Monday, November 2, 2009

Long time no write

I've thought a couple of time about writing, but never actually made it over to the dashboard to write.
It seems that unless I consciously slow down life is just rushing past. Homeschooling and all the possible extracurricular activities keep one pretty busy. I actually laugh now when people mention socialization as a problem with homeschooling. If we took advantage of all the opportunities for socialization, we wouldn't get any homeschooling done.
We try to get all, or most of, our lessons done in the morning. We have a homeschool PE class on Mondays and Wednesdays afternoons, which the children LOVE. Sometimes it helps concentration if I mention that all lessons need to be completed before we leave!
Cynthia is still going to American Heritage Girls. They meet in Clinton twice a month. Jesse started Cub Scouts, he's a Wolf this year, and Loren is his Leader. My Eagle Scout husband is back in uniform! They meet weekly less than 5 minutes from our house, which is a blessing.
We've been doing a geography and sign language co-op once a month that is really interesting. The children will be presenting a couple of songs they have learned the signs for at the Christmas program in December. In January our family will be presenting the country of Canada.
I've been keeping up with Flylady lately and even though my house is still far from perfect it is so much better and I am happier. Who would have thought that waking up to a clean kitchen and sparkling sink would make so much difference.
Enjoy this day, this first Monday in November. Stop and enjoy your family and reach out in kindness to someone :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Lately it feels that my life is a whirlwind. Too many things claiming my time, too much to do. We leave for Canada in 13 days and how in the world am I going to be ready?