Things I learned in September…

  1. Homeschooling two kids is not the same thing as being a stay-at-home mom of preschoolers so you can’t have the same commitmtent level or you will crack and start crying during the Science Explorer’s class you teach. Too many committments and productivity does not equal happiness.
  2. Learning to say no to commitments that are good but not the best is an incredible skill that you should cherish. I have yet to learn this and desire it so much. It is hard being a person who doesn’t want to disappoint, but nobody really wants you to do a bad job, so learn to say no. (see learned thing number 1)
  3. I am not good at picking out hair color. It said medium brown! I just wanted it to be my natural color without gray. Vain, I know but I thought it would be fun before my husband and I went to a wedding this weekend. It’s black. I look goth with my very pale skin… don’t get me wrong I have nothing against goth… I’m just not cool enough to pull it off!
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  4. Just because something has been done a zillion times and it’s not really pinworthy doesn’t mean your kids aren’t going to absolutely love it. We put a rose in blue dye… it turned to this in less than four hours… we were all amazed!IMG_5386 IMG_5395
  5. The more time I spend with my kids the more creative I am at getting them to spend time together away from me… two “activities” this week…. make your own lunch… take my camera and surprise me with pictures outside… each yielded me with an hour of free time.
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  6. We have too much stuff.
  7. I love my husband. Alpha marriage is a fun course that gives us a kid free night and a free dinner… We’ve only been once but we’re sold.
  8. I am getting old and parts of me don’t heal as quickly as they use to. I started a new work out plan… it involved these push ups that you then move into a one armed T type move.
    133765_288108461294484_870649159_o My shoulder now aches and hurts and can’t move.. it’s been like this for almost two weeks… remember when we were 20 and aches healed the next day?
  9. It doesn’t matter how many times you read a Bible passage, you really can always find something new… this week I read Ephesians 3:1-13 everyday… it took me until Wednesday to really see and try to figure out 10 was something totally new to me…  Is it our job as the church to make known the joy of salvation through Jesus to the heavenly realm… I have no idea but I’ve been thinking about it for days now.

10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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4 Responses to “Things I learned in September…”

  1. Stacey Thacker September 28, 2013 at 9:03 am # Reply

    My store bought hair color suggestion is light golden brown. I asked my beautician years ago and she told me – and I think we have similar tones — golden brown is my color. It has red it in it, but so not goth. So I go back and forth between light golden brown and natural golden brown and lightest golden brown (summer).

    Love the flower experiment! So pretty!!!

    (dropping in from Emily’s link up!)

    • Kelly September 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm # Reply

      I definitely think I’ll try that next. I usually only dye my hair once maybe twice a year, but this color isn’t growing on me yet, so maybe I’ll do it sooner than later. Do you have a particular brand you like? I really appreciate the advice!

  2. Kelly Grace September 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm # Reply

    1. “or you will crack and start crying during the Science Explorer’s class you are teaching”
    I think you must be my daughter’s lost twin.
    2. Wise Old saying “the good is often the enemy of the best”.
    3. Hair color should be permanently removed from the DIY category.
    4. Your kids’ first experience of something passé—is still your kids’ FIRST. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/vinegarvolcano.html
    5. Children hobble a mother. Old Yiddish Proverb
    Years ago kids were safe playing outside, now you have to keep coming up with seductive distractions to get 5 minutes alone in the bathroom.
    6. Amen
    7. Amen
    8. Getting old ain’t for sissies!
    9. For clarity try reading this verse in King James. May I suggest that part of God’s eternal purpose was to demonstrate to principalities and powers in heavenly places (both angelic and demonic) the many faceted wisdom of God by the creation of the church through the death and resurrection of Christ. Angels rejoiced and demons were astonished that God would go to such lengths to rescue fallen man. In the church God erased the distinction between Jews and Gentiles and made one body of all who respond to Him in faith.
    Our job as the church is to carry on the work Jesus began (Acts 1:1) of sharing the good news and making disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20) (Matt.6:33)
    The word manifold is an interesting word. Here are the references to its use in the Bible.
    http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=manifold&t=KJV#s=s_primary_0_1
    I love discovering young Moms who are making God’s priorities their priorities.

    • Kelly September 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm # Reply

      Oh Kelly – Thank you for all those words, and I love the blue letter Bible resource for a word study, you have just added so much to my quiet time. THank you for taking time to write! I love hearing from the perspective of making it through… you don’t sound hobbled by motherhood but wiser and more in tune after it… it gives me joyous hope!

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