Sunday, March 5, 2017
How on earth does one child accumulate so much laundry? She is 15 and plays soccer. I know there are a lot of clothes that go along with that but goodness. I do have to give her credit this time because I didn't wash anything that hadn't been worn. I usually end up washing clothes over and over without her having worn it. I started doing it this morning around 9:00 am. It is now 8:40 pm. The last load of clothes is in the dryer right now. I've done at least 11 loads of laundry today. Ugh! I have a stackable washer and dryer so the loads have to be smaller than those I would put in my old super capacity washer and dryer. I am thankful that this apartment has a washer and dryer though.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
I haven't had cable tv for over a year. You know, I really don't miss it all that much. Of course there are a couple of shows that I would love to watch, but I don't need to. I actually prefer antenna tv. Even though it's mostly older shows that come on, I feel more comfortable watching tv with my daughter. Television nowadays has so many inappropriate things that kids and teenagers should not be exposed to.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Wow, what a week! The week started with a lovely sinus infection. I knew it was inevitable with Mother Nature not being able to make up her mind as well as things starting to bloom. Sitting in the cool air and wind Monday evening watching my daughter play soccer definitely didn't help. Then on Tuesday, I had no voice, literally. Since I haven't really had a voice this week, I tried something new in class. I took them to the computer lab, had them watch a video lesson, and complete an assignment. They loved it and have asked to do it more! Although I didn't feel comfortable with relying on videos to teach, it was nice to have that as an option since I couldn't speak. You don't realize how much energy is needed in order to make your voice heard. Now, I sit in the living room in silence, exhausted...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
As I opened the blinds this morning so my daughter's spoiled cat could sit on the dining room stool and look out while we're gone, I saw something I hadn't seen in awhile. I look forward to spring every year even though it's tornado season. I will miss out on my garden because I'm now living in an apartment. There is just something about growing things from tiny seeds and watching them become something beautiful. I understand why my mom and grandpa would get so excited. My porch will definitely be covered in a few flower pots though.
I thank God for giving me the strength to go on and for giving such a beautiful reminder of how wonderful the world is.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
As I enter into my new adventure of this challenge, I am sitting at my daughter's soccer practice. My favorite job is being her mom. My side job is being a 7th grade English teacher. I am also a newly single mom trying to figure this new life out. So far it has been a roller coaster which I know is normal. It's amazing how much you lose yourself and who you are after 23 years. I know that person is still in here just screaming to get out. I'm hoping that this challenge will bring me further out of my comfort zone and assist me in becoming the stronger, more confident person I once was. I don't know if I'm going to be good at this, but here goes nothing.