Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Actions speak louder than words


Bumbershoot (5 yrs old) is running a lap around the family room, up the stairs, a lap around the living room, up the next flight of stairs then repeating it over and over again.

After watching this for twenty minutes,

Mother asks, "Bumbershoot, what are you doing?"

Bumbershoot replies, "I'm training so that I can run a marathon like you, Mom!"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny on Yarn Along..

Getting closer to finishing my Fibonacci sequence inspired sweater.  The pattern I chose was a buttoned sweater considering that I'll be nursing again for the next two years.  My knitting teacher (a fellow engineer) thought that it would be fun to knit a sweater using the Fibonacci sequence.  The Fibonacci sequence is found all through nature.  Here's one example.

My reading lately consists of reading and re-reading "Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum" by Laura Berquist.  We've been using MODG (Mother of Divine Grace) as our homeschooling curriculum since my oldest was in first grade.  (She's currently finishing up seventh.)  Most of our curriculum has been ordered for next year thanks to an Easter sale at Adoremus Books.

A full homeschool plan of what we are doing is here from grades K-12.  Not sure on how to get it to look a little better on the blog.

Monday, April 16, 2012

needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD

A fun new link up by Elizabeth at In the Heart of my Home

Lately while sewing, I've been listening to the New Testament on cd.  The pattern I used for the girls' Easter dresses was from The King's Daughters.

Thursday, April 12, 2012