Friday, August 16, 2013

Just Checking In

  • Homeschool:  We have completed 5 days of school since we began almost two weeks ago.  Jimmy was off a couple of days last week, and I have spent several days shopping and packing to get Olivia ready for college.  Even though we began school on August 5, I only budgeted 11 days of school for the month of August.  We have had and will continue to have a very busy month of August with Olivia going off to college, but I figured that doing 11 days of school in August would be better than beginning after Labor Day.  So we are getting our first lessons done, little by little.  That is one of the beauties of homeschool--we get to set our schedule!
  • Running: Well, my goals for the Tupelo 14.2 Mile Race have changed from a time goal (8:30 pace) to the goal of finishing in time to get ready for teaching Sunday school--completely doable or I would not even sign up for this race.  It begins at 5:00 AM, and the finish line is 20 minutes away from my house.  My running has been sporadic the last month.  In fact, the long run is the only one I have been able to get in on some weeks!  I did run 3 times this week.
  • Homemaking:  I am trying to keep up with the minimum housework and all of the laundry, but I have had no time for extra projects.  No sewing.  No cleaning out or organizing of closets or drawers. No trying of new recipes.  But it's ok!  It's just a season.  A season of doing the bare minimum and trying to keep a good attitude about it all.  I remind myself frequently, thanksgiving produces joy, and there is always plenty to be thankful for.
  • Bible Study:  I am working on a surprise project for someone in my family. I will share when I am done.....I am still copying Scripture, about 1/2-1 chapter per day, and then outlining the chapter when I am done.  I also take notes while copying when I so desire.
All summer I have purposed to blog on a regular basis, but this summer has been a blur and has rapidly slipped away!  Hopefully, September will be calmer and I can get back to my regular blogging.  But, also in September I will begin training for my 5th marathon--St. Jude.  (When will I learn?) This month I have to decide whether or not I will accept the invitation to run the Boston Marathon again (next April) since I was unable to finish due to the bombings.  I am back and forth on what I want to do, but I am definitely leaning toward running it, and that being my last marathon for awhile!!

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. We haven't even started school this year yet! Too much happening and the twins first birthday is on Labor Day so I just want to wait until after that! I need to be able to relax and enjoy it all!

    I am praying for you and your family as you see Olivia off on her next chapter! I know she will be covered in prayer!

    Definitely hope you will run in the Boston Marathon! You deserve to finish what you started!

  2. I DO love homeschooling for the ability to make our own schedule!!
    What age Bible class are you teaching?