Wow! When I mentioned I might be taking a small break back in September, I had no idea that it would turn into two months. We had such a crazy summer that went straight into a very busy September with my sister-in-law’s wedding and my ladies retreat back to back. I didn’t realize how much I needed to get my life and routines back in order until I actually did.
As a mama of two little ones,I only get small snippets of time each day to work on things that require mental energy. So where before I might have been blogging or on Facebook, I used that time to work on some projects such as giving our regular menu a real food makeover. (I’ll share more about that later.) I also switched computers again, and because I can’t function without things being super-organized, I worked on getting all of my documents and pictures sorted and organized.
But now, I am ready and excited to be back. This space is such a great outlet for me. You may have noticed that I have redesigned the blog again. Since I was coming back from a long break, I thought it would be fun to do so with a fresh new look. I hope you like it! Special thanks to my husband Phillip and his sweet Photoshop skills.
So what else have I been up to?
I am still running and working out regularly. In fact, I will be running my first 5K on Thanksgiving Day. I am really excited! I still haven’t weighed myself (because I tend to obsess about numbers), but I have went down about 2 jeans sizes. The important thing is that I feel great!
I have started using fitted diapers and wool covers again for Little Man. I have made him a couple pairs of wool pants from thrifted wool sweaters. He loves them! I started knitting him a pair of longies using this pattern and this yarn, but I think they are going to be too small. Bummer! I need to hurry up and finish them so that I can cast on some fingerless gloves for myself.
I have been reading Charlotte Mason’s Towards a Philosophy of Education in Modern English on my iPhone Kindle app. I agree with Charlotte Mason on many points. Although I don’t think I will adhere to a strictly CM style of homeschooling, the CM Philosophy will definitely be a strong influence in my methods.