Saturday 23 January 2021

Surviving Home Schooling and Feeling Thankful #R2BC

Time to sit down and bash out my little dose of positivity. It's been a good couple of weeks, and I've managed to get out a couple of times - nowhere particularly exciting of course but it still counts and it's good for my soul.

I've been feeling really thankful this last week and that is amazing as it is like a drug to me, soothing me, reminding me that things will be OK, and we can all get through this. 

Here is a list of just some of my reasons to be thankful -

  • The girls are getting on with their homeschooling (in the main!) and the most frequent thing I have to do is jivvy them along and threaten consequences if they don't knuckle down and get on with the work.
  • You can tell the school/ teachers are now more confident with teaching remotely as most of their resources are in Google classroom and thus easy to access and the girls are having a few live lessons every day too.
  • My JJ is a treasure, he just gets on with his college work and is really self-motivated. He's such a good lad and is happy to help the girls too if they need it. That sure helps me as I have no idea bout most GCSE maths or science. 
  • Miss E is constantly on Facetime with a girl from school and they seem to be establishing a really lovely and deep friendship during this lockdown. I pray it continues when they return to school. 
  • We had to take the cat to the vets for a check-up as he was bitten last month and he is healing well, this meant Miss E and I got out and we could get a cheeky McDonalds drive-through.
  • We've found out some stuff that has been going on for one of our twins and it is difficult stuff (I won't go into it) but I am so pleased to now know and to be able to offer her support. We've talked more and spent more time together this week, which is very good.

  • Our family (minus JJ as he has college) went to Bodiam Castle last week. It is very close to us and nice to enjoy a take-away hot chocolate and feeding the ducks as we took our local exercise. 
  • The rain has stopped today! Hurrah, it was getting on my nerves.
  • I've been on a couple of zoom prayer meetings last week and also had some prophetic prayer played over me. It's amazing what you can get up to with technology.
  • I helped with community meals at my church last Friday so I got out again for a little bit, which is a good change.
  • I've discovered the joys of Come & Sing with me on Facebook. Each weekday morning a worship leader leads worship for half-hour and anyone can join in and enjoy singing their heart out. I like to listen and sing as I clean up the kitchen and sort the washing most days. 
  • We had a beautiful frosty morning and I enjoyed taking my camera out getting some photos. I've got one of those glass photo balls and I used that for the first time. 
  • Saturday evening TV is back and that makes me so happy. I have game shows, Casualty and a fun quiz/ contest.
  • I've been making some good meals recently and I've taken to getting some really good quality meat from the butchers. More expensive but it does make a difference. 
  • I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and my recovery has been fab and I feel well. I'm hopeful this will have sorted my issues. 
  • I enjoyed a nice walk along Bexhill seafront for some exercise and fresh air. 

I hope you're doing OK and surviving this lockdown. I know I said at the top I'm feeling good but I started this post over a week ago and I was feeling fabulous and by this weekend I have slumped down and it feels hard! Of course, we'll be OK but it is not the life we all envisioned living right now. 

Stay well friends, Mich xx

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