March 4, 2017 by Courtney
Typically I spend Saturdays preparing for the week ahead, but I’ve decided to spend today just taking care of myself and my family.
I slept till about 9:30 this morning. It was wonderful. Then I had breakfast and coffee.
I woke up feeling so much better today after a rough several days. I was feeling almost suicidal yesterday I was feeling so bad. It’s so easy to allow thoughts to get me depressed. I need to work on that!
Robert and I got the kids up and moving to get their chores done (clean the house). They dusted, swept, vacuumed, cleaned bathrooms, cleaned their rooms, folded and put away their laundry, did the dishes (unloaded and loaded dishwasher), and cleaned the living areas. They got to earn some of the things from the treasure box that they’ve been wanting.
There’s all sorts of fun stuff in this box. Candy, Jeep cars (for Ethan), Star Wars hot wheels (for Levi), emojis, Shopkins (for Karis… she hasn’t outgrown these yet), and some other treats. They get the big stuff after they get 15 stickers. Candy is 5 stickers. They’re learning to save up for what they really want. Levi wasn’t willing to save up so he used his 5 stickers for candy. I was going to be paying them money, but they prefer the treasure box!
We had an easy lunch, and now I’m just having coffee, listening to Bethel Music, next to my “peaceful waters” candle.
I have been chatting with a few friends. I have been missing homeschooling SO much and I got a few ideas from friends about how to incorporate some things into our schedule to make learning fun for the kids and to kind of get some of my homeschooling fix. We will have “Sunday Science Night.” I will make a point to make sure we do our read alouds and devotional readings at night. I just got a new devotional: Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family.
Karis and I are starting a new mommy/daughter devotional: Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms and Daughters.
I also have plans for summer.
This afternoon I’m making dinner for a sweet family here that had a baby recently. Can’t wait to get some baby snuggles! Whole roasted chicken and roasted veggies (with salad). I like cooking for others. I think the fam and I will have sausage and cabbage in the instant pot.
Tomorrow is church!
What are you doing for self care this weekend?