Thursday, May 1, 2014

Our Life - Week 47

I have to admit, I know I am way behind on my blog and keeping up with the number of posts.  I have been just not feeling my best lately.  I don't know what is wrong, other than typical fibro stuff.  I had some blood work done last week, but haven't heard back yet.  Life is so up in the air right now.  I guess the only reason I went to the doctor was that the exhaustion is getting overwhelming. 

I am experiencing issues with not wanting to do things that I love, such as cooking.  The idea of cooking just exhausts me.  I do try, but I know the family is missing some more expansive meals and not just the quicker stuff that I am doing.  I also realized that I am not taking as many pictures as I used too.  My interests are not changing, it's not like I am thinking about giving these things up.  I just don't understand why my energy levels are low.  I have to find out something, because I know how I feel directly impacts our family life.

I definitely feel overwhelmed daily just trying to try to keep up with all that needs to be done.  And it doesn't help that I am daily reminded of some of the boys limitations.  At almost 14, I remember doing things that the boys cannot do or I cannot trust them to do.  Joey does try to do somethings, like attempt the laundry.  He knows what buttons we told him to push.  But he forgets a steps and we end up rewashing it.  We are working on life skills with Brayden, but he is pretty limited right now in what he will try to do.  I just keep working on him.

We have been doing schoolwork and an unschool type thing also.  I have 3 kiddos working on memorizing their additions facts.  I think we have found something that works for Joey.  He has been struggling for so long.  Who knows why this worksheet based system is working, but it is.  Caty and Lydia are doing it also.  Lydia was already working on memorization of her facts.  But I wanted to make sure she was set before starting her 3rd grade math.

I honestly do not have a ton of pictures from this week.  I also have found that I haven't been taking as many pictures lately.  It's really been a rough few months.  I know the majority of the issue is most likely stress, but it's taking a huge toll on my body.

Joe took the girls to the Wilson Football Factory for a tour.  They all thought it was a great trip.  And the girls are loving trying to throw a football with daddy.

Lydia and I read Felicity Book 1 to go with her Homeschool with Minecraft classes.  She and I made baked pumpkin pudding....yummy!!

Lydia started back horseback after a year long break.  She got back on like she had been taking lessons right along.

Life has been very hectic and crazy.  We have to find a new niche for ourselves really quick with some drastic changes that we will be making.  As we move forward on the new ventures, we are going to keep working together and encouraging the kids to work together and improve on their life skills.  I hope this means less stress for myself, but I know that's only a dream.  

We'll keep posting about our new adventures.  Exciting things in store as I am able to reveal them!!!

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