I’ve been terrible about writing lately. I wrote a couple posts this past month, but mostly just for myself so I didn’t publish them. Just journaling some things that have happened and I’ll cover them a little in this post.
October was a rather busy month for us. School has been humming right along and I feel as though I’m ready for a break, but part of me wants to push through until we’re done with the Pilgrim Unit in our Paths of Exploration. The kids are really enjoying the Jamestown Unit. A lot!
Read aloud time always ends in “Awww, we’re done reading for today?” So I know they are enjoying the story and are learning history. This past Friday we watched a video on Netflix about Jamestown. It fit perfectly with what we’ve been learning and it was neat to actually SEE that they are finding so much from that time in history where it all happened.
There’s so much we need to work on and I am in need of a printer/copier really soon. I actually have needed it for a couple weeks, but haven’t got around to getting it yet. So many choices and I’m not sure which one to get. Eric’s been looking at them too, but we just don’t know for sure. Yet.
In the past month we’ve done some field trips and have been enjoying most school days. I’ve not been doing our Spell to Write and Read like I’ve wanted/needed to. The kids still need this, especially Ryan and Grace. Nathan just loves it, so he will be happy to do spelling. It’s his favorite subject. He’s a lot like me. He comes up with ways to remember how to spell difficult words. It’s fun to see his mind at work.
In the past month I’ve had Nathan tested for diabetes. His blood sugar test was at 100, so the doctor wanted to have him tested. Thankfully he failed the 3 hour glucose test. 🙂 My stomach was in knots for days over it. God bless those that live with Type 1 Diabetes all their lives. It would have been a total lifestyle change for all of us. I’m thankful it’s one we didn’t have to make.
Yesterday (Nov. 3) I ran another 5K. The YMCA’s Turkey Trot. It was a fun run, but it was cold. Thankfully the snow had stopped. Yes, it was snowing as I was driving into town yesterday. I ran with my friend Faith and met her friend, Jen. We started out together, but they definitely passed me! I shaved 24 seconds off my first 5K time. So I ran this one in 30:35 (my first was 30:59). I’m incredibly sore today! The last 2 weeks have been terrible as far as weather goes. Very rainy and cold. I did run a couple mornings in the rain. This past week I only ran once. I’m trying to talk my husband into joining the Y. The kids would love to go swimming in the winter and it would be a nice way to get out of the house and do something during the long winter months. Sometimes I feel so trapped up here on the hill with no where to go and nothing to do.
Lately I’ve been thinking about how short life truly is. I’m nearing 40 years old . . . My husband is so not ready to be 40 (he’ll be there next year, I have a few more to go). It’s so amazing how life just goes by so swiftly. There were times growing up that life was so slow. Just crawling by, so it seemed. Now here I am, hardly able to do all the things I want to each day. I am sure I could remedy that by prioritizing my days . . . Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. I definitely need to apply my heart to wisdom.
My sister-in-law lost her mother this past week. My heart just aches for her and her family. They have the blessing of knowing that they’ll see their mother again in Heaven. She was a woman that loved the Lord and told everyone around her about Him. I had met her once or twice, but didn’t know her very well. The family’s testimony and their mom’s testimony is one of joy in the Lord and knowing that they will have a reunion some day in Heaven! What a day that will be!
It has been nearly a week since I started this post! We have finished week 12 today and we’ll be taking a break from our Paths of Exploration while we wait for our new printer to come. There’s always tons of printing and our current printer is a junkie freebie that is out of ink and is useless. So we will wait! Until our new one comes in (and I’m praying it’s by next week some time) the kids will continue working on their math and we’ll do some lessons in Spell to Write and Read (which has suffered a lot this year, but is still really needed).
We got out our Thankful Board from last year, and have been enjoying writing down something we are thankful for each day. Today Grace was saying how she’s excited about doing the Jesse Tree like we did last year. I’m thinking the kids can go out and find branches for the tree today. 🙂 It’s to be a beautiful day here – a beautiful weekend in fact! It has been cold for a while, so I am looking forward to 60’s and sunshine.
My first official photo shoot is on Sunday! Senior Portraits! 🙂 I will post some samples – eventually! I’m both excited and nervous, but the young lady is excited to have her photos taken and I hope I can meet her expectations! I had my 2nd photo class yesterday and totally enjoyed it! Tracy is a great teacher, very patient and kind! I’m thankful I bumped into her through the internet/blogging world!
Well, this is becoming a novel. I have some photos of what has been going on lately and I will post them at another time. This is being written from my netbook and the photos are not on here.