Sunday, 23 March 2014
I seem to have become a weekend blogger here on Home Baked but I'm cool with that, for now. The whole point of being able to self-publish is that you're in control and it works the way you want it to, isn't it? I'm going to stop making myself feel guilty and just go with the flow.
Why am I so quiet? Well, there have been a lot of hospital visits these last couple of months (nothing terribly life threatening, it turns out) which has been great for progressing with my knitting but has interrupted daily life somewhat, not only with appointments, needles and waiting rooms but also with a bit of renewal of lifestyle priorities and health goals along the way.
After three years of mainstream education we have returned to Home Education and that transition has taken some adjusting to - for me more than Cameron.
I say returned to home education but it's really a completely different thing with a teenager than with a small child so it's like the first time in many ways, however the change is all positive - we left school on a high note and on good terms - and there are some very exciting things happening already. The amount of opportunities and options for young people are both amazing and overwhelming but we're enjoying exploring those ideas together and dreaming up some plans for the future.
We have been studying formally from a curriculum, meeting with friends (and making new ones), taking part in groups, enjoying books together and also cooking, crafting and exploring nature.
Our regular walks, exploring our new area, are a wonderful chance to talk which is my most favourite part - I feel blessed that Cameron will still chat openly about his life, interests dreams, hopes and wishes in a way that the average teenager would never do with an adult. I'm so grateful that I get these extra years with him at home and that the choice exists.
Obviously there is much less time and energy for work and I've been squeezing it in here there and everywhere I can manage.
I have to scale back some plans a little bit but I can always pick them up again in the future when I'm in less demand at home. With this time being so fleeting I'd rather tighten my belt than be less present with Cameron.
That's probably enough news for one blog post! I am blogging sporadically over on The Knit so feel free to come and catch my knitty chat over there (there are some vibrant new yarns in the shop, too!).
Wishing you a happy, Springy week!