I just figured it was time for another check in and saying hello. I am not always on top of my own blog roll, and sometimes have to hit "mark all as read" and so it is possible I am missing out on any updates from friends. If so, I'm sorry!
We're doing well here. Duncan has settled into the new school year really well. He has been placed in a 1-2 split, and his teachers who job share (have been doing so for 18 years) have a fantastic reputation among the other parents. Duncan likes both of them, and initial feed back says he is fitting in just fine. Not that I was worried. I was really hoping he'd get in the 1 or 1-2 split as I heard through the grapevine that there is a K-1 split, and we both really feel Duncan needed more challenge than that. He can be a super lazy learner, but totally rises to challenges when he needs to. So I am hoping this will challenge him. He also was placed in class with his best friend, so he is very happy about that.
Cordie continues to be very happy in daycare, even asking to go on weekends. We have placed her in dance this year. She wants to join taekwondo but just doesn't have the attention span yet. So we figured we'd do dance for one year and then we can shift into taekwondo when she is 4.
Bill and I are both working very hard on our weight loss, and are seeing success! I quit Weight Watchers when I wanted to join taekwondo due to financial reasons - couldn't afford both. And frankly, I hadn't seen any movement on WW for months upon months. A few people at work suggested MyFitnessPal.com as something they'd had success with. I signed up for it, and then Bill did, and it's working really well for us. Bill is working a lot harder than I am (he works out a lot more) and has lost 21 lbs in 5 weeks. I have lost 6 lbs in the same time. I am happy with that though! I am sticking with my walking every day at work, and taekwondo 2x/week which is a great work out too.
Taekwondo continues to be a blast. I just love it. I actually look forward to class and if you know me you know I don't look forward to any exercise. Bill is planning on joining this week too now that we have babysitting set up. Thanks Mom and Dad! He also is looking forward to it. Duncan continues to do well. Tiger Cubs typically move up through white belts with colour stripes (white with orange, white with yellow), well Duncan actually completed what's called his "pluses" and moved up to a full orange belt. He is one of 4 kids in his age group who did this and we are so proud of him. He is working so hard at this and loving it. I also graduated to orange belt. We've both joined what's called Masters Club which gives us extra lessons and we do weapons training (right now nun chuks), sparring, and board breaking. Board breaking is AWESOME! How amazingly satisfying it is to break a board. LOL. These are not wooden boards but kind of hard plastic ones that give in the middle, but are increasingly difficult depending on how you do. We have been board breaking with our feet. Love it! Next week we start sparring. I am also looking forward to that.
Tournament end of September Duncan will be in. Tournament south of Seattle end of October than Bill, Duncan and I might all be in. Jumping right into it.
And that's the basics here!
Reading, not enough.
Work - insane.