Is whacking a cushion considered P.E.?

It is that time of year....everyone is going "Back To School" shopping. We are too, as we love the deals on pencils, erasers (we luv us some erasers!!!), highlighters, and those yummy, stinky white erase board markers that are just too much fun. Thankfully, I don't have to buy uniforms, trendy clothes, or gigantic backpacks with iPod connectors. We are all getting a new pair of hiking boots that cost over $12. A girl has to splurge where she must.

We just completed our annual homeschooling conference, and I am home, feeling inspired. Not by the mess and chaos this mega weekend has created in my house, but of the possibilities...all the POSSIBILITIES!

I was fortunate to hear Jon Young of the Wilderness Awareness School speak. Wow. Here is another author whose book I have possessed for a while but never delved into, who brought it alive for me by talking about parts of it. (On that note: I intend to take parts of my book live, as I see how alive the spoken word can be!). His depiction of "community" really spoke to me, and I am sure a future post will get into this more deeply as I dissect and order my thoughts on it.

I met many new friends, and saw and learned of many new homeschooling approaches. Geesh, we are lucky. I will come back to this post when my kids are driving me up the wall :), and I am scratching at the doors of a school BEGGING for them to let my kids in, LOL.

Seriously, the POSSIBILITIES....

Next week we are "officially" starting school. My kids, being a bit older now, are fully involved in the choosing of classes and curriculum, and my oldest is responsible for journeling some of her work for our records.

I know "school" is about to start for us when I asked my children to do this:

...and they ask me if it counts as P.E.


All is well.....

What I am reading: Fiery Cross (from the Outlander series)
What I am thankful for: My life.
What I am manifesting: Organization