Genius: Meredith goes through phases where she has these daily screaming meltdowns, and we were in one this week. I am never sure what is the answer to these, because sometimes she’s done something that needs punishing, and other times she just flips out. One day this week we were trying to get out the door to head to daycare/work and she was screaming and crying. Thank God for the extra dose of patience and optimism that I had prayed for that morning, because I picked her up and started singing “This is the day the Lord has made…” and she immediately calmed down and asked me to sing it several more times. She even asked what it meant and we talked about having a happy day. Now this might never work again, but for that morning I felt pretty awesome.
Fail: two money-wasting incidents that were completely my fault here. 1) I had a doctor’s appointment in the medical center where parking is super expensive. I got my smart chip when I entered the parking garage and put it in my pocket to keep it safe. When I got back to my car I couldn’t find the chip anywhere so I had to pay $20 to get out. The next day, I found the chip in my pocket. Ugh.
2) I’m scrambling to complete all my continuing education hours to renew my oncology certification by Monday, and I needed about 75 (which is a LOT). So I paid $35 for unlimited courses at nurse.com, only to realize once I signed up that the courses offered are the exact same ones that my hospital offers for free. Double ugh.
planning my autumn goals, including lots of ideas from the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (I really want to get serious about natural health remedies one of these days)
stressing about all those CEU’s
trying not to let this week get the best of me
struggling with how to discipline (the worst part of parenting, am I right?)
concerned about my dwindling freezer stash of breastmilk
drinking more cafe mochas than I should
attending a van tour with this organization tomorrow
running on the treadmill most days, since it’s been breaking 100 degrees here lately
loving my new craft room – the smaller, more organized space is so inspiring
almost halfway through the binding on my quilt
looking forward to finishing for so many reasons
missing cross stitch lately
relieved that the weekend is here