Tuesday, February 01, 2011
It is the first day of February and tomorrow is Groundhogs Day! Tomorrow is also Candlemas, Imbolc, St Brigids day and many other holidays. While Groundhogs day is well known all across the United States, its interesting to see how some of the other holidays come into play and why. I like to gleen a bit of inspiration from them even though I don't know too much, lol. What I do know is this is the time to welcome the sun back, it has been a cold winter and we are eager to see the sun stay in the sky longer and longer. Of course this was really important hundreds of years ago, it is still important today because I know I get cabin fever and I'm ready for some warmth and a chance to get out and bask in the sun to get me motivated! This is a great time of year for inspiration and planning, so why not take the time to set your goals, create a vision collage, and get excited for the coming of spring! What are you going to do to help you get ready?
Over the past couple of months I worked on getting my stress levels under control as I adjusted to my husband being deployed. I am now back to my positive, optimistic self. I've started back to school, so I'm well on my way to my goal of getting my masters degree, and I've joined a gym so I'm on my way to weight loss! A couple of things I want to get balanced now is housework and homeschooling.
I'm starting out the homeschooling thing slowly. Right now we're getting back into using the chore chart, which will help me with the house work. We're also starting up potty training, which is more frustrating for me than Charlie, lol. Those things along with a couple worksheets, some extra books through the day, singing, dancing and coloring/crafts and we've got a full day of homeschooling. Once potty training is mastered we'll move onto something else big.
I also want to do more spiritually, so I'm going to slowly start working that into my lifestyle. That's why I love Spark, the promotion of taking things slowly and setting achievable goals! I need to evaluate my wants for the month and get my goals set, I'll be doing that soon! For today, we're going to keep up on potty training and house cleaning since it's too cold to go out anywhere.