I've been doing a lot better with the consistency thing lately. I think having mono shifted something inside of me, spiritually. My body is sick (right now I THINK it's fibro instead of mono...the two feel almost the same but not quite) but they have the SAME effect on my life: lack of energy. So I'm muddling along, but glory to God, I have managed to have a wonderful "week 1" with my kids in their home education. I spend the morning hours teaching them and in the afternoons, they finish up the lessons that they can do independently. I'm sort of following a Charlotte Mason approach, and we are reading the Bible, a German textbook (we do drills etc, too), a history book on the early medieval period, and a super fun thing called "one year adventure novel" that I'm teaching in seminar fashion. We go around and share our previous day's assignment and then watch a video, discuss it, and then each has a lesson to do from the text book and work book. We are loving it. Additionally there's math and science where each is at a different level so they do their own. And I need to teach my high schoolers how to write a research paper, which I'm not sure WHEN I'm going to do.
So that's my home schooling. I've been continuing to sew for customers and have realized that I'd much rather do this than have a dress boutique. There are so many on line dress boutiques that I can't compete with. Custom made clothing, however, is always unique.
And I want you all to know: I started a Facebook group for reading through the Orthodox Study Bible in a year. It's called "Read through the Orthodox Study Bible in One Year" I think. I'm two days behind in my reading. Yipes! But I am trying to re-establish that habit.
God finds little ways to encourage me in my hc journey. It's a small obedience. But I do it for Him...and to honor the Theotokos. I MIGHT, maybe, perhaps, be getting over myself and my insecurities a bit. Maybe.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Hello all, I wanted to show you how DIFFERENT the short snood that I make fits on my head versus Anna Cory's head, for instance. (See the video she so kindly made, advertising my new etsy shop for me!)
Just goes to show how much variety God has made us all with! Same snood pattern on us both. Different head shapes and what we do with our hair underneath. OK, I'll confess: My hair is still on the shortish side, so I have my hair underneath pulled back with a stretchy headband that is clippied to death, and then a wee, itsy pony tail and a...oh the humanity of it all!!!...fake bun which is basically a roll of knit fabric sewn to a comb that sits just above my teensy tiny pony tail. This gives it that "she has hair under there" look, as opposed to the "there's nothing there" look. It balances out my rather substantial NOSE. 8-)
Posted by Alana at 11:44 AM