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

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Life is continuing….

Oh my goodness, if I’d left it another two days, it would have been an entire month between blogs…that’s downright SLACK !!!

So much has been going on.. which does help to explain my slackness in the blogging department.

The highlights are –

  • Baby Boy Lucas is now HOME and powering on like the little warrior he has proven himself to be.  He’s settling in at home, putting on weight, getting to know his big brother, and is having his first immunisations today.

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  • I scored myself a not very pleasant intercostal injury about a month ago and am actually still suffering from that.  However, it IS improving (PRAISE GOD !!) so things ARE on the up & up.  I think I did it because I did either too many sit ups, or did sit ups incorrectly.  I had both an ultrasound and an X-ray on my right side chest/ribs etc but it didn’t show anything.  As a result, I’ve had to change my exercise routine …  for the first two weeks, I couldn’t do ANYTHING.  I am pleased to say though that I must have been doing just enough to keep the weight loss train going as the number has continued to drop slowly each Tuesday morning for my weigh-in.
  • We are now down to only two weeks and two days until we sail far far away across the sea !!!  Our renewed passports finally arrived so this is a relief.  I cannot even tell you how excited & humbled I am to know that I get to enjoy two weeks ‘off the job’.  No cleaning, cooking, washing….  Thank you Jesus !!!
  • Sadly there is ups and downs (more downs)  in family over the last few weeks that look to be continuing for a while.  However, God is teaching me a lot throughout.  It’s so easy to see someone’s actions as selfishness on the surface, but when looking deeper, you can expose emotional issues that deserve additional care.  Also, sadly, it is human nature to ‘arc up’ when someone does something to upset you, when in fact, we’ve been commissioned to Love thy neighbour, repay bad with GOOD, do all we can to expand God’s Kingdom, and most importantly, be the LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS !!!
  • DH is really enjoying having his aeroplane and being able to go up to the airfield whenever he can and go for a fly IN HIS OWN PLANE.  He’s been waiting a very long time for this and is LOVING IT !!  He’s also made a nice group of friends up there, which is just as much a part of the whole ‘scene’ he’s been wanting to be apart of for so long. They sit around with their drinks and discuss all things ‘planes’.  I’m really really happy for him.  & as you can see, the kids are enjoying it too.

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  • The biggest homeschool excursion (78 people) I have ever organised went off without a hitch (or any drownings)… Woot Woot !!

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  • Miss 14’s dance comps all went very well.  Now to enjoy the break before it all starts again in Feb 2016.
  • The 2016 homeschool journey has been decided on which is also a weight off my shoulders.  The older two kiddos are currently working through diagnostic testing for next year and are doing very well with them.

So there you go, that basically brings you up to speed, to a degree, on our lives.

Even amongst the ups and downs of ‘life’ I love how God makes ‘lessons’ out of all situations, good & bad.  I’ve also been reading Jefferson Bethke’s Jesus>Religion which is really opening up my view on things.

Blessings xox

HS Day 299 – When life gives you lemons, Thank The Lord for Lemonade.

Happy Friday peeps !!!  Well, it could actually be a tad better, but hey, we’ll roll with the punches.

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DH is, of course, still in Perth..  I miss him so much and although saying “I’ll see you next Friday” sounds soon, in reality, the days go by slowly.. Of course next Friday though will seem like it came around extremely quickly when looking back.

Master 12 (13 in 2wks) had an injury at Soccer training yesturday, so now has his leg up on a chair while doing his schoolwork, Ibuprofen onboard, as well as an icepack and crutches to keep him off the rather swollen knee.  No soccer game for him t’row. :0(  After getting some advice from my super resourceful Nephew-in-law (who happens to have had a few kicking related knee injuries on the footy field over the years), it would seem that he has medial ligament damage which should heal well if he keeps off it for a few days.  Praise The Lord for that ! Psalm 30:2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

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Master 10 still has a terrible cough each evening and morning and today is the day that the doctor told me to fill the antibiotic prescription if he wasn’t better.

Miss 14, while packed with attitude to send her poor mother crazy, is injury free (for now.. LOL).

I must admit, I hit a pretty low moment this morning when trying to sort out how to get Master 12 to the doctor about his knee.  It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then, I just want to cry my eyes out that I have a perfectly good (actually 2 perfectly good) cars in the garage, but can’t drive them.  Due to different circumstances going on with others, I had to try 3 different people before finding someone who could take him.  There may have been a scream into the pillow moment when I just wished so bad that I could drive him myself.  I HAVE to draw on this scripture at these times… or I seriously will go crazy… (or become very bitter).  Philipians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.  However, I do have to have a giggle though about it, as shouldn’t ‘everything’ include driving a car ??? AAARRRGGHH !!!! But yes, I do realise that the ‘everything’ in this context does mean the struggles and restrictions I’m up against because of my limited eyesight.

In regards to our homeschooling journey, I have now officially sent off our withdrawal email for the end of this term.  So, as of term 3, we will no longer be a DE family, but a fair dinkum’ homeschooling family.  woot woot !!  It means absolutely no changes for the kiddos, (continuing with same curriculum etc.) and not too much for me either really, just a change of address to where our test scores etc go.  Our point of contact is still very close by also… only 2 suburbs away.  :0)

There are no official social activities as a registered homeschooler, but there isn’t much anymore happening with our current school, hence the changeover.  We will just need to make more effort with local homeschooling groups. There actually is a LOT on offer in our local area, it’s just getting there that is the issue.  #Godwillprovide

If you were following along with my Paleo blog from a couple of months ago, our direction is going to be loosely based on the Makers Diet… (The Paleo diet has some unbiblical foundations which I don’t like.) basically it is just having as much non-processed foods as possible.  Getting my Bellini Supercook (aka Super Bella) and changing over to those methods of food prep and cooking has certainly helped with that.  I’m loving just how little ingredients I now use to whip up delicious, healthy meals from scratch.  My kids now even love rice due to the yummy mushroom risotto I make regularly.

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Enjoy your weekend peeps !!

Blessings !!

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