Monday, March 2, 2015

February Update

It's March!

February flew by in a whirl of school and driver's ed.  Kylen was VERY happy to have his last classroom session Thursday (final drive with instructor tomorrow).  I don't think the poor kid has ever experienced such a demanding schedule.  It was rough!  But he took the written portion of the test and passed.  Woo hoo!  Now he just needs to keep practicing driving with Greg, and he should be able to get his license on his 16th birthday.  :)

We also had our last day of co-op for the trimester and are officially on break (although school will continue without co-op!).  I will not be teaching during the spring, as I will be aiding in two classes as backup for a friend who has a lot of health challenges.  I won't need to spend the month of March preparing a class.  Yay!  I'm starting to feel almost guilty about having a calm schedule for so long . . . almost!

But I'm not completely idle!  Researching new recipes for my restricted diet (and even trying a few out now and then ;) . . . researching curriculum for next school year, since we'll be changing what we use for at least three subjects . . . researching college info.  After spending a full day looking into options for becoming a writer, Kylen told me he really feels the Lord directing him toward ministry.  He had told me not long back that he is interested in becoming a minister, but I didn't know how serious he was about it.  Apparently, pretty serious!  I'm excited!  I feel like he's going to learn all sorts of awesome things I'd love to know.  :)  I'm not sure where the Lord will take him, but I'm so, SO incredibly proud of him!!!!


katrina said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! I will be praying for Kylen specifically around this decision! Does your food restriction diet have a name? Michael would like to know more about it.

Farrah said...

Thank you so much, Katrina! I know you understand how important it is to me that Kylen go into something He loves with the Lord's blessing. You have two beloved boys yourself who are seeking God's will for their futures! :)

My diet is called the elimination diet or the anti-inflammatory diet. I have found some great recipes that are "vegan" or "raw." I eat a lot of bananas, rice, veggies, chicken, and fish. I use rice and almond milk substitutes and avoid sugar, caffeine, dairy, gluten, corn, and several other foods. A few foods I avoid that are supposed to be bad for arthritis: tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers.