Another month in 2013 goes zooming by…
There are some days that finding something to be thankful for is tough. Those are the days that I know I need to find one the most. I’m so happy I’ve been keeping up this habit for 16 months now.
Reading with the kids is going smashingly. We finished Little House on the Prairie and Farmer Boy from the Little House series. We finished Farmer Boy before I had a chance to get the next book in the series, On the Banks of Plum Creek, so we started a completely unrelated book, The Kingdom of the Bears by Michael Wallace. We’re 4 or 5 chapters in and we’re all really enjoying it. We got a little behind on the reading in the middle of the month, but try as we might, we just couldn’t make up the lost minutes. We came pretty dang close, though.
I’m in a rough spot with my fitness, so I’m giving the RLRF plan a rest for now. I need to work on moving my body a little bit every single day and be happy with that. Once I get myself until a clearer mindset, a less heavy heart, and have a little more energy, I will get back to some sort of running plan. Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows. It’s still my goal right now to complete 13 races this year, though, even if I have to walk them from start to finish.
The Mud Dog Run 5k was the most fun I’ve had in a while.
I got kind of caught up on my paper scrapbooking and vacation scrapbooking, which left my a little behind on my digital scrapbooking. I need to change the mindset of “caught up” and “behind” and such. Yes, I made a goal to have certain things scrapped this year, but I need to accept that I am where I am instead of adding in the guilt of time restraints. If I don’t get the scrapbooking done this year, it won’t spontaneously combust. I’ll get there.
As far my own reading, I read Ape House by Sara Gruen (another author I really enjoy). I didn’t make it to book club last month so I didn’t read that book, Flowers for Algernon. I’m pretty sure I read that when I was a kid. It sounded familiar, but if I remember it was really sad. I don’t want sad right now, unless it’s a specific book on helping me grieve…which is why I’m reading A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser which my friend sent me as a surprise. I also picked up a new parenting book, Duct Tape Parenting by Vicki Hoefle, because
I’m an awesome parent and I just want to see what people who struggle with it are reading we’ve hit a rough patch in our house. And by “we’ve” I mean “I’ve”. The kids are having a grand old time.
On to May…