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Royalty, Wife, Mummy, friend, teacher, student & fitness blogger


February 2015

Woot woot !!! I’m tech-savy !!

I’m so excited to tell you all that I am blogging from my mobile !! How exciting that I’m going to be able to blog, with pics, during our trip. 😊

Such excitement !! Lol 💜

HS Day 220 – A huge amount achieved in one day !!! :0)

Hi all !!!
Today has been such a productive, tiring, stressful, jam–packed day…. and we never even left the house. LOL.
Much excitement to share from today’s efforts. The first one is that the workbook that I have been spending many, many hours preparing for our central Australia trip, is so so close to being finished… and with very few grey hairs accumulated over the time.. Praise God !!!
It now sits at 126 pages long… so, yes, there is a lot of reading in it, but also lots of interesting pictures to keep them entertained, as well as fun games to complete, comprehension execises, maths problems, pop quizzes.. and best of all… points to be scored towards certain rewards !!!
It’s not surprising that I have learnt a LOT while putting this workbook together, which is a great thing, as I imagine a fair few questions will be thrown at us throughout the trip. I am quite pleased with how I’ve managed to incorporate maths exercises, relating to our trip. For exampple… How many kms will we travel during our time away.. and what will be our average distance travelled each day?

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This screenshot is missing a few destinations simply because Google maps won’t allow you to enter more than this many destinations.. but you get the general idea. Exciting right ?? Can’t wait. I don’t think I’m going to be able to blog while I’m gone… unless I develop some seriously good tech skills between now and then.. and seeing as we leave 3wks today… I’m not holding my breath.

I really should start some planning to do with packing… how much to take, how often we’re going to wash.. all that boring stuff. We’re mostly only staying one night at each destination, so it will make it difficult to wash & get things dry. Things to ponder on.. “How exciting!” I hear you saying with much sarcasm. LOL.

OK, number 2 of today’s exciting events is that I have lined up the older two kiddos to volunteer at a local farm… the same local farm that we just donated our pony to. It’s really so exciting for them, not just because it’s something they will absolutely LOVE to do, but it’s educational, a selfless activity (woot woot for encouraging a servanthood heart condition.), and may even lead to a paid position for them down the track.

Finally, Number 3 is that I spent an hour on the phone with our Unit teacher mapping out Miss 13’s accelerated Maths program. Woot Woot.. Business Maths here we come !! (I may not be so excited once she starts it though.) There is something very satisfying about mapping out plans for the kids that stretch into the future etc.

All in all for today….. God is so good.. ALL THE TIME !!! In the midst of today, things were hectic, and stressful, and tiring, but at the end of it all, I’m so happy to be able to look back on it and see HIS hand in all things. Unfortunately, I could see the enemy’s hand in some things today too, but hey, that’s what we have the Armour of God for, right !!! he’s under our feet and we need to stay on guard to keep him there. (No, I don’t have bad grammar, I just refuse to give him a capital ‘h’)

That just about wraps up my day…. now for dinner, bedtime.. and all that comes with that. (However, Dad has just gotten home, so now there is a Science experiment going on in the kitchen.)

Blessings Peeps !!! xox

HS Day 214 – Maths tests early + eating out after !!

We’re just wrapping up our 2nd school week t’row and it’s been great so far. Well, except for a minor stuff up with my curriculum order…whoops-a-daisy…. but that’ll be rectified early next week. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that the kids are too disappointed that a couple of subjects didn’t arrive for them to start as yet.

After starting Maths nice and early today, we are heading off to have morning tea with an old school friend in an hour or so. I really do love that we’ve started these early starts with our school work, and that we always do Maths first. This subject is often the cause of much distress and frustration.. especially for Miss 13. She has no problems with her work itself, but she’s just in a phase of very time consuming maths.
I may run into a small issue soon as Master 11 is nearly caught up to the Maths level of Master 12… This will NOT go down well. :0(
I have, however, after searching most of last year, found suitable Art classes for Miss 13. She really is extremely talented, so I’m very happy to have her starting these classes fortnightly starting t’row. I can’t wait to see how her horizons will expand with stretching her own skills and perfecting new ones.
We have a busy sport year this year with all 3 kids sighing up for soccer this year. I think Saturdays are going to be very interesting… and while we’ll enjoy the season, I think we’ll also love it when it ends. LOL. I do think it’ll be great family time together though, as it was last year. Master 12 has dropped cricket this year in order to do Soccer. Miss 13 is still doing Physie, which she LOVES !!!
Our Maths Tutor and Music classes have also begun for the year, which is great !! I do quite like the routine of everything being on the calendar and set for each week. :0)
We have just a few weeks back made the move to a new church. This was a decision not made lightly and not without a great amount of prayer, thought and consultation/confirmation first. I really don’t like the term ‘church hopping’, so particularly don’t like coming under it (or being accused of it), but I also need to follow God’s leading at all times. I had been resisting it for quite a few months, which is never a good thing. I’ll certainly be making more effort to STAY in tune with His will at all times… and not go off on my own tangent.
I was very adamant to not make this decision based on anything ‘logical’ or ‘practical’. Yes, this new church has a great youth group, great worship & teaching, we know several people there, serves great coffee (LOL), but I’m pleased to say that I only knew about the Youth group & great teaching before making the decision. LOL.
The kids all had their first night at Youth Group last Friday night, and it was a resounding success, with all 3 kids jumping in the car saying “That youth group is THE BEST!!” :0)
I also love that God’s word ALWAYS has instruction on EVERY decision we need to make, or any struggle that we come up against.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” Matthew 17:5

(Plus loads more !!! )

I also love that I can seek great guidance from others, but also have the discernment to know who’s counsel to take on and who’s to leave. I am extremely thankful for the teaching I have been able to sit under in the last 3yrs at LH. I shudder to think where I would be in my walk with The Lord had I not been under that teaching for that time. Thankful & Blessed, to say the very least !! :0)

OK… enough from me for the day
Blessings peeps !!! :0)

Can’t sleep :0(

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