Saturday, January 05, 2013

Is it that time already???

Back to school time for the Black Pearl Academy!

Man, I am really not ready. I had planned to spend the past week getting ahead on reading and scheduling and organizing. but I didn't.

I have many excuses, of course! The best one is this little guy: 

Sebastian, aka Bast (named for the Ancient Egytian Goddess of Cats)


He followed us home during our family walk on 12-12-12, and won a place in our hearts. But the welcoming of a kitten into a home is always a busy time, especially when you haven't had any pets before as a family! He had to be neutered this week and before that, well, let's just say he spends a lot of time sitting in my lap. So I get nothing done! LOL

The not-so-good excuse is that our checking account was compromised, resulting in a lot of work to get that straightened out!

Another really good excuse is that my mom and I are going to Disneyland in 12 days and I have "Pre-Disney Trip Syndrome" which renders me completely useless. I had a long run today - 10 miles, longest in a whole year - and I have forgotten the mental and physical drain that I get after a long run, so today has been a waste.

And finally, the worst excuse - but probably the most accurate: I am lazy and unmotivated!

Thankfully this will be a short week because Riley has a trip with our church youth group to attend beginning on Friday. I will get enough done tomorrow to make it through the week and then next weekend I will get my butt in gear and really work hard to get back on top of things. In the meantime, I'm going to cheat by using the Teacher's Guides and SparkNotes! LOL

Hope everyone is having a lovely and blessed 2013 so far!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Word of the Year 2013

I am thrilled to announce my Word of the Year for 2013:

HOPE 

I couldn't narrow it down to one verse that embodies this word for me, so I will have to use two.

"Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise." - Hebrews 10:23 (NLT)

"So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord." - Psalm 31:24 (NLT)

Have you chosen a Word of the Year for 2013? It's not too late! Post a comment with your word, and the reason behind your choice, or link to your blog where you have posted about it!

Happy New Year, friends!