3. I had a great conversation about staying fresh and current in the classroom yesterday. It has me inspired to overhaul my classroom for next year. Like all of us, I think with new ideas from the state, interventions, etc. I need to balance being compliant and helpful as a staff member with what I know is right for kids. It left me feeling excited about next year. Time clean out, rearrange, restructure. (For next year.)
4. We have a 23 year old living with us right now. I will say this publicly to anyone who has helped me along in my life journey, "Thank you." I forgot how much I didn't know at this age. The first week was hard, but we are settling in. I'm so introverted, I under estimated how hard this would be on my groove. My husband helped me so much when he said, "It's like we have another son to help raise." Indeed. Bless you all Mamas of teenage boys and boys who are in their 20s. First of all, the food. Secondly, they are grown ups, but not. However, my sons are loving every moment with him. We know that hospitality doesn't mean cookies and tea at 4 all the time, we are blessed to have the resources to serve a family that we love at this time. In the end, it's going to be awesome.
5. Spring is coming to Iowa. Friends on the East Coast, I will wish you 50s and Sunny until you get it for a week straight.
6. Time to read a few blogs and dive into my book stack. Have a Joyful Sunday!
What's on your mind this Sunday?