I have so many posts I want to write, but life has kept me very busy this past week. It’s back to school time! Work is busy. And to make things really fun, we got a new puppy. Jessie has added a lot of fun and also chaos to our home!
My girls are in three different schools. Rachel is a tenth grader at a charter high school. Her high school cooperates with our local technical college, so she gets to take her first college class this semester! We’re so excited. Some students graduate from high school and earn an associate’s degree at the same time. We have told Rachel we would really like for her to work hard to at least have her freshman year behind her before she graduates from high school. It’s such a cool opportunity and we are thankful for it!
Mary is still technically homeschooled. She attends a school with other children who have learning disabilities, but it’s only 4 mornings a week. They cover language arts (writing, reading, spelling, composition, vocabulary, and anything else that falls under this category) and math. She also gets educational therapy twice a week. I cover her science and history. This year we are studying ocean animals through a Zoology course. For History we are going to be studying 1850 to Modern Times using the My Father’s World curriculum. I love these programs so I hope we can really use well and learn a ton. Mary is also on a homeschool cross country team, so that keeps me busy diving her around.
Betsie is starting second grade at the local elementary school. We met her teacher yesterday and she is really excited. I know she will have a great year. We prayed for just the right teacher, and I believe God has answered that prayer.
I’m getting a little anxious about our upcoming conference for Thriveal. One of our venues backed out and I’m not sure where to have the welcome reception. We have certain teaching and an activity planned, so I need a certain space. And people are not signing up as fast as I would like. Eek! It’ll be good and all come together, but it’s going to be busy between now and October. Our other company, Blumer CPAs, is getting some cool exposure. We were in the New York Times! And that has led to an interview with The Huffington Post. We’ve got a few new customers we’re onboarding and a couple of tax deadlines coming up. So yes, busy busy there as well. And of course I have to keep our blogs and podcasts running. The blogs are the hardest to maintain. If I miss a post, no one freaks out. The podcasts are scheduled and have sponsors and co-hosts so there is a lot more accountability there. Check them out! I produce the Thrivecast and The Businessology Show.
Loving my BodyMedia band! I really want to review it here soon. Like I said, I love it, but there are cons as well, so I want to do a thorough write up in case anyone is considering using one. Overall though, I feel more empowered. I know what I burn each day so I can make decisions about my diet. It’s good not to guess! Still doing bootcamp, spin, and hiking. I have noticed that when I do lunges my knees don’t hurt anymore. And I have signed up for the Color Run in Charleston in November. Jason, Mary, and I are teaming up with my brother’s family. So I need to add more running to my workouts.
Down 31.8 pounds as of this morning. Yippee! I’m averaging a little over a pound a week. It’s slow and steady, but headed in the right direction. I got to buy a smaller size last time I bought something for myself. Something I am avoiding mostly because it’ll be too expensive to shop in every size. However, my pants wouldn’t stay up! I’m loving becoming a better version of myself.
Thanks for reading. I hope to post a few more times this week, so come back soon.