Sunday, June 19, 2022

exciting things that are going on in my life

Exciting things that are going on in my life, a bulleted list.

  •  I finally chose a Spanish curriculum! 
After many many hours researching and reading about Spanish programs...we chose Flip Flop Spanish. Part of the reason it took me so long is I had opinions about what I wanted. I knew I desired something that we could all do together (so not parent led, I don't speak Spanish at all) and I also need something easy. I hate prep work. Time is of the essence! Charlotte Mason does short lessons; so I wanted Spanish at a max of 15-20 minute lesson a day. I also knew a native Spanish speaker doing the pronunciations was important to me. And I wanted Mexican-Spanish, not Spain-Spanish (are there politically correct terms for those? If so, I don't know them...) The main reason I wanted the Mexican-Spanish is those who live near us who speak Spanish are from Mexico. Also, cost was a factor. There are some nice curriculums that are 200 to 300 dollars. I wanted something under 150, that wasn't too expensive. 
I am dyslexic and my Spanish accent is HORRIBLE, so having that native voice was a MUST. I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses.  Flip Flop Spanish checked all the boxes. I will let you know how it goes! I don't plan on starting back into school until August. I hope we love it. 

We didn't do any Spanish in our first semester of Ambleside. For the second and partial third semesters of Year One, I did Youtube videos from Language Learners

  • I started reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
What is a safehand? Spren are annoying. I want to take up sketching after reading about Shallan. I didn't understand the prologue with the guys and the swords and I'm guessing somewhere in the next book that will probably make sense. I don't know if I have the emotions to give to this novel. I'm on chapter 10. 

  • I'm going to try to make sourdough bread again tomorrow
I have made sourdough on and off but its hard. Maybe this time it will work, who knows??? I sent my husband to the store to buy whole wheat flour and he bought all purpose! LOL. He tried, and I love him. I found some rye berries in my cabinet and ground them and hopefully they work with the whole wheat starter my friend gave me. I want bread!

  • I played in my second violin recital, with Reuben.

He did great. I had a panic attack and did not so great, but everyone makes mistakes. It's okay. I am still trying to forgive myself. I suck. I guess I need to practice more. No, you can't see the video. I am deleting it. Whee! Playing on a stage is not my favorite thing. But later that day my husband taught me how to change the oil on my car, and that was even less fun. I will take playing the violin in front of an audience over changing my oil any day. 

  • I am not pregnant

I'm not pregnant! I am okay with it. Isn't life weird? After my last miscarriage in 2020, I never thought I would try again, but my husband really wanted too. We had already decided that once I turned 36 to stop having babies, so since I am 35 this is the last year I would want to try. So we have been since January of 2022 and I never said anything because, for the first four months I was paralyzed with fear! Yet it hasn't happened, and I have surrendered to God, and have peace. But, I guess this means something is wrong? I pray for God's will in my life; I honestly am fine with having no more babies but if God wants it, it will happen! I did have another thermography scan and it came back that I could be estrogen dominant and have low progesterone, so who knows. I am trying to nourish my body as best I can.

Me and hubby. We just started intermittent fasting as well, with an eating window from 10-5, but I usually do 9-4 because I can't make it until 10! Working up to it and supporting him as he wants to lose weight. 

Life has been good, the garden is growing, we are eating 600 yellow squash a day and I am still waiting on the tomatoes. Love you all. 

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