Every Most Fridays at Simply Convivial, I post a 5-point quick-take about our week. I thought I’d do something similar over here, but with a life and link focus instead of a homeschooling focus.
1. Formative Fundamentals
The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness. – Michal de Montaigne
This wise cheerfulness is not a bury-your-head-in-the-sand variety, but one that comes because our eyes are fixed ahead and our hopes are pinned on our ultimate goal. With that perspective, we become able to cheerfully bear however God takes us to that destination He has in store for us: His glory, Heaven.
2. Feasible Feat
As you approach a new school year, whether your kids are going to be heading out the door on time with a packed lunch every day (no small feat!) or whether you’re homeschooling and having to show up with your A game every morning, keeping a brain dump notebook at hand can do much to quell the rising panic feeling that comes when all the details of all the things start beating down.
Keep a notebook or scrap paper close at hand, and write down all the details, information, and ideas that come your way. You’ll feel less like you’re drowning if you keep it all written down on paper than if you try to keep it in your head, even if you don’t turn it into a perfectly organized system.
3. Family FoodI had cooked up extra ground beef one night, and I was going to make burritos with it, but then we ended up using a freezer meal one night which was tortilla-based and using tortillas to eat with the crockpot roast the next day, so I didn't want to do a third tortilla meal in a row.
4. Fun Feed
5. Favorite Finds
Okay. I have some strategies for you to cope with morning sickness, and some tips. With my admittedly scant experience and surveys of truly morning sick friends, this post will help. The main issue is how to feel a little better; but also, how to feed everyone when you feel lousy. The solution to this two-horned problem: Plain Cooking.
It can be tempting to blame failure on a lack of willpower or a scarcity of talent, and to attribute success to hard work, effort, and grit.
I am a failure. No, I'm not attempting to be melodramatic, just brutally honest. Here we are, having almost survived another school year, and instead of looking back at how far we've come, how much we've grown, and how successful we've been, the past month has provided my husband and me ample opportunities to see the ways in which we've failed.