One of my favorite things to do is to go for a walk right in the morning when the sun is just coming up. In fact it is my favorite thing to do (that and morning yoga when the sun is coming up).
Sometimes I go alone and listen to Rudolf Stiener audio books or other audio books, other times Autumn comes with me. Both ways are awesome. I love listening to books and taking time to absorb spiritual wisdom. I also love spending time with my girl and making memories together.
These days we are doing math on our walks again. We recite times tables and ask each other multiplication and division questions whole to part, such as, “Into what number does eight go seven times?” Learning math from whole to part and mentally thinking things out is a great mental workout too. We also do math “stair counting,” where we count up four numbers at a time in time to our walking:
2, 4, 6, 8,
4, 6, 8, 10,
6, 8, 10, 12,
8, 10, 12, 14,
and then backwards,
24, 22, 20, 18,
22, 20, 18, 16,
20, 18, 16, 14,
18, 16, 14, 12,
I thought that I would take a video while out on our walk yesterday morning to share with you all. This is what a windy winter morning is like in Canada. We actually do not have much snow right now, but I thought that I would share what it looks like for those of you who don’t have any experience of winter or snow. I know a few of my close friends out there do not get any snow. Too bad for you! 😦 The snow flakes are sure beautiful!
I was narrating on the video, but you can’t tell because the wind was so loudly blowing into the speaker. The just of what I was saying was that I was showing you winter in Canada and how windy it can be out in the open areas where there is only farmland and prairies. It was such a cold north wind yesterday out in the open while I was doing the video, my hand nearly froze when I had it our of my mitt! Even though the wind is cold, it is still really nice. I mentioned in the video how that forceful wind is great for blowing all the negativite s*** away. I love to experience every day and every part of life that God has created, good and bad, hot and cold. I also like to make homeschooling fun. Doing math on a walk is way more fun than doing math with a pencil and paper, or at a computer.
So, here is a glimpse into a part of my morning routine. Getting outside is something I need to do every day, multiple times a day. I am a nature girl, for sure. Not even the strong north wind can stop me. I just bundle up and head out the door.
Who would want to miss that glorious sunshine??