I completed Kaya's First Grade report and sent it in along with her Year End Assessment and Letter of Intent to home school again next year. So, as I told her, she's officially a second grader now! Hard to believe it! I am working on her Individualized Home Instruction Plan for 2nd grade now, picking and choosing the topics I feel she might be interested in next year.
My Etsy shop did pretty good last week, but so far no sales at all this week. I haven't done any beadwork in a few days because allergies were giving me headaches and a feeling of dizziness. I've been told that people do better on Etsy when they list new items frequently, so I had better get back to it. I've done pretty good with trades, though. I traded for a really nice Luna Moth print, a tee for LB that says "La Luna" and has a moon on it and also joined a few swaps on my mothering board. For those swaps, I was sent HUGE boxes full of amazing goodies, mostly clothes for Kaya and Luna. Good mail makes those kind of crummy days seem better.
I'm trying not to let the death of my car get me down, but it is hard. I feel as if we've lost our freedom even though we've been cutting down on travels with the price of gas. We did really enjoy impromptu trips down to the beach, only 9 miles away. I keep having to remind myself that maybe, just maybe, the car accident happened to prevent us from getting in an even worse one later on.
Jay has been very busy finishing up one job and hopping right onto another. In the last week, I think I've seen him all of 6 hours and that has been hard, too. He is working so hard that I worry about him getting burnt out and I hope he can take a break or a day off soon.
I'm keeping the Faith, though. Times get tough, I find myself getting down, but I know that I am not alone in this. If He leads you to it, He'll lead you through it, right?