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Slow Day: Week 35

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each week, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

They put the flooring in my new offie yesterday! I hadn’t gotten to see it finished because I had been out late the night before and never made it to the basement when I got home to check on it!

I am so excited with how this project is turning out and can’t wait to show you when the furniture is all in and it’s done!

After getting ready and getting everyone out the door, we left for school. As I told you last week, we decided that on Wednesdays, I’ll go with the kids to their morning chapel (parents are always welcome — which is so nice!)

Since we got to school about 15 minutes early, I hung out with Kaitlynn until chapel started.

She gets two lockers and she has had fun setting them all up. 🙂 (One of her biggest excitements this year was the fact that she was going into 7th grade and got a LOCKER! Actually, she gets two lockers because there are only 10 kids in 7th to 12th grade — yes, it’s a very tiny school!)

Waiting for all the kids to come in for chapel…

They look so cute in their uniforms! 🙂

Loved getting to sit between this guy and Kaitlynn.

I drove to downtown Nashville for my hair appointment… and then got to sit in a chair for two hours and read. It’s the BEST! I finished this book. (Read my review here.)

And I finished this book. (Read my review here.)

Afterwards, I had two other appointments and then I came home and helped this guy with homework.

We look forward to our 4 p.m. time every day when we just hang out and talk and finish up whatever homework he or the girls need help with. The girls rarely need my help with homework and he’s getting more and more independent, but they still love me just being there and available. And it’s often when all sorts of conversations arise about what they are excited about, what happened at school, things they are frustrated with, etc.

This afternoon, one of the girls needed some extra time to talk. So we just sat on the bed and talked for about 30 minutes after homework time. And then I made pancakes for everyone for dinner and then I took the girls to church and I headed to a meeting with some church leaders about a project I’m involved with.

I then picked the girls up, came home and made sure everyone was ready for school in the morning, and then worked on outlining my first podcast episode for Thursday’s recording.

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6 Comments

  • Carol A. Spiess says:

    Beautiful flooring in office. I really like the sliding door

  • Leslie says:

    My kids have chapel on Wednesday mornings as well and our school also encourages parents to participate. I love hearing the message that is being taught to our children and seeing the love poured into all the students. It’s also a great reminder for me mid-week to take a break and focus on God’s Word.
    And truly seeing all the littles in their chapel uniforms (plaid jumpers for girls, shirt and ties for boys) is just precious!

  • Guest says:

    Purchased Sacred Rest because of your recommendation. I normally try to check books out from the library but ours didn’t have it and I feel like I needed to read it in my current season of life.

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