Sunday, May 3, 2009

A new week begins

and we happily say good bye to the old one...(this is how Princess greets our neighbor when he arrives home almost every day, right before she runs over to hug him)
It was busy and stressful. Afternoons at Great Grandma's helping my
Aunt clean out her belongings. 60 plus years of STUFF. I am exhausted.
There was a lot of running around...

and some "jumping through hoops" to satisfy the demands of others..

we tried desperately to carve out some quiet time, baking some "May Day" cookies..

some coloring... Saturday found us at a luncheon to celebrate our cousin's
First Holy Communion

However between being a bit strung out on Benadryl (oi! this pollen!)
and not having any children to play with all week while waiting for me
to finish up..etc etc..Princess was NOT on her best behavior.
No tantrums, but running around the room like a giggling banshee
instead of sitting quietly like the 14 year old young lady she'll be one day. ;-)
I'm sure the people there without children were shocked and dismayed,
the parents were glad they had found each other to happily run around with
and let us drink a cup of coffee in relative peace and quiet. She got happily back in the car
to drive home and we changed and headed back over to Great Grandma's to visit quickly
before they went out, and then she took a drive with Farmer Dad to pick up a free lawnmower for the Community Garden (his, not mine), and dinner. I had a good half hour to unwind ALONE.
Because although we love each other and enjoy our time together..
sometimes, we all need to find a place to be alone..

may you all find some peace today.


sarah said...

Sounds like your usual busy time. I don't know how you do it! :-)

Tara said...

Amen to that..... a bit of alone time to replenish the well from which we draw so much!

I'm really glad Owen and I only have four more weeks of homeschooling left. I think we both need a break, and not following a schedule will allow us to part company a bit more and do our own thing.

Hang in there :0)

reprehriestless warillever said...

Children running around at a party?


I'm glad that y'all were able to slip in some fun in the midst of busy-ness.

Hopefully I'll get some of that peace while mr warillever reads to the agents...

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That was a very busy weekend. Sounds like it was a little bit stressful, and it doesn't help to have a gloomy start to the week, however, out gardens are being watered for free. Princess seemed to be doing what most little girls would do in her shoes.
♥, Susan

Cher Mere said...

I am sorry you had such a rough week. I hope the alone time really helped. I hope you get more chance to recover this week. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

I hope this week is better. Glad to hear that P wasn't a total mess. ;) Wishing you peace as well.

Jenny said...

What a week you had- I don't know if I'd have had the energy to post about it! I hope you're getting some much needed peace by now. I could certainly use some myself!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the May Day cookies!

Lynn said...

Oh, Kate, I can so relate! My oh my, the weeks fly by here and all my aspirations seem dashed on the rocks some weeks because I'm busy doing what I *need* to do versus what I *want* to do. Still, I want my children to see me being grown-up and helpful and joyful, so I press on.

I love your pictures. And if it makes you feel better, I don't always act like the 14-year-old I should be like some day. ~:D


zilla said...

Slide over, Pumpkin. Zilla could stand to take cover, too. ;-)

Subscribe Now: poweredby

My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

Plato said...

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent .