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I seem to always come back around to a couple of goals that seem, well, insurmountable.

This is one of those.

I define this goal as getting healthy.  Which encompasses a few things.  Weight, fitness, energy, and so forth.

My BIG goal is to lose… well, a lot.

I’ve struggled so much here.  I know I’m not alone either.  I’ve tried keto, Paleo, low-fat, calorie counting, Atkins, and whatever else has passed my way.  Keto worked the best.  And then I gave up.  Gained everything back, plus some.

So grace is starting over, second (or 3rd or 8th) chances.

So to have some definite “goal” laid out – here goes:

–lose 40 pounds
–be able to do full push-ups
–energy to keep up with my kids & workout & clean my house



Coming Back

I’ve been wanting to blog again.  I remembered I started this one and coming back it reminds me of opening an old diary.  It feels so odd to read these posts I wrote 3 years ago!

My reasons for blogging have changed (as have I).

Every so often I get uncomfortable.  I get uncomfortable with staying where I am.  I tend to make grandiose, lofty goals that I can’t quite seem to reach.  I work on them for a time – then… give up.  Right now is one of those times.

We just moved.  I am craving a routine.  While our lives are still in boxes and everything is disordered – I’m getting uncomfortable again.  I don’t want to just open all of my boxes and settle for what was.  I’m craving a change.

My purpose in this blog is to document my goals.  Maybe it will keep me more accountable?


What have we been up to…

We’ve started 1st grade with my oldest and Pre-K/K with my younger son.  I started out with very lofty ideals for our curriculum.  Frankly, some of the reading bored my son and I was getting frustrated.  I pared down our school day so it looks something like this:

Reading lesson (using This Reading Mama’s free curriculum)
A combo of a vintage math book and making notebook pages (we’re working on an adding book)
Once or twice a week reading out of our history book
When we get to it – spelling
Science usually blossoms out of something the kids are interested it at the moment (like reading through my Trail Guide to the Body and learning the bones & muscles)

Right now, that seems to be working for us.  My oldest hates to write so I try not to force the issue (too much).  I find when I push too much the interest starts to wane.  It’s about finding the right balance for us.

Has your curriculum “evolved” for homeschool?


Been A While!

Well, it has been quite a while since I last posted anything.  I started school on the first of April and since then I’ve been balancing loads of studying and housecleaning and being a mom and homeschooling, etc.  My wonderful massage therapist suggested reevaluating my priorities.  While this blog is so much fun – it didn’t reach my top 5 list.  I still intend to post – just when I can!  Thanks for following and sorry for the lack of posting!   

Garden {U}pdate

I have time for a quick update of my gardening adventures.

My seedlings are… all dead.  Yup,

I left them near a window which apparently gets too cold at night.  Also, my boys, being impatient (wonder where they get that?) were plucking the little heads of the seedlings trying to “eat the watermelons”.

So, my next shot will be going to my local “big box store” and purchasing pre-grown seedlings!

There is my quick update… Thanks for checking in! 🙂