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Lynden is all over making sure the bike stays in good health. Just a little bit more air and we are all set. a few more days to go. I have been thinking on things that I would like to take from this challenge and embed them into my everyday life, so tomorrows post will be just that.



My Aida working on a book I made for her. The rain fell outside today around our lovely Cape Cod. Inside we were happy as clams, I got over my feelings of being blue about homeschooling. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing enough or if what I am doing is truly making a impact on there little minds. But as I cycled the other day and a biker passed by I thought there will always be someone better than you and that’s just ok with me.





Such a bitter-sweet day Aida and I have stopped nursing, tonight was our last session. Aida agreed to the proposal but subject to change at tomorrow’s bed time. Sweet girl I lingered in her room well after she was sleep thinking of the moments when she was small.The kids are made up of all our best qualities, all rolled into one. The simple times of a child to be excited when you receive a dollar, to be tickled pink for a bowl of strawberry ice cream. Now a dollar what is that it? Ice cream, cookies, and cake now you are talking.

I’m exhausted and want the car. It would be one thing if I didn’t have a car, but it’s like a dieter with a cupboard full of chocolate bars. You just want to consume what you have lying around. I am going to need the help of my husband to help pull me through this challenge. I hate to do this to you husband, but bring my old chick bike out of retirement and ride with us.


I declared it date night with the kids because papa left town for Navy business. We were out and about for a whopping four hours and the time seemed to pass just like a glass of wine, smooth and fast. We ate at Panera and then strolled over to the Pomegranate. It was National cookie day, or in other words a guilt free day to eat cookies. The kidos snacked on creme filled cookies as I zoomed onto the park. Aida painstakingly eating the filling out of the mint filled Newman’s cookie. I dusted off the crumbs and popped each one out of the bucket, smiles beaming so bright. We played until you could start to see the sun getting heavy-eyed itself. Off for home Aida reciting the whole ABC song while yelling at her brother don’t sing that as he would try to chime in with her. Such a big girl who wants to take on everything by herself. Oh the hill is so big coming home it takes my breath away. Heart pounding excerise, and the lack of oxgyen causes you to leave your mouth open making  new problems, bugs fly in. Put on another 4.5 miles and a smile.




Saturday is always Chads day for extra Z’s, well I was just plain out of ideas for the kids this morning. Everyone into the bucket, rummage please. We cruised the streets looking for thrifty things. I had already 3 miles under my belt by 10 clock . A few treasures but nothing much. Later in the day neighbors kept telling me of this bigger than life yard sell to take place next week. Each one had the same crazed look in their eyes.The Kingswood Rummage… Hmm… sounded familiar, I think I once saw this on the travel channel some years back drooling and wanted to partake. O… my goodness I live in that very same neighborhood now! I can’ t wait and well I do think I have the upper hand with V.I.P parking. Can’t wait to tell you of all my treasures. Don’t forget Earth Day is tomorrow.