Thursday, January 10, 2008

Back to Blogging...

Now that all the "holiday hoopla" is over, I'm going to try to get back to more of a "normal" routine (whatever that is!!!!) and get back to my blogging.
Homeschooling is back full-speed ahead. We're studying Physics (experiments are WAY cool!!!) and for History, we're in the time period of Richard I. To go along w/ that time period, we're reading "Robin Hood" and a "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". I know that I read both of these books when I was growing up, but my memory is so bad, it's almost like reading them again for the first time!! :)
Of course, the usual math, spelling, etc. is taking place, but Ian is working more independently in those subjects, so those take much less time for me than they used to.

As far as my needlework, I've started a wedding sampler. I only have two light lavendar "boxes" completed, so I'll wait for a bit more progress before I post a pic! :) There are going to be at least two weddings in our family this year, so I
already know of two projects that I have planned. (One of those pieces will be the "LOVE" design from Shepherds Bush that Lillie sent me as a birthday gift! The one couple is non-traditional and doesn't want a typical name/date/place wedding design - so I thought the LOVE would be a nice alternative) Other than that, I really would like to put some more time in on my Paula Vaughn "Delicate Beauties" piece, and from there I'm just going to follow wherever my stitcher's heart leads.

Health-wise, I'm still working on getting my iron levels back within normal limits. It's taking a lot longer than I would like - but I'm trying to use the "down" time to my advantage - I must admit I have been blessed by doing less "running and doing". I love our home and really enjoy all the time I spend here. I found some new tea flavors to sample, so I've really enjoyed the slowing down and tea-sipping I've been "blessed to endure".
I do miss my tennis so much - but I'm sure it will come again with time.