Saturday, 17 August 2013

"New Year"

With only a couple of weeks left until school starts I find myself trying to stay occupied.  The garden stuff is coming in and hockey camps are starting too.  I really find that September is the "new year".  Everything starts back up and life seems to gain a routine again.  I have a couple of volunteer jobs set up for the fall and hopefully that will help cover some time.  I'll probably join some group at church and hockey will fill the evenings.  I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm looking forward to winter! 

It's kinda funny but I'm starting to fall back into the routine of being a stay at home mom again.  I think I actually kinda like it.  I enjoy it more than when my kids were babies.  See I have this "Freedom need" and with the kids gone to school I can have a few hours of where I can do the things I want to without tripping over little bodies.  lol  I feel like I'm more productive and with my new KitchenAid mixer it's easier to cook things.  I am finding joy in providing for my family other than financially.  It's just taken a bit to get back to that mentality. 


  1. Charis, that sounds wonderful...the hope, peace and joy you're finding yourself in! Romans 15:13 is one of my favorite verses. Irene.

  2. Thanks Irene :). It's a day to day struggle sometimes, trying to stay content and opening up to do all things for the glory of God and with his peace! But I don't think I'm alone in that struggle. Finding his peace though isn't something one can explain but it will fill you with joy.