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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's the end of the . . . .

year as we know it, and we feel fine ~ well sort of.  Any number of germs running in our house, but we'll get over it.  Just taking time here, to say goodbye to 2014!  Praying for a better 2015.  It's been a long year with a lot of physical and mental stuff going on.  Hoping for a better year next year.

Hope to start it with a good night sleep, after a movie marathon with the family.

Stay safe everyone, have fun, and see you next year!!

Here's a link to the blog where I've been writing more regularly lately.  Check it out if you want.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November's Posting

It's all about tradition.  It's all about who puts the star on the tree.  It's all about remembering the "rules" that keep the tradition going.

Thankful this year, no one needed me to remember those rules and they just knew who's turn it was.  Thankful for a son not need a step stool or ladder, for the first time to get the Star on top of the tree.  Such a weird sensation, to see the man cub doing his thing without help!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thankfulness ~ can it be intentional

Have you ever thought much about being thankful?  About trying to find things, each and every day to be joyful about?

Will admit that it is hard to do some days.  There are days that are rough and tough to get through; just plan hard.  How can finding joy be accomplished on those days?

I've been blogging, on another page, for 81 days straight now about joy.  There have been days that are incredibly easy, so very easy.  The list is long.  Other days, I have to try hard to find just 3 (kind of a self imposed minimum).  I'm finding now that is becoming a habit, something I look forward to seeking out each day.  Things that are different, memories of people, how sounds or music effect me.  Finding it amazing, that even with the hard days, I am able to find, on average, over 5 things to be thankful for.

What can you be thankful for today?  What can you write down that makes you smile during a rough patch?  Maybe it is a sunset, or person, or a kind act!  Be intentional, be thoughtful, be on the lookout.  Find that joy!

Take a look at mine, if you need help getting started:

Friday, October 17, 2014

My Once a Month Post

We got school pictures in last week!  Turned out fairly well and am pleased with them!

 Our sixth grader

Our ninth grader

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What maybe the only post

. . . . for the month of September!  Troop 1412 had their fall Court of Honor last night.  Ian received his Tenderfoot rank and two Eagle required merit badges.  Simon earned 5 merit badges, 3 Eagle and 2 regular.  Both boys were excited to have one of their grandparents there!

Why this one is so neglected is that I have been blogging about Joy, daily, here!  Take a look if you like.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Finding Passion Again!

It's not a total secret that this past summer was a rough one!  Life threw some curve balls that were surprises and rocked my world.  Have felt quite blessed to have family and friends to surround us in prayer as we (yes, I include Kevin in this) walk through the last few months.

Been getting the help needed, from doctors, and am beginning to feel "normal" again.  Fully know there are good days and bad days; but what makes me realize and give thanks, is that I see and feel my passions coming back.  Today, all four of use jog/walked a 5K and I came in last in just under 52 minutes (could not jog or run because of other health reasons).  The exercise high is still going strong a couple hours later.  I even took out some paint and got started on decorating my I Pad stand that my dad built for me.  See here!

Any hoot, would be amiss if I also wasn't thankful for Matthew 9:12-13:

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

So I leave you with a sweaty, post 5K, photo!

P.S. Think I might be addicted to walking fast and
some day jogging!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wrap up of Week 2

We're finishing up week two of school!  Not much to much to mention; it's had it's good moments and it's bad moments; easy moments and difficult moments.  Feels like we're still in a learning curve with one in high school now.

Not many photos to share for school, but here is what we do have:

 Reading "Homer Price" for Beyond Five in a Row.
We had to make donuts!

Was outside the other day and noticed our side yard
The colors amazed me.  Purple Cone Flowers, Butterfly Bush,
and Black Eyed Susans.  Just looked pretty.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What Teacher In-Service Looks like!

Today is Thursday of our "first official week"!  I've been trying hard to play catch up on planning.  It has been a rough summer in our house, so school planning has gotten dropped.  Not something I am proud of, but we're getting through the days and I am ahead, a bit.  Here is what it looks like at our house:

 A corkboard in desparate need of updating!
Let's not talk about the subway art to the right,
it is almost back in season :(

 Floor near my desk, as I sort through various
paperwork, create planning pages, books,
and numerous other things.

My desk almost looks normal, but with dust.  Hope
in a couple weeks things will be all straightened out.

As my husband likes to say, "It's a process, one step at a time".  I've got plans for this week; some subjects are easy enough to map out because we've used them so many times, it is second nature by now; other subjects have a shorter time frame and we're working into those.

In the mean time, I'll keep chipping the to do list down, helping the boys learn, and doing other things that need to get done. 

One day at a time, one task at a time!

Post Script:
I've updated various parts of this blog, in small ways and more obvious ways.  Let me know what you think!