Thursday, April 28, 2016

{ Phone calls and some homemaking }

April 28, 2016

That's how most of my Wednesday went, well, with some cooking and homeschooling thrown in.

I know it's kinda silly to be posting on Thursday about my Wednesday, but I didn't get a chance yesterday so here I am, sitting in bed, watching General Hospital on the DVR and typing this up.

April 28, 2016

I have this ritual that I follow, every morning, once I'm up and dressed, I saunter on into the kitchen and proceed to empty the dishwasher and reload it.  But there are days where either the washer is full or I have some dishes that I prefer to do by hand.

The thing with dish washing by hand is that I get to just sit, with the window open, look outside, feel the breeze, listen to the birds and get my thoughts figured out.

April 28, 2016

I've been growing herbs, and some I decided to grow in these big mason jars.  I just love the way they look and I can hardly wait for them to be all grown and ready to use.  I think having herbs right there, ready to throw into your food, is something that makes cooking for me even more enjoyable.

April 28, 2016

As I've done a bit of spring cleaning, I've also found myself shifting certain things around.  This window in the green living room is so big, and I never quite know what to put there, for now I've placed two of the extra dining chairs I have and a little table.  It will do, I just want to find some pillows to place on the chairs.

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

In between the cleaning and moving things around, I had a bunch of phone calls that I had to make.

April 28, 2016

My girl is now set up to start Behavioral Therapy next week.  I don't quite know how to feel about this, other than relieved that she is going to get the help that she needs but still in a bit of disbelief that we're dealing with this.

I will do a post at a later date about dealing with teenage anxiety and depression.

April 28, 2016

One thing I can tell you for certain, is that the parakeets we got her for her birthday, have helped tremendously with how she's feeling.

I had no idea that they would help her so much, but I'm thrilled that they do.  She's named them Talone and Ezreal, which are names of two characters from a game she plays online.  It's so sweet seeing how much she loves them and how happy they make her.

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

But then, animals do have a way of making you feel better when you're not quite yourself.  
April 28, 2016

I grew up with birds in my house, we always had a few.....cockatiels, lovebirds, canaries etc.  I hadn't realized how much I missed having them around until I brought these two home and hear them chirping every day.

Now I have to have one myself, I just do.  They bring so much joy.  :)

Well friends, I am starting to feel super tired.  I think it's because of all the mowing we've been doing.  Remember I said we have 3 acres?  Well last year we bought a riding mower on Craigslist, and it literally worked for us 1 time before giving out.  We don't know what's wrong with it, my husband can't seem to figure it out, so we're kind of stuck using push mowers around.

Between me, my niece and my brother, we've managed to do most of the property, all that is left is right behind the house and it's gotten so tall back there.  That's the thing about living here in Texas, with all the rain we get the grass just grows and grows and grows.

But yeah, been mowing for 3 days, and after today I am so sore not only in my back but my sciatica too.  I'm going to take some Motrin and try to get an early night in.

Hope you're all enjoying your Thursday evening.



Conny Hutchinson said...

I will be following along w/ Jasmine's journey and cheering her on - as my 15 y/o is going to be starting therapy this summer (probably not til June) for some anxiety issues and such. I too never dreamed we'd deal w/this - but here we are. Anything to help my girl feel better about her wonderful self and the world around her!! GOD BLESS!!

Erika Sung said...

Prayers for your daughter.

Amber said...

Awww. It's so hard to see our children struggling or hurting. I pray that the therapy will be helpful for her. And you are so right about animals being therapeutic! That's why we have so many of them, I think! I think your herbs in the mason jars look so pretty. What a clever idea! Have a most blessed weekend, Sandra!

Kristina said...

I know what you mean about mowing. We have 6 acres and two pasture goats to eat some of it down. We need more goats, ha ha! The herbs look great. I was just out weeding my own herb garden today. I have lots of new ones to plant this year too.

Carrie B. said...

Continued prayers for Jasmine and hope she will heal and get better soon!

Love the new parakeets. So adorable!! Love your herb jars too. So fun to catch up with you a bit.

Blessings Friend. xoxo