Well, our vacation is over, and we are back to school today. As much of a downer as it can be to get “back to the ole grind” (that was my mom’s expression just about every Monday of my life growing up,) it is also really nice to have our old rhythm and routine back.
We don’t have rhythm.
But we are back to school, and we do have sharp pencils, and lesson plans, and that is a pretty good start in my book. And I also have some fun plans to share with you about this blog!
But before I jump up and down telling you about these new things, I’ll quickly share just a bit of our weekend. (We are kind of enjoying being back in Hawaii after a few weeks away.)
Josiah and Luke spent a LOT of their weekend out doing this:
3. Which means I got to do a little of THIS:
In my favorite polarized sunglasses
4. While Levi did THIS:
(no idea what he’d doing here. But it occupied him for at least ten minutes. High five.)
ALSO—Jonah had a soccer game on Saturday (and I left the camera in the car….oops.) The thing is, you might remember from THIS post that Jonah just jumped onto a soccer team, mid-season, after NOT playing soccer for many years. So, there have been a lot of nerves, and a lot of catching up to do. Well, here’s the thing: This last weekend, JONAH SCORED A GOAL. Now, without going into all of the family dynamics or his mother’s secret prayers, I will just tell you all that my heart is very warm and happy right now. Some of you moms out there probably have a good idea what I’m talking about. Anyways, miracles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes! Yay for soccer.
Now for some BLOG UPDATES!
REGULAR FEATURES: I’ve been thinking for a while now about trying to get organized enough to have some regular features on my site. And apparently I have more committment issues than I realized, because that thought alone kind of terrified me. One thing I love about blogging is my freedom to be random and carefree and post whatever I want whenever it happens to hit me. (It’s a personality thing.) But I’ve had the nagging sense that it is time to step it up a bit–for you, my readers’ sake. It is only fair to have a LITTLE consistency around here. So, I’m going to TRY it. And if it doesn’t work, I can always go back, right?
Please say right.
Did you say right?
I will have THREE themed-days as my trial run:
1. TASTY TUESDAYS will feature recipes, links to recipes, or something related to food. Tasty food being the goal. (and hopefully mostly healthy, but let’s not get over- committed here.)
2. HEALTHY THURSDAYS is something I want to TRY, but I’m not sure what it will look like. So for now I’ll just plan on sharing a link, a quote, or something simple. If I get inspired to write a post, then that just may happen too!
3. INSPIRATION will be on Sundays. This too will likely be brief. Most weeks I’ll probably just send you to visit another site which has inspired me that week. It also could be a simple verse, a quote, or a photo of God’s creation! I am a Christian, but rest assured, even if you aren’t, you still may get something out of what I share on Sundays, so don’t shy away!
So, besides those three, the rest of the week I will be my normal, random self. (ahhh.)
***Side note for newer readers: ”Normal and random” means: surf/skate/beach/beauty/baby/homeschooling/nonsensical ramblings/hiking/embarrassing stories/kid style/my style/North Shore Hawaii/favorite places/ridiculousness/bananas/wild chickens/horses/boys/double rainbows/double negatives/and potentially anything else.
If you’re really observant, you may have noticed some other changes around here. I am trying out the “excerpt” style blog roll, and I’m hoping that will go well with some of the days where I post something short, or more than one post. We have modified the comments to (hopefully!) make it easier to leave comments here…(let me know–) We are also working on the Subscription Link, as we’ve heard that there continues to be some problems with that. IF you aren’t subscribed yet, I’ll remind you in a few days as we hope to have it all fixed up by the end of the week.
(Phew, that’s a lot, isn’t it?)
Ok friends–I think you know what to come back for tomorrow! TASTY TUESDAY!!! And it will be short and sweet. :)
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