This post actually started out as a different post but it got so long that I broke it down and decided to share this part of it with you today!
Things have been SO CRAZY BUSY here lately… I can’t tell you about everything we’ve been up to but I will let you know about a few things we have been doing down below. We are so excited about EVERYTHING that is going on and we just can’t wait to SPILL THE BEANS with EVERYONE!
For now, though I’ll tell you about some of our latest adventures here in our little cabin.
A trip to the movies
We took them ALL to see the new Lion King and it was so GOOD! My oldest son was a HUGE Lion King fan when he was little… and I believe he may still be very partial to the original but my younger kids only knew about the new Disney version of the series.
Here’s a trailer for it if you haven’t seen it yet:
Continue reading “Life Update: Dentist Appointments, Bread Store, and New Glasses”
We’ve all heard the expression ‘It is better to give than to receive’ but what about when we are the receiver and not the giver?
I was once told, by an old preacher, that I should always accept things that are given to me. He told me that if I refused these kinds of gifts I may be robbing the giver out of a blessing.
Whoa! I had never looked at like that but now I do and I try to be as thankful as I can for everything even critical remarks and comments. I definitely don’t want to be considered a thief…
via Don’t Rob Others of Their Blessings!
Oh my goodness, what a day I’ve had and it isn’t even been lunchtime yet. I actually went to bed early last night as I was just so exhausted. Mr. Awesome had a meeting and wouldn’t be home until late so I made the most of the evening.
The kids helped me make Chili Dog Casserole for dinner. We made it a little bit different as we just put the hotdogs into hotdog buns, instead of tortillas, and then spread the chili sauce on top and sprinkled with cheese before baking.
Mr. Awesome is not crazy about the tortilla version so we decided to give it a try this way and it was a WINNER! Continue reading “Oh, What a day! Freezer meals, Pinterest Suspension, and No Toilet Paper”
I know as a busy Momma there are many days when I am exhausted and running on fumes, thinking all I needed was a nap. However, I recently found this quiz and was surprised at the results.
As it turns out there are 7 different kinds of rest that we need as individuals and our needs change frequently:
Physical: The chance to use the body in restorative ways to decrease muscle tension, reduce headaches, and promote higher quality sleep.
Mental: The ability to quiet cerebral chatter and focus on things that matter.
Spiritual: The capacity to experience God in all things and recline in the knowledge of the Holy.
Emotional: The freedom to authentically express feelings and eliminate people-pleasing behaviors.
Social: The wisdom to recognize relationships which revive from ones that exhaust and how to limit exposure to toxic people.
Sensory: The opportunity to downgrade the endless onslaught of sensory input received from electronics, fragrances, and background noise.
Creative: The experience of allowing beauty to inspire awe and liberate wonder.
I know I am tired and I know I’ve been a bit moody lately but my results shocked me at just how tired I am.
[Below are your personal rest deficit assessment results. Use these results to help you see which types of rest you already excel at and which ones you need to focus on improving.
How To Interpret Your Results:
Based on your input, the type of rest with the highest score is the one you should focus on. It is the primary type of rest you are missing in your life.
If you score 0-15: You are getting adequate rest in this area
If you score 16-25: You are experiencing rest in this area but would thrive with more.
If you score 26-35: You are feeling the effects of your lack of rest and need a change.
If you score >35: Your life is negatively affected by your lack of rest in this area.
Physical Rest Score: 30
Mental Rest Score: 23
Emotional Rest Score: 18
Spiritual Rest Score: 10
Social Rest Score: 15
Sensory Rest Score: 16
Creative Rest Score: 23]
It seems that the only areas where I am getting enough rest in are my spiritual and sensory so I guess maybe the few minutes of ‘quiet time’ I get in the mornings are paying.
My highest need seems to be for physical rest which was really a no-brainer because I know I don’t get to rest as much as I should.
At least now I know what areas to work on so that maybe I can feel a lot better in the upcoming days… being a Momma truly is hard work!
What areas are you lacking in? Take the quiz and let me know in the comments!
Did you know?
Mommas, I know how things can get when you let the kids help out in the kitchen. They get underfoot and you have to repeat things over and over again and again. In fact, many times things seem to go faster when you don’t let them help but trust me, you want them to help just as much as they want to help. In the long run, it will be beneficial to everyone if you can get them in the kitchen as soon as possible! Continue reading “Getting Kids To Help In The Kitchen”
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Do you ever feel like you have a dark cloud over you that you just can’t shake? Well, it’s been that way for a bit here. We’ve had more downs than ups but I know that it won’t last forever.
A few months back I mentioned that we had tried to get a house and it just didn’t work out. We haven’t given up but things have been quite a bit tougher than we ever imagined during this process and honestly, I’m about to lose my ever-lovin’ mind with paperwork on top of paperwork. (I’ve been hinting about a big surprise and was hoping to have some major housing updates by now but so far NADA.)
This quaint little cabin has some major issues and we have been working on them a little at a time but sometimes I just wanna throw my hands up in the air and quit. Seriously, it’s hard living in 600 square feet with 7 people and a doggie. I do love this little cabin and its location but in all honesty, it’s not been an easy transition for me. Continue reading “When the rainy days just don’t seem to end”
You guys have been read about how much I love our online Cozi Calendar. It helps to keep this crazy Momma from losing her everloving mind! (Well, for the most part, it does.) I love that I can access it from anywhere and I can add users to it so EVERYONE can access it for doctor’s appointments, outings, and Mr. Awesome’s favorite thing – dinner plans. Continue reading “Cozi Family Organizer + 2019 Back to School Planner!”
I know it’s the middle of summer but I just found this great program that I had to share! I’m always looking for ways to cut back on the craziness around here and I am a big supporter of meal planning. (I do apologize for dropping the ball lately on getting those posted but I promise you I have a very good reason which I’ll share soon!) The one thing I need to incorporate more into my meal planning is freezer cooking. Continue reading “100 Days of Summer Freezer Meals – the series!”