1.) Goals. I set lots of goals, and I achieve them in the time frame I allow myself approximately 1% of the time. I achieve them at all…. maybe 50% of the time. But, I decided the purpose of setting goals isn’t actually achieving them. The purpose is pointing myself in the right direction and being patiently persistent about orientating myself again and again…. and again.
2.) I had a mini-break down this week. I love my life. I love that I have the privilege of staying home with my kids. But this week it was hard. I don’t know if it was the cold, (I know I live in a desert, but it was unusually cold and gray this week – please don’t ever make me move to Alaska), the fact that the coldness has made it hard to get up and exercise, the fact that AJ learned to throw tantrums, or some other things that have been weighing on my mind, but I was a tad bit emotional. And I have to say… sometimes being a stay-at-home mom can feel both incredibly boring and totally overwhelming. – luckily the sun came out today and I’m in a much better mood. (above pic)
3.)Josh is going skiing for the first time today. I’m a little nervous he’s going to die, or get really really cold (obviously I’m a desert person). But he told me not to worry. He can ride down the hill by our house on two scooters at the same time so he’ll be fine:)
4.)I can absolutely never predict what my kids will like. With all the toys in our house AJ has been carrying around a wooden horse ornament and grabbed purple sparkly cowboy boots at the store and refused to take them off. Max wants to play chess everyday, which is awesome, but I wouldn’t have predicted it…I’m a little bit nervous for Christmas. Gift giving isn’t always my strongest point.
5.) I’ve been reading a lot of dystopian books lately. So far, my favorite take-away: “Survival is insufficient” – which is apparently from Star Trek? In the story, it’s painted on the side of a broken down truck a traveling symphony uses for storage in post-apocalyptic America. I love it.