I think, I THINK… if I can set aside real alone time once a week, I may not only survive homeschooling, but love it.

It’s funny. I like to go out and I know I like to go out and I always feel better after a trip away from home, but I get in such a rut! I just forget and all I can think about is plugging away at home until I’ve been plugging away for so long on the same tasks over and over and over again that I am SO far past the edge of sanity that I start to get that craaaazy look in my eye. You know it. You’ve seen it in the mirror on one of those days.

Yes, that one. It’s scary…

We ended up having a really good second week! Much less drama and far fewer tears¬† and a lot of fun. However I’m having trouble finding time to shower and brush my teeth, much less do my hair and make up. Feelin’ frumpy and dumpy.

BUT there is a light at the end of the pale and tragic week and it’s feeling pretty with mascara and mousse and jewelry!

Wonderful things about this Saturday are:

  • A shower first thing, finished with make up and doing my hair and minty fresh teeth.
  • Pants that fit AGAIN. (better than new)
  • A blessedly silent drive down to Binghamton.¬† All alone. Not even music.
  • Wonderful meeting with an adorable couple who are looking for wedding pictures.
  • Starbucks.
  • Limited brand jeans from the consignment shop that fit like a dream. They’re so wonderful that it’s almost enough to make me want to keep on the baby weight. Almost… did I mention they were $6?
  • Blowing leaves, gusty skies and subtle hints of yellow on the trees.
  • Awesome soundtrack on the way home. Stevie Wonder and Carole King and Cyndi Lauper.
  • Snuggly baby leading to napping baby.
  • Unexpected time to work on photo editing.
  • LOUD rain storms.
  • Flannel jammer pants.
  • French press coffee and dark chocolate squares.
  • And my hair and make up still look great.

I’m so thankful for the time I had out of the house today. God knew it was something I would need even before I set this meeting up a couple of weeks ago. I’m thankful he cares about my sanity and allowing me time to recharge and feel like me, Theresa, not crazy homeschooling mommy, for a few hours.

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One comment to “On Saturdays I can shower AND brush my teeth!”

  1. Denese

    Yay for you, T <3 So glad you had a good week and a nice little getaway time. xo


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