Monday, March 31, 2008

Time off!

I am taking the week off.
It is the school kids spring break and I am gonna give my kids the week off too.
I have been feeling so burnt out and like I am floundering without direction. Especially when it comes to my kids' education. I need to regroup.
There are so many things here that require my attention and I feel like none of them are getting what they deserve. It is overwhelming and oppressive to my spirit.

This week I am going to go over a number of schooling options and plan out the rest of their year and get a good grip on next year. I am going to order the things I need for school that I keep putting off buying. I am going to catch up on marking.

In my home, I am going to wash my windows so that I can have a clear view of the world. I think that is the number one chore I can do to give me a better outlook and a clear vision. I also want to get a good start on spring cleaning and to continue purging.

For my children, I want to spend a week without nagging. I want them to go outside and have the sunlight warm their lovely faces. I want to have fun with them. I will take each of them for a little one on one time with mommy and hopefully get in a fieldtrip or two.

I am firstly going to continue to pray on these things and get back in the habit of devotional time, time to refresh the spirit and gird myself for the day ahead.
Maybe I will even spend some time doing things I love, like scrapbooking, writing and reading. Maybe.
Happy Monday!

20 comments:

  1. My kids are on spring break this week too. Enjoy your week off, and I hope you accomplish everything you have planned.

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  2. oh, enjoy every second. spring break is good for everyone. may there be long walks, trashy books, play doh, and chutes and ladders.

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  3. Wow...that is a busy week off! Enjoy it! :)

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  4. Wow...that is a busy week off! Enjoy it! :)

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  5. I know exactly where you're at! I took two weeks off and they are done boo hoo:( I read books, had people over, cleaned my house and tried to get some perspective on the homeschooling. I feel like I'd like a couple more!

    Bless you as you do this.
    Love you!

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  6. Sounds like a lovely plan! I hope you enjoy the week as much as I think you will. I'm sure your kids will have a great time, too.

    Hugs to you - Heidi

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  7. enjoy the "off" time...moms are never off are we? just read back a few posts, glad you're feeling bette about the new baby, glad your kids put family first, glad everyone is doing well...

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  8. Everyone needs a break now and then- good for you! I love it when I can give my kids a little time to truly run free and be kids without any thoughts of schoolwork. That's what childhood should be- at least every once in awhile!

    Yes, a week without nagging... that would be lovely.

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  9. It sounds like you have such wonderful plans for your Spring Break week - I hope it goes well and is wonderful for you and your kids.

    Thanks for coming by - I have missed blogging and missed you. Take care - Kellan

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  10. Have a wonderful week off...enjoy yourself.

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  11. A week off??? That sure sounds like one busy week--but I so understand. Back to what is important! Good for you. I hope you get a lot done and I hope you truly enjoy it. You deserve it! Your little ones will love it!

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  12. Have an amazing week, sweetie. I'll miss you :)

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  13. I think Spring break is a great idea. Hope you guys have lots of fun!

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  14. You have wonderful plans and I wish your week off is fruitful and enjoyable.

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  15. Spring Break...just the words are filled with promise. But don't give yourself so much to do that you feel oeverwhelmed by the break activities.
    Take a hot bath or two and sit outside with those kids in that warm sunshine and Just Be. Don't do...
    Happy Spring....

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  16. Enjoy your break! Fabulous idea.

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  17. Can your kids go outside and feel sunlight on their faces? Mine can't. And this has a lot to do with my outlook, Kristen. It has been raining for three days and although the forecast said we might have a little sunshine on Thursday, other than that it will be gray, stormy, and in the 40s all week. I admire your determination to clean your windows. What a great idea. For me, cleaning my windows would mean seeing the dreariness more clearly. I'm so sorry for being so down. It's spring break for the school kids here too. Can you imagine going somewhere warm and sunny? My husband is in Las Vegas for 7 days...he left Saturday and gets back Saturday. The weather there is warm and sunny. It's hard, as you know, to be in the house day after day with kids, and no one can even go outside. I hope that you have sunny weather and get a lot on your list accomplished! I hope it is refreshing for you, and for all of the family, friend!

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  18. Have a wonderful week off!

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  19. gosh...if you run out of things to do, hop in the car & head to Dallas. I have plenty of windows that need washing!

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