This week has been interesting… to say the least. If you follow me on instagram you have seen a glimpse into my week through what I share in photos. It was a good week. It was a busy week. It was a week with a lot of life lessons learned.
I was solo parenting this week, and decided that this would be a great time (silly I know) to follow the 3-Day Refresh program. I wouldn’t be making yummy dinners for my husband… kid friendly dinners it was! Monday morning I started the program… nervous, scared, but was committed to stick to the prescribed plan.
My fitness and exercise over the course of the 3 days were very relaxed and stress-free. I didn’t do anything too challenging. All my fitness was with my boys. We walked, hiked, and explored for our daily movement.
Our longest walk was almost 3 miles as we hiked and explored (very slowly) a trail near our house. We enjoyed spotting critters and wildlife along the trail.
Our Daisy-dog enjoyed the slower pace as she got to join us on our family walks also.
When Thursday morning approached, I was very excited to greet my old friend. Coffee. It had been three days since I last enjoyed his presence in the morning. He was sorely missed (even though I never had caffeine withdrawal headaches).
Thursday morning we also got to enjoy watching and learning all about pulleys and levers as the tow truck man towed Daddy’s car to the mechanic. My husband’s commuter car’s engine blew over the weekend. No fixing that bad boy (or investing $$$$ into it). We are now a one car family. Temporarily. Until we figure something else out.
Thank goodness for homeschooling. I don’t have to drive them to class… our class is in our home. We are slowly starting up our lessons for the year. I have a TK (transitional kindergartener), 1st grader and 3rd grader. Oh boy. This year will be an epic year of juggling and balance.
Speaking of balance… when the boys were on their break and decided to play Legos… I enjoyed a break hanging out outside. I need and crave the sunshine. I enjoyed a few moments of peace and quiet, in the sunshine, reading a book that uplifted my soul.
On Friday, after our chores and lessons, we decided to make the best of our car-less situation. We are blessed to have health and two working feet. We set off to explore our town. We headed to the library, Dollar Store, and lunch at Denny’s. We ended up walking almost 5 miles. They did great.
The youngest, even though he rode in the jogger the majority of the way, was exhausted from all the fresh air, excitement and fun. He decided to tell me (in a non verbal way – think crying, whining, and throwing a fit) that he needed snuggles from Mom. Lessons learned all around from this guy.
Our week was good and busy, like always. It wasn’t always easy or stress free. As with all things in life we were thrown a few curve balls and am choosing to find joy and make lemonade out of the lemons thrown our way.