by, 06-14-2012 at 08:50 PM (248 Views)
After yesterday's insightful one line post...
I've decided to focus my blog currently on self improvement. Things that I am trying to do to be a better person, wife, and mother. As I come up with goals I will set them, but tonight I'm just blogging in general about good stuff going on.
I actually got Owen to do 2 worksheets today, one for handwriting (uppercase A) and one for math. He knew all the answers, but it was a good handwriting exercised and I could tell he doesn't have the basic math memorized, he still had to count on his fingers for some of them. I have no idea how people homeschool - my hat goes off to them, because I have a hard enough time getting him to do 2 worksheets.
I am blessed with awesome neighbors. Earlier this week our next door neighbor mowed the backyard for us, and today I was out for a walk and chatting with a neighbor down the street and she actually stopped by with a casserole for dinner so I didn't have to cook. I really hope to be able to pay it forward someday.
I've actually made a bit of progress on building my social network this month. I've made a lunch date with a friend. I also asked 2 people for playdates next week, and didn't give up when I got no answer from the first person, just went on to ask someone else. Yesterday I went for a walk and ended up talking to 2 people in the neighborhood, and today I stopped and chatted with another person on my walk around the block. I find I get a huge boost from just making a positive social connection every day. It even helps me to initiate more social interactions.
I stopped by work today, and apparently I am missed. That also made me feel pretty good.
I've been trying to get better this week about taking care of myself, but it's hard with 2 kids and all the physical stuff I have going on - still have the last 10 pounds from Oliver, scraped knee, c-section scar still oozing a bit. But I did manage to actually get jeans on today and picked matching shoes, as well as I brushed my hair and put on minimal makeup. Tonight I had a mini spa night using up some of the skin care samples I have to try and help with the attitude.