I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by! It's nearly April and I haven't written a blog post! I have been thinking about plenty of them... actually started writing one, but got interrupted.
As a family, we kicked off the year with a cleanse. Around the end of January, my sister and I started doing the Couch to 5K, a walking/jogging (or walking/running plan), which is designed to take nine weeks to get a person running or jogging for 3 miles (5K). My sister & I have the same model treadmill, and we text each other each time we run and encourage one another. We plan to celebrate when we complete the plan. I have some "before" pics that I can share once I have some "after" pics. :) My sister got sick, and I didn't want to finish before her (because I want to celebrate with her... plus it's just more fun doing the plan together...even if we're not really together), so we are behind. I had completed week six, but we started back at week five, because we had not ran for weeks.
A homeschool mom at our church started a once a month homeschool family get together at our church. I think I enjoy the time chatting with the other moms more than the kids enjoy the time with their friends. One of those Mom's really encouraged me, unintentionally, about a goal of mine: to read the entire Bible in a year. She told me that she has been working on that goal for 3 years. Made me feel much better about my failed attempts. I am doing lots better so far this year. I'm using a plan I downloaded a while back that is printed out on bookmarks to check off the chapters each day. I also found a Bible at the thrift store that fits in my purse, so I can do my reading wherever I may be each day, whenever time permits.
I discovered Pinterest... after hearing rave reviews from others. I must admit, I have so much fun on there! I admit to being addicted for a while. Actually, I find it much more addicting than Facebook ever was. For me, it's like designing my own magazine to enjoy each day. I find recipes, clothing, hairstyles, inspirational quotes, Bible verses, home decorating, cleaning recipes, and even homeschool stuff... and I don't have to buy a bunch of magazines... AND I don't have to hunt for the information again, because it's all right there on my pin boards.
I have lots to share in the coming days!