Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bzz Bzz Bzz

Hello there, dear reader! It's been a while.

I am so incredibly busy I almost can't believe it myself. Between homeschooling and my Etsy shop and all the million other things I do or have to do, it is difficult to get here! Here's a little recap.

Since the beginning of this year, we have dealt with some major health issues with our children. I am happy to report that everyone is now cast-free, suture-free, and on the road to a healthy spring. We hope. Don't say that too loud.

I am struggling with my thyroid. Again. My newest symptom is an extreme sensitivity to cold. I have always been a warm person, emotionally and physically. Ha ha! So when I am shivering and freezing while everyone else is asking to turn on the fan, I know something is wrong. I have always seen sensitivity to cold on hypothyroidism lists of telltale signs, but never experienced it. I don't like it. I'm always in a sweater or jacket lately when most people are running around in shorts.

Speaking of running, I am still getting out there, though not as often as I would like. I am eager for summer and freedom from homeschooling to get back to my morning and evening runs! Right now, I go whenever I can, which is about three times a week. I missed the 100-mile goal in February, but that's not surprising considering everything we were dealing with at the time. So, my weight loss plan is mostly just diet and a little exercise. I seem to have stalled out at 155 lbs and I suspect thyroid issues may also be to blame.

Homeschooling is motoring along toward the middle of April and standardized testing. Ugh! I want my kids to walk in prepared, so we are heavy on math right now. HEAVY! I think the kids are enjoying it somewhat. We are about to start geometry and I am dreading it! This is the only class I got a C in and I don't know why I never understood the ideas. Maybe I should blame the teacher. Hmm.

How are things in your part of the world? Not too busy to do something you love, I hope!