Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Not Back to School Time

The kids in the neighbourhood start back at school this week - so many sighs of relief are being breathed. Sometimes I wonder if things would be like that for us if the kids went to school. Nah, I enjoy them being around.
Today's day went like this - woke up late, light brekkie, exercise regime started, hubby goes out to get all the food for my no carb meals this week. Kids begin their home ed day after a late brekkie and are still at it. They've covered photography, arabic, english grammar, italian, IT and now the eldest is on facebook - limited periods only. Wee man has enjoyed drawing rabbits with ninja masks on them. Their work has spanned the day interspersed with lunch, play, go-go's and now it's wee-man's go on the computer. Though quite frankly, the sun is shining and I'd rather be outside
Tomorrow is Pony Day - kids lessons have turned into a family group lesson every Saturday - last week I was attempting a canter. I have cantered and galloped before though not intentionally. Was riding several years ago and the mare that bolted up the field at full gallop was the fastest experience I've had on horseback. I was enjoying the power until the hedge loomed on the brow of the hill and I thought - no, I'm not prepared for that, could end badly for me! Dismounting a horse while yanking her head hard round to the right is a daft but sensible experience and comical for the viewer to behold. In this case the viewer was my mate the farmer on his tractor in the field over the hedge. Boy did he laugh.
Challenges I face this September - mosaic workshop for cancer care centre in Purley, have never done mosaic myself so looking forward to that. ALso the age limit has risen this month as most of the groups are age 35 and up. Need to improve my website and that's been looming like the hedge but I need to jump it this time.

As ever, love life, life loves you

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Love's Not Wrong

Major break from creative projects - launching an Arts Festival and running a project for the same arts festival with various elements to it kinda stretched me to the max. Home educating has to fit into that somewhere too - luckily, the arts project was something the kids were fully involved with - hey, we made a music video, wrote a song, performed live on stage, made Light Boxes, put up exhibitions, took down exhibitions, put them up again! Raising the profile of home education through creativity - hooray!
Husband has reclaimed some time from work and is making music regularly again - ahhh, inspiring, we have fun with it, the kids get involved if they want, mostly laughing at mummy's occasional wobbly vocals! Good to laugh! The latest song was written by our eldest and sung by me - though he has a superb singing voice, he's not yet feeling like adding it to the recording. Hey ho!
Did a Silk Suncatcher Birthday Party on Saturday for a 7 year old and friends - fun was had! For me, best part was that the mum, her best mate and 2 much older daughters joined in and made their own suncatchers too - so much more in depth and very rewarding, they all surprised themselves. I keep saying it, creativity is not just for kids!
Had a reshuffle of the living room / office and of the kids bedroom - energy flowing better now decluttering has taken place. Highly recommend a clear out if you want to boost your energy levels - a home detox.
Beating husband at tennis - well, swings and roundabouts really. A set here and a set there and we're pretty well matched though I'm the better player when I keep a lid on the old thoughts and play with right attitude.
Love Life, Life Loves You