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Monday, November 11, 2019

Hello Monday

Ready or not, but here it is. The weekend is over and today starts another work and school week.

I'm not excited to head back into tutoring, but I can't complain because we had a really chill and fun weekend. Saturday was spent cleaning and relaxing because Sunday was the big day of our week. We cleaned and prepared for house guests as we had invited our church family for Waffles and Games. I've been planning this for a week and hoped that we would have a good turnout. I am pleased to say many beautiful people came ready to enjoy some waffles and play some games. I love having people over even if it meant some cleaning and stress while preparing the food in time.

Today is Parkour for my son so that means the men will come home very late. It gives me the day to myself. I have many things on my to-do list but I am feeling a bit sluggish and wish that thinking of them means they are getting done. I have hours of work today which cuts my day very short. Maybe this will be the end of my post and I'm feeling the need to keep things simple and short today.

I'll take a nap now and see how much I get done before my next work shift. Maybe I will squeeze in some square joining for my crochet granny square blanket. In the end, it's been a lonely and quiet day. I recorded a video of Tucker eating veggies, did some work for A Year To Inspire, but I feel a little sad on the inside. Maybe it has something to do with some posts I saw. I hope my last two hours of work goes quick so that I can take a walk in fresh air before it gets too dark. Then there is cleaning and dinner to do before my men come home.









Saturday, November 9, 2019

All the Fall Colors

We have plans today. Writing a blog post isn't one of them, but eh it's important. 

Our plans today is to clean the house for Sunday's Waffle and Games that will take place at our house. I also need to eat breakfast (that needs to be scheduled as it's 10:30am and I still haven't). Tin and I want would like to visit the Kid's Market (Detsky Blsi Tyh) in the old town and would like to go out for lunch since we'll be in town already. We will finish our day with more cleaning because at this point I've only managed to clean my creative work desk. Okay, I should stop scrolling through Facebook and actually do something like eating breakfast. 

It's 2:30pm and we ended up going nowhere. I talked on the phone with a friend and spent some time cleaning the house. Tin wanted to play computer games and read some books so that he can do that. Usually, I would have a problem with us staying home on a Saturday, but today I don't mind. Lubos is at a Kid's Ministry conference which means he isn't home most of today. It's just Tin and I enjoying a slow Saturday. 

I did plan on not cooking and going out for lunch, but that wasn't happening since I couldn't get the kid dressed to go. I did something I have never done before, I ordered takeout. Saying that out loud makes me feel a little guilty. I'm usually the one cooking in this house so getting food delivered is a foreign concept and something my husband doesn't do. There is a HotWok restaurant near us that delivers to our area. I've always wanted to try it. Since I don't speak the language so well I ordered it online. So yummy and convenient that I might be ordering more often. Since my child doesn't eat foreign cuisine I made him Russian pelmeni. 

It's 4pm now, that means the lights go on and the camera get's up away. I will end this blog with pictures from my glorious walk with the dog. It was just so perfect outside! Everything is perfectly yellow and orange out while the air is crisp. It makes my heart sing! Now it's back to more cleaning and grocery shopping before a shower. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and write to you next week. Next week will be an exciting one. 

Tin stayed in his pyjama's the whole day. When my husband got home he congratulated him for already being ready for bed at 5:30 pm. My son's replay was, "It's one of my talents." Of course, Lubos and I giggled. This is something I want to remember.


























Thursday, November 7, 2019

Forecast is Cloudy Today

I decided that today was a good day to share. It's been months since I've posted last and I'm always wondering why. This is a great place for my memories, thoughts, and photography. I've had to take a month-long pause from knitting, which makes writing this post possible. 

I am taking a break from knitting because it causes me pain in my shoulder and neck which in turn gives me a headache. Since being sick, and having the stress of my mom's departure back to the States my shoulder hasn't been the same. I've also haven't even taken a break from a long project that I knit in one week. Now I am reaping the consequences of all that stress and knitting. This break has its advantages as I've been able to pick up my abandoned cross-stitching project that I started 3 years ago. I'm actually almost finished with it! Before I get to do all the things today I first have to put in my hours at work.

Since a year ago I've been working for a company where I am an English Tutor. I help my students practice their English speaking skills on a native speaker like myself. It's a job I thought I would never do, but here I am a year later and loving my work. Lately, I've been putting in 20 hours of teaching and the rest is spent on my photography work. My goal this week is to do 6-hour workdays, but I'm not so excited about all that talking. We have our 11 year anniversary coming up next week and I would like some spending money for the trip. 

Today I ended work to a beautiful sunset outside at 4:20pm. As I was talking to a student I had the urge to head out for a walk right after the lesson. I did go and I am glad I did. It gave me a chance to breathe some fresh air while giving the dog a walk also. The leaves on the ground were just so beautiful even after it had rained yesterday leaving them a bit wet. The air felt amazing after staying indoors the whole day. Upon coming home though my dog decided it was a good time to throw up all over the floors despite being outside moments ago. Oh, the joys of owning a dog. Lucky for him we love him. 

Thursday's are quiet days for me. My husband and son leave the house at 7:20 am and come back 12 hours later leaving the whole day to myself. Mondays and Thursdays are Parkour days for my son and on occasion my husband workout also. They come home pretty late leaving my son enough time to just eat and get ready for bed. It's a very long day for him, but we have noticed many good benefits to his afterschool activity. I also enjoy those long quiet days because after I sign off work it means I have a couple of hours to myself before I need to prepare dinner and clean up the house.

Tomorrow is Friday and the end of the week. I am looking forward to pizza with my son while my husband has a workshop for Kids Ministry to attend in town. It will be a very long workday for me tomorrow, but I am happy to meet some of my financial goals this week and maybe have enough to buy yarn? Nah, I really shouldn't until after my month-long knitting break is over and I am all healed up. 

One last thing, if you are looking for a part-time job you can do some home helping students around the world to practice their English speaking skills send me an email and we can catch. 












Thursday, June 20, 2019

Life Update

One of my lessons this morning got cancelled so I thought I'd take this time and write a blog post since it's been since February. 

Life has changed in many ways since Augustin started to go to school. It's a private homeschool technically, but it's school none-the-less. Since he started to go to school I've been working 3-4 hours a day (part-time) to pay for it because it was something I wanted to take on. It was a way for me to contribute to the family as a whole. I've spent the last 10 years of our marriage not working but pursuing my photography and creative career, which was amazing, but right now we are just in a different season. It's a season of routine. Go to work and school, pick up Augustin from school, soccer, cooking food cleaning and so on. There are lots of moment of fun and freedom mixed into the routine, but for the most part, it's just the "same old, same old". 

Augustin has 1.5 weeks of school left before we head to our first official summer vacation ever! On our date, my husband asked me what I expected out of the trip and my answer was that I didn't know because I have no clue what to expect. Our last beach vacation anything was our honeymoon. We usually have travelled in the winter, for conferences or to Europe to visit family. We are also going because Lubos' sister invited us to their vacation in Croatia. We've been there on our own vacation, but it was still spring, super cold and rainy. I wouldn't call that a beach vacation at all. 

Lubos has been doing amazing with his work/career here in Slovakia. He's been invited to teach some of the things he has learned over the years with Amazon some months back. Since then the word has spread through companies and are hiring (in sorts) to teach their IT staff. The second he was asked I was super excited because it's something I knew he was so good at and needed to do. It's kinda weird that it's all finally happening because God can really do great things with this. This wasn't something we were seeking out, but something God has blessed us within this season and it's for a reason. 

I guess that's it for the news. Maybe if I blogged more regularly I can write out some of the things I've been processing and thinking through.











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