Mrs. Flexibility

When this year started, I knew it was going to be one of big changes. And it has not disappointed. I also knew that such big changes would require, particularly of me, a lot of flexibility. Mrs. Flexibility was going to have to be my name until the end of June.

We had houseguests who may, or may not, have been coming. They didn't, but beds were prepared and ready for them. No worries. I'm flexible.

Colette gave up her baking business, and went to work for someone besides herself for the first time ever. She loves her new job! But currently she shares my car, so that requires a lot of scheduling gyrations on my part...and sometimes on everyone's part. But I'm flexible.

My business has been booming this year! I set a monetary goal for the first time ever, and am happy to report that I exceeded it. But more business and big projects meant a move out of the tiny sewing area that shared the laundry room and a move upstairs into the (now) unused schoolroom. Ahhh...room to stretch! Why didn't I do this a long time ago?

We went to California for a fabulous wedding and vacation! That was fun!

Max went off to boot camp with the U.S. Coast Guard. This was the biggest change of all...another chick flown the coop. *sniffle* Mrs. Flexibility didn't really want to bend this much. All that adjusting to being three of us at home instead of four was hard. And being unable (per Coast Guard rules) to communicate with him save a few, brief times, was the hardest part. But I'm happy to report that THIS happened late last week! He graduated!


I was all geared up to travel with him to help him set up housekeeping wherever he got stationed. But he got stationed less than four hours from us! (And you can bet I am one happy mama about that!) So, my relocating help is not needed, even though my calendar was cleared. No worries. I'm flexible.

And often these days, Hubby and I find just ourselves and the dog at home. Colette is at work, and Max has been gone. It's pretty quiet around here. We almost feel like empty nesters at times.

So, forgive me if I haven't been a consistent blogger. There's been a lot of bending and stretching and changing and adjusting happening in our home this year. And in ways, that spills over to my blog. Who am I and what do I blog about? But in the end, although I'm not a homeschooling mom anymore, I am still a: wife, mom, grandmom, homemaker, small business woman, dressmaker, lover of history, dog mom, cook, gardener, and passionate explorer of New England. I just hope to blog more consistently about those things now that these six months of living as Mrs. Flexibility are about to come to an end.

6 comments:

  1. I have missed you here! You certainly have had lots of changes and a great need for flexibility! I don't look forward to the day that our homeschool closes, but I am confident that the Lord will give grace and direct the next step...as He is obviously doing for you.

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    1. Noooo, I didn't either! Several years back, I watched many friends finish their homeschooling years and scratch their heads and wonder what they were to do with themselves. Hmm. I didn't want to be in that place, as I know I don't do well when I'm not productive. I rather thrive on productivity. So, I started my Etsy shops...slowly ramping them up until I was done homeschooling. And I'm SO glad I did. I'd be really floundering now, if I didn't have something to occupy my days. God is good!

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  2. It's been nice to follow you on Instagram instead, thanks for sharing. One thing I loved most when our son left to be on his own (before marriage), was to help him shop for the "necessities" of life, especially the kitchen and food items. He actually wanted my help in knowing a few of his favorite meals and all of the baking ingredients that go into them. That was a fun shopping trip for me!! See if you can't do that for your son too.

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    1. That's SO sweet! Yes, I would love to do that! However, he will be living in the barracks and eating in the galley, so there's nothing to set up. But I'm sending him off with canisters of homemade granola and his favorite chocolate-pecan biscotti!

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  3. Your blog is one of my very favorite. DO NOT STOP.

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    1. Ooooo...you're so sweet! Thank you! No, I'm still blogging...just trying to get more focused! Thanks for the encouragement!

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