So I have been very busy!! I mean overwhelmingly busy with outside activities. There's yard clean up and getting last minute items cleaned up. We have a massive remodeling project we are undertaking. We are getting a ton of help from my brother and sister-in-law. It's definitely going to be a long summer though of building, re-budgeting and hopefully by fall we will be done.
I am also working on our next school year plan. I am way behind. I working on keeping them busy with projects and activities to feel like they are getting a break without giving them a full break while I do my planning. This also gives me time to do projects around the house that need done.
There have been a bunch of emotional roller coasters too. Joey has food sensitivities that result in manic episodes and fits of rage. He blew up a couple times and his pork allergy has now been confirmed in my eyes. The smallest amount can set him off, so I need to make sure to read and watch what he eats very closely. I have an allergy to pork also, so I know to watch but Joey doesn't remember to watch what he eats.
I was proud of myself this week. I managed to do my strength exercises every day and was able to run 3 days this past week in up to 1 mile sessions. This is a HUGE deal for me. I was sick for so many months and no idea why. When I started really getting sick, I had to stop the exercising. Walking across my living room was too much. When I exerted myself, the histamine levels in my body would go up very high and I would find myself itching, nauseous and facing low blood pressure issues. I made some more life changes and hopefully let my body do some healing. I finally got the courage up to exercise again a few weeks ago. I started just on strength training at first. I also stopped drinking so much tea. I was drinking green tea, but had to cut that back because of the high histamines. I switched to herbal peppermint and chamomile. I allow myself one cup a day and upped my water intake. It's been a rough road traveling the last few months, and I am no where near 100% but I have been able get a little stronger and keep working on that. I feel like I can at least keep up with the kids now.
Here are some of the things we done the past couple weeks.....
We are in full 4H mode trying to finish up projects and get them ready in the next two weeks. We have 3 done now out of 10.
Bones, Bones. Then she created dinosaur art.
Measuring how big dinosaurs really were in our side street.
Measuring how big a triceratops footprint would have been.
Joey is working on his Magic of Electricity 4H project book. Made a compass
I learned how to put in a subfloor.
It's been a busy couple weeks. Trying to find a balance for all the work has been a challenge. Every season means a shift in something. I will find my feet her soon...and then it'll be time for another change, like always.
Hope everyone had a great 2014-2015 and an has an excellent start to their 2015-2016 school year!!