Happy New Year! Can you believe it is here? The start of a new year . . . the start of a new decade! Have you thought about it? Where were you (physically, spiritually, emotionally) in 2010? How has your life changed?
We had some very unexpected and exciting news earlier this week. Fabienne's cake which she entered in the county fair through 4-H was selected to go to the State Fair. It was not marked on her entry card when we picked up her cake from the county fair, so it was a surprise to see… Continue reading State Fair Bound
Yes! Summer is here! It's my favorite time of year. What's yours? I feel like summer is a time to be free and enjoy the outdoors. As a school-age child, summer meant no school and lots of time to play outdoors. As a homeschool mom, it's almost the same feeling! It's a time to lighten… Continue reading It’s Summer!
This past year, specifically the past school year, has been the worst year ever. If I were a new home educator, I probably would've given up months ago. Fortunately, I have 21 years of experience on my side. I know that problems don't have to be fixed right here and right now, and that often… Continue reading My Hope is in the Lord
I cannot take credit for this idea. This is something that I saw somewhere out on the blogosphere. I thought it looked like a fun idea. I thought it would be fun to also include a few pictures from throughout the month. For April, I will concentrate on making each entry a complete sentence and… Continue reading A Sentence a Day for March 2018.
As I mentioned in my last post, it was a huge disappointment to end up with a severe ankle sprain just a few days before what is one of the most important races of the year for me. I spent the first week after my injury wallowing in my mire and eating lots of chocolate.… Continue reading Slowing Down
This past Monday was a once in a lifetime total eclipse. We were fortunate enough to live right in the path of totality! We've been preparing for this day (August 21, 2017) for a few months now.
The summer went by very, very quickly. I did the Couch to 5K program again in hopes of improving my running abilities. Running was still hard. There were days that I struggled. I was still towards the back of the pack, but I was no longer the very last person. Doing it with a group… Continue reading 305 lbs. Making Progress
One evening during a meeting, I received a phone call. I recognized the number as coming from the family that I grew up next door to. My first thought was that something horrible had happened. Instead, I was asked if I wanted to run a 5K--in two weeks. A business had purchased bibs and had… Continue reading First Place Runner!
I went into my second day of work with one hour of sleep under my belt. Shortly after my phone call with Mr. G., he sent me a text reiterating everything he had said to me on the phone. I kept reminding myself that hurting people hurt people. I could not imagine how this whole… Continue reading 305 lbs. The Phone Call That was Never Made