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This week the majority of the kids in our area went back to school! Even though we are 100% homeschooling this year this effects our family as it means that all the summer activities have come to an end.
The end of summer always makes me a bit sad. I LOVE summer. I love the break from routine, the extra time to spend just hanging out with my husband, my kids and my friends.
However by the end of summer I am so way out of routine that things start getting behind. I have dirty laundry avalanche happening in my basement right now, and I can’t remember the last time I got beyond just keeping up with minimum blog work.
First Thing I am LOVING Lately…
So this week I promised to give you updates on how I am doing with getting up at 4:45 each weekday and following the new morning routine I made based off what I learned in Make Over Your Mornings as well as following my new nightly routine based on what I learned in Make Over Your Evenings (psst…. both courses are on sale for a great price right now)
I was originally thinking these updates would be just be a picture on Facebook or Instagram or perhaps even a daily post but then I got brave and decided to jump way out of my comfort zone and do a Facebook live video sharing an update and a few words on what I have learned from the course.
I liked it so much that I went on to make a second and am thinking this might be a semi regular weekday thing. I am not setting a regular time as yet but generally sometime between 11 am and 12 EST works really well for me. If you go over to my Facebook page and click on the little “v” simple in the top corner of my last video then scroll down the list that pops up and click more and then click on “live notifications” you will be notified when I go live. It is also available for everyone to watch after it is posted too! It isn’t like periscope it doesn’t disappear–unless I did so badly that I decide to delete it 🙂
Second Thing I am LOVING Lately…
I got a free copy of They Danced On
I was so excited when Tyndale Rewards offered They Danced On as their feature book of the week. I have read both book one of the series and book 2 and was anxiously awaiting the 3rd . It only came out a few weeks ago so I was surprised to see Tyndale Rewards offer it for points so quickly. I have been running to mailbox daily hoping it would be there when finally yesterday it arrived.
If it weren’t for me writing about how I need to stick to a new routine to get more done, I so would have had yet another book hangover today. But I will be good and save it for Friday night and Saturday when I can stay up a late reading it and be able to sleep it off .
Third Thing I am LOVING Lately…
My redhead runner and I are keeping our new summer tradition going into fall
It took about 3 summer bike rides to get my redhead runner in biking shape enough to reach the local donut shop and back.
Once she tried their amazing donuts for the first time she was hooked! At first bite she turned to me and said “oh my goodness this has to be a weekly thing”
And so biking for donuts was born. Sadly she had to return to work this week and so we thought we would have to give up our weekly ride—that is until we realized if we could swap out our Saturday run for biking for donuts until at least October or perhaps even November depending on how long the warm weather lasts.
This makes me so happy! Biking and donuts are two things I really love and to combine them with time with one of my closest friends —win/win!
Oh and if you wonder how my behind can take long bike rides my secret is padded shorts like these and a premium seat upgrade (visit your local bike store for a new seat, they can best fit your body (er behind) shape.
Stop Rushing Around and Start Finding Time To Reach Your Dreams