Karleen's left this morning to head to the panhandle! We will miss you Tara, Dan, Charlie & Kaia - safe travels, we WILL see you ALL again soon!
Rainy, overcast, cool Florida “winter” day.
Up – today – cloudy overcast cool. Florida winter – 60’s. Better than at home though.
We got up and ate and ready for school. We got into our journals and had some fun conversation this am. We got through a lot of material today. Mena was a little dizzy but still did ok. Franki and I did the first of 3 parts of her investigation in Math. Before we move onto the next section/ unit.
Q cranked out a good day of getting through several books and lesson material. I contacted Cheri to see if she would be ok with us going to her house this afternoon. She indeed was good with it. We stopped and had Jimmy John’s for lunch as we took out to Cheri’s for the afternoon.
We then headed out to Cheri’s to chill out with her cats, use the internet and do a few loads of laundry. She is at work all day and told us to enjoy her house. We finished Kahn Academy while we had good internet. We spread out all over the house and we enjoyed the time together. Dawson came over with us to Cheri’s house too and he enjoyed working all afternoon back in Cheri’s home office.
Today we did lots of praying for Wyatt – our KC cousin who broke his arm at school on Tuesday and had to have surgery today to put 2 pins in it to help it heal properly. He was nervous but very brave. We said lots of prayers through out the day and talked about it.
Franki and I started the day walking and jogging with Summer. At Cheri’s we took another walk/jog- Franki is into exercising now that the new year has begun. She even jumped rope with her dad at Cheri’s – I am so proud of her wanting to take care of herself better.
She and I have had a really good 2 days. I want it to continue. She showered today and I straightened her hair for her. It was fun hanging out that way with her. She loves time with Dawson and I alone.
We ended our school day online at Cheri’s around 2:30 pm. It was a productive day with the kids school. I did several loads of laundry during the day. Franki and I took down Cheri’s Christmas tree and decorations for her. We cleaned up her around her house and thought through dinner.
I showered, got ready and headed out to Four Pillars around 6:30 pm for an event of “movie watching” the Four Pillars way. It was really fun…..Cheri sponsored a “Thoughts Become Things” movie night utilizing a Mike Dooley DVD. It was inspiring to watch it in a group setting and “daydream” about what is next in my life….in the adventures of the Fercho’s.
It really is crazy to be living the life I dreamed up for the past 5 years. Since 2010, each year I had something about the RV and this trip on my list of goals/ dreams that I wanted to visualize into existance. Crazy that I/we (together Dawson and I) made this happen and become a reality for our family.
It was great night with Four Pillars……and Cheri, Tatianna, Leann, and Daniel. And on January 1st when I reflected at the beach about the coming year ahead….I struggled to image other things in my life besides what we are doing. However, last night while watching the movie at Four Pillars…..I could not stop writing. It went on and on and just flowed out of me onto paper. I had to get another piece of paper the thoughts were coming to me so fast. It was super cool.
It was also, super amazing to hang out with one of my best lifetime friends since we were 15 years old and being sitting in her dream- “Four Pillars” temporary home. It was so cool to see her vision coming to life. I am so incredibly proud of her and so very inspired by her life passion and what she is doing and will do with Four Pillars. The people surrounding her are also super special. I really enjoyed my evening up at Four Pillars. Check out Cheri’s website and you don’t have to be in Sarasota to experience what they have to offer: http://fourpillarsflorida.com/
Super cool evening! Keep up the great work Cheri and don’t worry about a thing….because you are doing great things with your vision and great things are going to come to you because of it. It has been a joy to experience this with you the past 2 weeks.
My family stayed at Cheri’s enjoying the space and serenity of her home while I was at the movie. When I got back they were super comfortable, it was late and we decided that we would like to stay for the night.
Since Cheri and I had not had any dinner other than popcorn we headed back out to pick up a few items at the RV and then stop by the grocery store. It was fun for Cheri to see “Sun N Fun” RV park – it is a lifestyle and a community all in its own. Fun place. It was even more fun for her to see the RV and were all the Fercho’s have been living almost 3 months. She really liked it and was impressed with the slide outs and how that all worked.
We returned home…..made Cerviche and enjoyed some more awesome conversations. It was late when we finally headed to bed.
Leaving you with this for tonight….
“Your thoughts become things, so choose the good ones!” - Mike Dooley