Todd's favorite way to relax.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Mini-vacation you say?! Yep....we have not taken a real break for over a year. Our weekends are filled with church doings, hospital visits, sermon prepping, car fixing, but no break and we, actually, my husband, needs ....I mean...he really needs a break! So, we are taking off....running away....turning off the phones and disappearing for a few days. All of us except Bonnie. She can't afford to miss any class time so she will stay here.
I feel awkward doing this during the school week, but experience has told us that it won't really hurt Brian's grades. In fact, he has already completed all of his geometry assignments that his teacher gave him. Everything else will be made up at school. Bryce and I worked hard the past two days getting all of his co-op assignments completed so that he doesn't have to do anything over our mini-vaca but have fun. And we intend to have lots of fun and relaxation.
So....let the break begin...hurry up, Bryce, and get your work done!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This past week was one of our first normal weeks in a while. The last two weeks we have had several interruptions that made it hard to get everything done school wise. I actually feel good about how our week is going so far. We have hit all of the academic bases. We have even added gym time back into our schedule. We aren't going at five in the morning though. I just can't get motivated to get out of bed right now, so we have decided that no matter what, we hit the gym at two in the afternoon and then finish up any schooling we still have after our gym time. I am sooooo out of shape right now. My legs feel like dead weights when I step on to the elliptical but when my time is up I feel good. The big thing I notice is that I get a second wind for the rest of the day when before I was ready for a nap.
So, tomorrow we finish up our school week, and start a "new" week on Thursday.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
and snow tricks by the Stevens Pass skiers and snowboarders.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Brian is finishing up his first semester at the high school. Exams should be next week or the week after. We looked up his grades the other night and he has A's and B's.
What I really want to tell you about is Bryce's new classes: Civics and Wilderness. For Civics his class is working their way through Ray Notgrass' Exploring Government and We Hold These Truths.
The Wilderness class doesn't have a text or homework, which is nice. It is a course taught by the Red Cross about survival in the Wilderness. On Wednesday, the students learned what to do if they encountered someone who was injured in the woods...basic first responder protocol. Next week, the teacher is bringing in mannequins for the students to practice CPR on. I am really excited about this class.
All in all, a good week, but I am ready for the weekend.
Oh...one last thought. Like most people, at the first of the year, Todd and I decided to take control of our eating habits and we are eating according to Prism Phase One plan i.e. no breads, no pasta, no potatoes, no sugar, no "snacks". Before Christmas I was 5 lbs. above where I want to be on the scale. During Christmas week I gained an additional 5 lbs. As of today, Todd and I have stuck with the eating plan and I have lost 5 1/2 lbs. Just 4 1/2 more to go! I am pretty excited and feel empowered again when it comes to food.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
Everyone is back to school today. Bryce and I worked hard at church at completing his school assignments. The newest addition to our studies is the Rosetta Stone Spanish course. I'm excited for us to learn a new language this year. Later this week Bryce will head off to his co-op where he will continue his English literature course and begin two new classes, one in civics the other will be a wilderness class. They should be a lot of fun.