Thursday, May 12, 2011

It's getting crowded in here

So I'm all over the place. Originally this blog was for my homeschooling ramblings. I've kinda departed from that and started a new blog for Fitness and then squished every other good thot into this space. It's time to reclaim my spaces and separate out the thots. Time for yet, another blog. I like to organize and space my thots out so that's what the new blog will be for. So the homeschool journey continues and remains the school space. The other blogs will be for exactly what they are for. Thanks for journeying along with me these years of sporadic posting. As homeschooling winds down, I'm finding more time in my day for such things. And some seasons are fuller than others. Do you find that too? I'll be posting the new blog soon. Stay tuned for blog #3!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The New Blog

Forgot to give you the link to the new blog!

Come on over for some inspiration and my real life journey from flab to fab! :)

Bootcamp is coming....

Well my booty is in need of camp. After a winter of recovering from Retinal Eye Surgery, it's time to firm up the flesh! I'm so grateful for the group of ladies that joined in last spring and came out to our Fantastic Free Park Workout in what started as a 4 week challenge and turned into a summer of mornings and exciting change in all our fitness levels. Well, I feel like I'm starting over in some ways and in others, so happy we did that, I believe it was my over all level of fitness that really helped me in such a complete recovery. I was still able to ski this winter a bit, which was really important to me, ballet was given back and now, running is my next mountain to conquer. I had to lay down the kettle bell, but that's easy to pick up again and get going. So my plan is that there is 8 weeks till the ballet recital. With the help of the motivation going on at Peak 313 I'm convinced that things will move rapidly! Can't wait to be feeling fitter and looking so forward to the journey in getting there.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Finishing strong

March Break always gives me a boost. I get recharged and excited again about finishing but also about choosing where we'll go next year in our studies! This year we've been digging deep into the Battle of 1812. We went on the most amazing day hike in the Niagara Region and visited many many sites that were crucial to Canada winning the war. We even found the spot where our troops climbed the escarpment to over take the American troops and win the war. If it wasn't for that moment, Canada would be America. Don't get me wrong, I love our American neighbors and have many friends who live there. Yet, I can't imagine a world without my Home and Native land. I AM Canadian and grateful to all our folks in service both now and in the past, who have laid down their lives, their health, time with their families, so that I can enjoy being free to vote, blog, home school, attend church, have access to medical care when I need it, and to just be free. It's so critically important. So thank you.
From my heart, thank you.
As for finishing strong, we're pressing on. Almost there. 2 1/2 months left really, of grade 7 and then onto the last year. The prep year! In order for me to finish strong I need to have some things lined up right. Most importantly, my own health. Recently I lost 65 pounds. Slowly tho, I allowed 10 lbs to creep back on and then, I had surgery. During that time another 10 crept back. I'm not at all impressed by this nagging 20 pounds and am very ready for it to go. I gave up sugar 48 days ago and it's going well but I only moved 5 pounds off. So clearly it's time to move the body beyond a morning walk. It's bootcamp season. Almost. The snow is trying to melt which means the streets will be cleaned soon and running will be more comfortable. So I'm heading back out for a daily run...walk/run to start. :) AND...I'm excited to be following the Peak 313 "Try It" Challenge. It starts next Monday. Can't wait! This week I'll walk more, try some running and will begin with my kettle bell again. Now that I know I'm healed from surgery, it's time to get back to it. :) A little do over! I'm very excited. You can link up too!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Homeschool Hop

Here's one for fun! Join in a Homeschool Hop where you can read the blogs of many different styles and families journeys. Always worth checking out.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The many ways of homeschooling...

I'm enjoying a series by Courtney this week on homeschooling. I like her. She's fresh, she's lovely and her heart is for the Lord. She is living the way her Father has called her to. No apologies. I like that. Her ways are not my ways, as our ways are not our Fathers ways, but He leaves room for us to grow to Him. Courtney leaves room for us to ponder and lean in. I like that too. So link in to Women Living Well. She's onto something. Happy Day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's almost over

Strange, it's almost done. The homeschooling journey is feeling like it's creeping up to a close. I have one home with one and a half years left. Powerful moment, because I clearly remember day one. Our days are not so full anymore, not so rushed and a little bit melancholy even. But still worth while and wonderful. Never would I change a moment. Well, that's a lie actually. If I think back to day one, I can see a hundred ways I would do better. But being on this side of the fence is easy. It's always easy to look backward and say I wish I had...but that won't fix or change anything. I'm grateful for the opportunity I had in this, grateful for the friendships I've made and who God has allowed me to become. My second education through primary school is almost complete, I'm not where I was, but I'm not where I'm going to be yet either. Praise God!