Well, summer is here!!!! Thank You, Jesus. We are LOVING it. My 7th grader received the Math award for her grade & we could not be prouder of her. She is an amazing person, in all ways, but to me, her heart for Jesus is what truly takes my breath away. We got our 6th grader’s Stanford scores & were BLOWN AWAY. Some of her scores TRIPLED, even as she was compared to other Catholic school children! Amazing. Quickly, within a couple of days, I told hubs that originally I wanted the scores to show the Academy that she is smart and deserves to be there. But after praying on it, I realized that her scores improved because of what WE did. Why mess with that? So we aren’t going to! We are going to homeschool again next school year! Yay! SOOO grateful for the chance to continue what we have started. And now, with a year under our belts, I know what I will tweak/do differently, etc. Sigh. Relief. Good things. Even Science went way up!!!! What??? That’s what I was worried about! I guess we did okay!
Insanity – has started. That is some crazy, crazy workout, y’all! I am not kidding. And it is GOOD!!! I can definitely see how it will improve my fitness and dare I say it, get me a little closer to Boston! Oh, BTW, I didn’t get into to NYC. Boo. But, I did speak to someone at NYRR and I am indeed assured a spot in the 2014 NYC 26.2 due to this year being my 3rd consecutive year of denial. So, that’s super-cool. And I will be able to plan accordingly. And NYC in early November? Are you kidding me??? GAW-GEOUS!!!! Can’t wait! Anyway, yesterday was my first off-day for Insanity – I took it. I have been running along with the program – happy about that – I thought it was kind of frowned upon. But, I read somewhere that Insanity + Running = totally cool if you can do it. The run just makes me happy. I don’t care if I am lumbering along with tree trunk quads, I just need that fix at some point once every 24 hours. South Louisiana summers are beautiful; they are hot & sticky, usually, but some days/evenings suprise me & that’s what I just don’t wanna miss out on. But, yeah, yesterday, I took the whole day off of anything physical – aside from what moms do physically anyway, which is a LOT, but I am digressing again – me & hubs took our daughters to a “double feature” – 42 & Star Trek. Well, 42 was engaging & moving and thought-provoking. Star Trek – well, I would have taken a nap, except that I had consumed, a box of Milk Duds & a box of Snow Caps & TWO large WATERS BY MYSELF. I’m not proud. So, I was sugared up & making runs to the restroom. I did notice that the Star Trek dude reminded me of my son. The handsome guy, not Spock, who reminded my husband of a much-loved nephew.
Anywho. Focused on decompressing & catching up – I cleaned up my car, 2 flower beds, had a 5 mile run & Insanity this morning. I am also slowly going through some drawers & cleaning out those, too. My closet looks fab. My tupperware drawers & cabinets where I keep my beloved mixing bowls/bakeware, etc., looks great!
Okay, find a good Novena, say a Rosary, listen to a Rosary, go to Mass, be thankful. Do something to make God happy. And don’t forget to say your prayers when you are going to sleep & as soon as you wake up. If you already do, then awesome. If not, TRY, okay? Just TRY. God knows we all have struggles & doubts. But He’s still right there, you know, He doesn’t move; we do. And He loves you so much.