In my life this week....
It's been a busy week. Joe and I started a fitness program. There was lots and lots of errands, therapy appointments, and just plain running around. Most days I still don't know why. I feel very overwhelmed each morning when I wake up. The final fair projects will be done soon though, for our county fair, so one less thing off my plate.
Joe and I are working hard at getting fit. The lady I weighed in with said that I shouldn't lose more than 20 pounds, and to just work on toning. I am concentrating on my hips and thighs...you know like most women. She said I was very healthy, but needed to up my calcium and protein and water intake. So concentrating on those things.
I took the girls and their cousin and her friend to see Big Time Rush at the zoo. They were so starstruck!!! They were able to meet the opening acts Jackson Guthy and Olivia Sumerlyn also. It was a long and loud evening. But so worth the looks on their faces!!!
We also went to Joe's sportsman club family picnic. Lydia shot her first shotgun. She liked doing it, but said she really enjoys pistol better. The gun is lighter and less kick. I tried my hand at 5-stand skeet, and declared it as a winner over my endurance. I backed out and let Joe finish my round. I couldn't handle the shotgun that long. Too heavy. Think I may stick to pistol competition.
In our homeschool this week....
Ugh.....Brayden.....ugh.....Brayden......yeah, not much else to say. He took advantage of my constant busyiness to get out of his schoolwork. He finished about as little as he could. Yeah, not a happy mommy!!
Lydia did great.....Joey did awesome also. Both are using All in One Homeschool as their primary plans, with supplemental for Lydia for reading.
Caty also did all her schoolwork, and she was very proud to tell the others she finished all her work! It was cute, but I also had to remind her that her work is easier...so don't make the others feel bad.
What I have been cooking.....
I started using quinoa again at the recommendation of the nutritionist. I was glad she didn't shove a bunch of info down my throat, and respected what I laid out as my current nutrition plan. She said she was impressed, and just suggested the quinoa to help with my protein.
Caty and I are working on a nut-egg-dairy-wheat-free chocolate chip cookie for her county fair project. I think we may have hit it on the nose. Joe ate some....which is unheard of...and he said they were good. I used sunflower seed flour instead of almond flour. Very simple ingredient list and they were tasty.
We ate lots of fruit and salad this week. I have to keep reminding Joe, that he needs to cut back on snacking. So I have been watching what snacks are in the house.
What I have been reading.....
I also have been trying to stay up on my Bible reading daily.
A few pics from our week...
Since last week, I finished my first 5K. No I didn't run the whole thing. I am working on that.
Caty is working on a duct tape flower on a pen.
I made zucchini noodles for my homemade spaghetti sauce. I topped it with goat cheese chevre. It was very yummy!!!
Linking up with other homeschool moms at So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler!