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7 Quick Takes

1.  We cannot seem to get rid of the stomach bug in our house.  It is a strange one.  All the boys have had it and my hubby and I have been lucky enough to avoid it. All of the boys have gotten sick once and then act perfectly normal and feel fine.  A less than 24 hour bug.  But, last night, a week after it started, my 4 year old woke up in the middle of the night and got sick again.  This morning he is acting like nothing happened.  I am just hoping we are not at the start of a round #2. 

2.  I have not felt like blogging much lately.  It has been low on my priority list.  I have things I want to write about, but have not had the time to do so.

3. Homeschooling is going really well.  I think it is partly because I am really working to put my "ideal day" into place.  The boys and I have worked hard and have had fun.  I do not like to play board games, but I have been pulling them out a lot over the last week.  The boys love it.  We have been playing educational games, so I count it as "school" too!

4. My "ideal" days have not been really ideal.  Because of #1, I started this week with poor sleep.  Which means, I had not gotten up as early as I would like.  And, all it takes is one day of working out in the evening instead of the morning, and I am pretty much in the same routine for the rest of the week.  I am hoping that I can get more on track with that next week.

5. Personal Training.  I have not talked much about it since I got my certification.  Well, I have a few clients and I am really enjoying it.  It is fun to challenge people beyond their own limitations.  It gets me out of the house a little bit and I feel like I am helping others.

6.  I had my first physical therapy appointment this week and I left it feeling very hopeful.  The PT was very hopeful that it should only take a few minor exercises to eliminate my shin splints from reoccurring.  I have been able to run without much trouble for the past week.  I am getting nervous .. . the National marathon is only 70 days away! And I feel that I am actually going to be able to run it!  YIKES!

7. I am feeling very blessed lately.  I have an amazing husband who is wonderful beyond belief. I have great kids and a good life!  I think I am just noticing the blessings more and more each day.  It is wonderful to open my eyes to the blessings that God given me  instead of focusing on what I lack (which has been a bad habit of mine).  The days are more peaceful and I sense HIS presence more.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Hope that as the 'sickies' leave the ideal days return.
    Love #7!

  2. Your life does sound great (minus the shin splints and stomach bugs!) I keep wondering if there's any way I can afford to work from home...but the amount of income I need to make, I'm afraid of what kind of work that would require ;)


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Simple Woman's Daybook - Back to School Edition

Outside my window...
It is cold!

I am thinking...
About starting up school again today . . . back the the "grind." I happy to get back into our routine again.

I am thankful for...
Having some time to sit and blog!

I am wearing...
Fleece lounge pants with little green frogs on them! I love wearing these when it is cold.

I am remembering...
All the great times we had as a family the past two weeks.

I am going...
To work on my long to-do list!

I am currently reading...
Nothing . . . I am in the mood for a good novel, but I am not sure which . . . any suggestions?

I am hoping...
That my leg heals quickly so that I can start running again this week. I have something called Anterior Compartment Syndrome in my left leg. I have not run much in the last three weeks and now I have not even been able to workout this past week (by physical therapist's orders). I miss running and working out. I am so much happier and easier to live with when I start my day with exercise.

On my mind...
I am really …