~1~Tonight at dinner Gabriel (3 years old) shared one of his monologues, complete with charades. It's always a surprise where he will take us.
"First, you get a backpack. Put a swimsuit and a shirt in the backpack and zip it closed. Put it on your back. Then get a sweatshirt and put it on. You have to zip it up. Then go to the airport and fly to Mimi and Papa's house! When you get there you have to go in the elevator. Walk through the garage. Then there are jacuzzis and pools and you can go swimming! ... I know we can't go today. Can we go there tomorrow?"
Ah, if only it were so easy. (Looks like I might have to buy a bigger sweatshirt, though.)
~2~It got up to 54 degrees today. FIFTY FOUR DEGREES!!!!! I was reminded of this meme a friend shared on Facebook the other day.
Just switch out "Daegu" for Michigan and it's pretty much spot on. Flip flop weather! At least for us Americans. Koreans bundle up most of the year.
~3~My sister Katerina arrives next week! Yeehaw! I've been ribbing her a bunch about how I am going to enslave her and take a Mommy vacation (wine at noon? don't mind if I do!) but I am really just very excited to have her here. Mom, I promise not to overwork her... everyday.
~4~Today I went back to doing Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred. I did it last year with impressive results and it's time to get my rear back in gear. I am dyyyyyyying from soreness right now. What a hate/love relationship I have with this workout: hate the soreness, love the results. I won't delve too deeply into the inner ranting I do while doing this workout... Suffice it to say that I am silently screaming "shutupshutupshutup" for about 23 out of 26 minutes. (Grit your teeth and find the inner joy, Micaela. The. inner. joy.)
Immediately after finishing the workout, Ezekiel took a can of chickpeas (one of the kids' "weights" as they followed along with me) and beamed it directly onto Gianna's bare foot. From about a foot away. For about 30 minutes I thought her foot might be broken (one more reason to loathe the Shred) but Gianna recovered pretty quickly. In fact, I knew she was okay when she angrily stomped her feet at her brothers for misplacing her reading book.
~5~I have recently begun to question what the heck this blog is about. Korea? Homeschool? My family? Food? Parenting mistakes? Gentle parenting? (No, those two are not the same.) Photography? My faith?
I guess the answer is "All of the above."
Which puts me squarely in the "Niche Blog" category. How much more niche can you get than a "Catholic mom living in Korea who natural births, cloth diapers, homeschools, practices NFP, loves food and has recently become
~6~Yesterday (barely- actually it was 3 hours ago, but who's counting?) I linked up for the first Theme Thursday with Clan Donaldson. You can see my post here. If you are an amateur photographer, you should check it out and join in on the fun. Our theme this week was Sun flare/haze. I had to do some serious Googling to figure out what those things even were.
Even if you don't have a blog, you can post photos on the Clan Donaldson fan page.
~7~And the Sheenazing Awards goes to (drum roll, please...)
Congratulations to the Sheenazing Award winners, and thanks to Bonnie @ A Knotted Life for hosting!
Head on over to the ever-lovely Jen at Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes.