Saturday, January 9, 2010


We really got our New Year off to a bang; as soon as we arrived in Georgia, all the family members piled into the house for a visit. My nephew left us with a little present- a 24 hour stomach bug that plowed through the entire family after they went back to their respective states. We spent the first few days recovering from that, then a few more days doing the laundry and cleaning that accompanied it.

Sometime around Thursday of this week, I began to experience an unknown feeling: I felt relaxed. For the first time in 8 months, I didn't have to frantically clean or pack up or move a house, I just had time to enjoy my family. I still have plenty of unpacking and settling in to do, but there's no longer any deadlines.

I've decided to homeschool the kids for this temporary season, and since my husband is mostly working from home, that means that the five of us are in the house, together, twenty-four hours a day. It's quite a change of pace for us. A much slower pace, for sure, and definitely not a permanent one, so I'm trying to savor as much of it as possible while maintaining my sanity.

So while I have plenty of time (for now) to spend writing a blog, I'm afraid I don't have anything really interesting to put in it. I hope to maybe start working on my photography skillz again, but other than that, there's not much happening. Just lots of family time. I'm okay with that.


  1. i would think that homeschooling and lots of family time will provide some pretty good blog fodder.

    relaxed? sounds lovley. glad you're getting some much needed downtime

  2. I'm so glad you are relaxed! That is wonderful news.


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