Happy Friday y’all! Remember when link up parties were all the rage in blogging? I loved them but now it’s been years since I joined in on one- until today! I know other might be looking for new blogs like I do, so I’m joining up with April, Christina, and Natasha for Five on a Friday. Basically, you write about the top five things on your mind and link up. Check it out if you’re in the market for some new blogs to follow.
Apparently I had the flu. And instead of resting, the second I felt not so terrible, I jumped full speed back into life. Life didn’t take kindly to that and brought back my fever in order to get me to chill out. It’s not been a fun week, but I’ve embraced it, cancelled all my plans, and started in on a new (to me) book.
Luckily it’s (knock on wood!) only hit me. I’ve been trying to keep the girls entertained at home with crafts. We restocked at Hobby Lobby and have had a ball (quite literally- we made bouncy balls) filling our afternoons with projects, like making sun-catchers.
All the charter school lotteries in our area are complete. We were wait listed (somewhere in the 300s-thus why I don’t buy lottery tickets!) for the one we liked. We are now excited to see what homeschooling will look like for us. I have a million jumbled thoughts, a multitude of emotions, and plenty to sort out. I’ll share more as the journey unfolds.
Unrelated picture but goodness this was one of my favorite #whole7 snacks.
I feel like I’m going through a big life transition phase right now. I don’t even know how to describe it. Things are definitely changing though. Maybe it’s everyone registering for kindergarten (seriously all our friends are going in a different directions/schools), or the fact that Kaitlyn is now sleeping in a big girl bed (sniffle), but I just feel that this season is changing.
I’m craving to SLOW things down, as life continues to speed up with every passing year. Part of how I’m doing this is disconnecting a bit from technology. I’m realizing for me I need physical separation from my phone to be successful. I’ve been leaving my phone in another room lately so I’m not tempted to react to every vibration and tone. My girls are at ages they notice when I’m on it and am trying to embrace not being as instantly available as I used to be.
Local Charlotte/Lake Norman area friends, have you been to Discovery Place Kids lately? I took Hailey last week and LOVE the update the did to the grocery store area. First of all, the giant microscope and wall of different herbs/spices/seeds is incredible.
And the checkout that really works? SO cool. Hailey and I couldn’t get enough of checking out, then paying. Since we’ve been working on money lately, it really helped bring it all together.
I’m thrilled that spring is on the horizon (March 20th!). Though I’m bracing myself for allergies, I also am giddy at the glimpses we’ve seen of longer days. I’m dreaming of picnics, garden planning (I use that term loosely as it will most likely be cherry tomatoes and snap peas because those pretty much take care of themselves), and outdoor exploring.
I’m craving some connection (flu isolation has me going stir crazy), so please share with me…
What is one thing at the top of your mind right now?
Have you avoided the pesky germs this winter?