Happy Good Friday! I’m looking forward to a wonderful celebration of my risen Savior with my family and my church family this weekend and praying that many lives are touched by the Easter message on Sunday. Do you and your family have special plans this weekend?
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It’s hard to believe that I haven’t posted since last Friday. That really wasn’t intentional, but I just haven’t had much to say this week. That’s probably hard to believe for the people who know me personally.
The kids and I have really been enjoying watching the birds at our feeders. We’ve seen all of the following this week:
- Cardinals (male and female)
- Eastern Towhee (male and female)
- House finch
- Carolina wren
- Tufted titmouse
- Squirrels…yeah, not exactly what we were going for, but it’s hard to keep them away. And, they’re cute.
Our regular science has been replaced by activities from Beautiful Birds from Shining Dawn Books. Hey, this is just too good an opportunity for a homeschooling mom to pass up. We’ve labeled bird anatomy, read about and made notebook pages for some of the birds we’ve spotted, and listened to their songs and calls at All About Birds, which is quickly becoming my favorite site for learning about and identifying birds.
I hope that, by the end of the spring or summer, we’ll all have a handful of birds we can recognize by sight and sound.
We had a major milestone in our home this week. The first person ever in our family (meaning our family of five, not extended family) got a passport!
Brianna will be going to Haiti on a mission trip in May. It didn’t quite seem real until her passport arrived. I’m not sure I’m ready for this.
I got something in the mail this week, too:
My Facebook status was, “Oh, crap. I was really hoping this wouldn’t arrive until next week. Stupid living in the same city as an Amazon fulfillment center.” But, really, I’m glad it got here in time for me to start on Monday. I’ve been struggling with that last 10 pounds entirely too long and I’ve let a few more creep back on. Nothing major, but I’m not where I want to be with my weight.
I’ve looked through the meal plans. I won’t be sticking with them exactly, but I’ve gotten a few new recipe ideas and I plan to track my food (trying to keep between 1500-1800 calories per day) and follow the workouts. I’m even starting an accountability group on Facebook so I don’t flake out.
It’s going to be a bit tricky with a lot of traveling in my schedule for the next couple of months, but I’m going to do what I can, which is always better than nothing at all.
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